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Bangor University
Records of Williams and Grenfell's Copper Smelting Firm

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS COPP

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Records of Williams and Grenfell's Copper Smelting Firm

Short Title: Records of Williams and Grenfell's Copper Smelting Firm

Creation date(s): 1829-1834

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 813 items

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Williams (Owen Williams, of Temple House, Bisham, Berks., son of Thomas Williams of Llanidan, Anglesey) and Grenfell (Pascoe Grenfell, Cornish mine owner, financial authority and Whig politician) owned works at Holywell, Flintshire and at Swansea, Glamorganshire. Williams and Grenfell were also partners in the Chester and North Wales Bank, which was absorbed by Lloyd's Bank Ltd., in 1897.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of books and ledgers regarding copper ores in Cornwall, Swansea and copper manufactured in Great Marlow, Bucks. Ticketings or written tenders bidding for ores in which the names of mines, tonnage and firms to be sold are included. Reports of ores received, smelted, in stock, made and shipped; number of furnaces at work, men employed, amount of coals received etc. for Swansea, Greenfield Mills in Holywell and Liverpool. Copper Office reports; agent's letters and reports; correspondence; stock, smelting and other accounts and inventories, 1829-1834

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and then chronologically. They are 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: An item level typed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 12259-13071

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were discovered in the Bangor branch of Lloyd's Bank Ltd and deposited in the College Library in November 1954.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2001.

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
Copper mines and mining | England | Cornwall
Copper mines and mining | Wales | Swansea

Personal names
Grenfell , Pascoe , 1761-1838
Williams , Owen , industrialist

Corporate names
Williams and Grenfell's Copper Smelting Firm

Places

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