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Dawson Ware, S., (mining engineer), papers

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CX90

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: S. Dawson Ware (mining engineer) papers

Short Title: Dawson Ware, S., (mining engineer), papers

Creation date(s): 1878-[1950s]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 12 bundles

Name of creator(s): S. Dawson Ware


Administrative/Biographical history: S. Dawson Ware (alive 1932-1950s), mining engineer, was principal partner in D.W. Holdings, active in lead mining in the Llanrwst area, Caernarfonshire, 1932-1948. D. W. Holdings leased Frith (Fridd), Cyffty, the Parc Mine group (Parc, Hafna, Llanrwst, Gwynliffian), Pandora and Pool Mines, Eagle, and Gorlan mines, Caernarfonshire. Dawson Ware also negotiated with Lord Willoughby d'Eresby for a lease for mining the Gwydir Estate in the 1950s, and with Hermann Goering A.G. for a proposed exchange of equipment for lead and zinc in the late 1930s. Dawson Ware amassed sale catalogues and published and unpublished information on past production and ore reserves, and also compiled notes and summaries based upon these and other documents.


Scope and content/abstract: Notes, abstracts and sale catalogues, Llanrwst lead mines, 1879-1917; correspondence and other papers relating to East Snowdon mines, water power and Gwydir Castle [1930s]; correspondence and notes on Gwydir Estate, Llanrwst mine and Vale of Conway mine, [1930s-1950s]; reports on output and resources and other documentents relating to mines including Parc, Pandora, Eagle, Llanrwst, Gorlan, Hafna, Gwydir Valley Workings, East Snowdon mines, [19th century]-[1930s]; and notes on zinc ore resources, 1914-1948.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into bundles, broadly by mine and date, [believed as arranged by compiler].

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Conwy Archive Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Conwy Archive Service have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: S Dawson Ware


Related material: Maps associated with this collection are in Conway Archives Service, CMaps & Plans 29. Related material is Conwy Archives Service, CX67 and CP64, Parc Lead Mine.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description : Conwy Archive Service, Papers of S. Dawson Ware.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Lead mines and mining | Wales | Gwynedd
Ware, S. Dawson | Archives
Zinc mines and mining | Wales

Personal names
Ware , S. Dawson

Corporate names
D. W. Holdings

Llanrhychwyn (Wales)
Llanrwst (Wales)

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