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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Towyn Friendly Society and Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries Co. records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBT

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Records of Towyn Friendly Society and Other Papers

Short Title: Towyn Friendly Society and Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries Co. records

Creation date(s): 1832-1953

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Towyn Friendly Society; Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries Co.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Towyn Friendly Society was established in c.1830 in Tywyn, Merionethshire. Members paid a subscription and in return received a range of benefits, including sick pay, pension, and assistance to dependents. The Society continued into the 20th century, but numbers decreased until there were only 13 registered members in 1948. Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries Co., Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, managed the Aberllefenni Quarry, close to Corris, Montgomeryshire, during the 19th and 20th centuries; its records became incorporated in those of Towyn Friendly Society.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records mainly relating to the Towyn Friendly Society, 1832-1953, including registers, 1832-1948; minute books, 1874-1917; correspondence, 1915-1920; miscellaneous Society records, 1877-1943; records of the Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries Co., 1944-1953; and miscellaneous papers, 1880-1949.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Towyn Friendly Society; Aberllefenni Slate Quarry; and Miscellaneous papers

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Cymdeithas Gyfeillgar Tywyn a Papurau Eraill/ Records of Towyn Friendly Society and Other Papers, catalogue; Richards, Alun John, A Gazeteer of the Welsh Slate Industry (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991).

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
Friendly societies | Wales | Tywyn
Slate industry | Wales | Aberllefenni
Towyn Friendly Society (Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarry Co.
Towyn Friendly Society (Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales)

Places
Tywyn (Gwynedd, Wales)

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