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Bangor University
North Wales Port Book

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WPB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: North Wales Port Book

Short Title: North Wales Port Book

Creation date(s): 1725-1730

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Unknown

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: It is evident from this source that traders and mariners in North Wales looked towards Dublin, Chester and Liverpool to import goods.
Even in the early 18th century, a vast amount of slate was exported from the area.
For a greater insight into this form of commerce, consult the The Welsh Port Books (1550-1603) , 1927 by E.A. Lewis.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: North Wales Port Book containing accounts of the ports of Beaumaris, Conwy, Pwllheli, Caernarfon and Holyhead. The ships are divided into inwards over sea, outwards over sea, inwards coasters and outward coasters. Includes full particulars of ship's names, master's names, tonnage, manning, where bound, cargo. Particular notice is made of the great export of slates from Beaumaris and Caernarfon early in the 18th century as well as some details regarding smuggling in North-Western Wales.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 484

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired by the University of Wales Bangor in 1929.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cargo ships | Wales, North
Harbours | Wales, North
Shipping | Wales, North

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