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Bangor University
Cobbler and blacksmith account books

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS CB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Cobbler and blacksmith account books

Short Title: Cobbler and blacksmith account books

Creation date(s): 1877 - 1935

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 8 items

Name of creator(s): John Jones of Chwilog and Owen Lazarus of Llanbedr-goch.


Administrative/Biographical history: No administrative or biographical information was available with regards to the Chwilog cobbler and the Llanbedr-goch blacksmith at time of compilation of description.


Scope and content/abstract: 8 account books. One belonging to John Jones, cobbler of Chwilog, Caernarfonshire dating from 1891-1904 and 7 belonging to Owen Lazarus, blacksmith of Efail Newydd, Llanbedr-goch, Anglesey, 1877-1935. They contain details of customers, their personal names and place names together with information on work carried out. The cobbler's accounts are in English whilst the blacksmith's accounts are in Welsh. Evidently, the blacksmith was well respected, since he worked for the Meyricks of the Bodorgan estate and for Lord Boston. Also, inserted into one of the account books of Owen Lazarus is a letter from Lady Magdalene Bulkeley stating : I am very glad indeed that I was able to arrange that you should present yr present to H R H the Prince of Wales and that you are so pleased with his acceptance of it.


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System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and chronologically 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 typescript catalogue available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 17287-17294

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

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

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

Blacksmiths | Wales | Anglesey
Blacksmiths | Wales | Llanbedrgoch
Shoemakers | Wales | Chwilog

Personal names
Jones , John , cobbler of Chwilog
Lazarus , Owen

Corporate names

Chwilog (Wales)
Llanbedrgoch (Wales)

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