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Bangor University
Portmadoc Sailmakers Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PORT

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Portmadoc Sailmakers Papers

Short Title: Portmadoc Sailmakers Papers

Creation date(s): 1872-1919

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): Messrs. Jones and Morris, Sailmakers of Portmadoc


Administrative/Biographical history: Messrs. Jones and Morris, Sailmakers of Portmadoc, a seaport town in Gwynedd, is listed in Slater's Directory for 1895, as Peter Jones & Co. As well as making sails, the company also fitted them and supplied accessories for ships.
Portmadoc, being close to the larger port of Caernarfon, was also the location for shipbuilders in the nineteenth century and its harbour was used for the transport of slate from the nearby quarries.


Scope and content/abstract: Material consists of the records of Messrs. Jones and Morris, Sailmakers of Portmadoc. It includes daybooks (dating from 1872 to 1919); accounts of wages paid and quantities of sails fitted etc, (dating from 1895 to 1896). Also includes a rigging plan for a ship called the Earshall .


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 13986-13996

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Mrs R.E. Jones, Borth-y-gest, Portmadoc.



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

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

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

Business records | Wales, North | 19th century
Sailmakers | Wales, North | 19th century
Shipping | Wales, North

Personal names
Jones , Peter , fl. 1895

Corporate names
Messrs Jones and Morris

Porthmadog (Wales)

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