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Bangor University
Searell Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 SEAR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Searell Manuscripts

Short Title: Searell Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1839-1901

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Allen Searell was a native of Devon who came to the Caernarfonshire - Merionethshire border in the mid-nineteenth century, to develop mining and quarrying properties. He resided at Beddgelert where he died in 1865.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection contains manuscripts relating to the various industrial activities of Searell in the following North Wales quarries and mines: Hafod y Llan, Sygun, Cwmorthin, Cwm Trwsgwl, Prince of Wales, Snowdon Slate, Deudraeth, Moelfre, Maenofferen, Braich yr Oen, Lliwedd Bach, Gallt-y-Llan, Croesor and Cefncam. A large proportion of the collection comprises of correspondence with a Henry McKellar of London. The collection also includes the Hafod y Llan Quarry bargain book, 1841; Sygun Copper Mine setting book, 1841-3; Cwmorthin Quarry accounts, 1844-5; regulations governing work at Hafod Quarry; a record of slates (from several quarries) shipped from Portmadoc, 1839-59; reports on the development of the Cwm Trwsgwl and Moelwyn Quarries, 1837-83; plan and sections of the Cwm Trwsgwl and Snowdon slate quarries and of the Deudraeth sett quarry; plans of railways through Sygun Bach and Sygun Fawr estates, from Hafod y Llan to Beddgelert and from Cwmorthin to Tanygrisiau; and five letter books covering the period 1857-67 relating to Searell's various industrial activities.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: No apparent system of arrangement.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

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

Finding aids: Catalogue at item level

Language codes: english and welsh


Accruals: None expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Unknown


Related material: Amlwch Manuscripts Bangor Manuscripts Baron Hill Manuscripts Cynhaiarn Manuscripts

Publication note: Thomas Richards, 'Sources of Caernarvonshire History: University College Library, Bangor', Caernarvonshire Historical Society Transactions , 1941, p.p. 85-94. Access Points


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

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

Mines and mineral resources | Wales | Gwynedd
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd

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