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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Miles family of Dolgellau, papers (Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DAV

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers

Short Title: Miles family of Dolgellau, papers (Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers)

Creation date(s): 1851-1936

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 77 items

Name of creator(s): Miles family, Dolgellau


Administrative/Biographical history: Henry Miles (d. 1864) was a corn merchant and grocer at Cambrian House, Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Following his death, his widow, Margaret (1822-[1897]), took over the business. She retired in 1873 to make way for her son, Henry Miles (b. 1853). He retired in 1919 and died soon after. The business had by this time been taken over by John Miles Williams. Henry Miles and John Miles Williams were also involved with the Beddycoedwr gold mine, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Business papers of the Miles and Miles Williams families, 1851-1936, including deeds and agreements relating to Dolgellau, Ffestiniog and Llanelltyd, Merionethshire, 1851-1931; letters, [1850s]-1900; probate records, 1865-1915; bills, receipts and plans relating to building work, 1890-1925; miscellaneous business records, 1869-1936; and papers relating to Beddycoedwr Gold Syndicate, 1904-1924, including letters and deeds.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: family; and gold mines.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers passed to Mrs C. E. Miles Williams.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from domicile of donor. Short title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers, catalogue; FamilySearch website (, viewed 26 October 2004; 1901 Census for England and Wales website (, viewed 26 October 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Deeds | Wales | Dolgellau
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd
Gold mines and mining | Wales | Gwynedd
Grocers | Wales | Dolgellau | Records and correspondence
Miles family | Archives

Personal names
Miles family , of Dolgellau

Corporate names

Dolgellau (Wales)
Trawsfynydd (Wales)

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