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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Festiniog Benefit Society, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/764

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Festiniog Benefit Society Records

Short Title: Festiniog Benefit Society, records

Creation date(s): [18th century]-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Festiniog Benefit Society

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Benefit societies or friendly societies were formed for mutual insurance, among tradesmen and in labour unions, to provide for relief during sickness, old age, and burial expenses. Festiniog Benefit Society, Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, was active from 1898.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: John Jones Tŷmawr family notes, [early 18th century]; funeral books, 1894-1932; account books, 1894-1926; Festiniog Benefit Society rules, 1898; Management Fund receipts and payment books, 1900-1938; sickness books, 1900-1927; investment books, 1917-1957; funeral fund, 1923-1950; account books of the patients treasury, 1925-1955; general ledger, 1934-1954; and minute books, 1936-1956.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: John Jones Tŷmawr family; funeral books; account books; Festiniog Benefit Society rules; Management Fund receipts and payment books; sickness books; investment books; funeral fund; account books of the patients treasury; general ledger; and minute books.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers came into the possession of Cledwyn Williams, Esq., Ffestiniog, together with papers relating to John Jones Tŷmawr.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are in Z/M/942.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Festiniog Benefit Society records and correspondence

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Festiniog Benefit Society | Archives
Friendly societies | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Festiniog Benefit Society

Places
Ffestiniog (Wales)

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