National Library of Wales
Ratgoed Quarry Company Records
Reference code(s): GB 0210 RATGANY
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Ratgoed Quarry Company Records
Short title: Ratgoed Quarry Company, records
Dates of creation: 1827-1909
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.258 cubic metres (45 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Gaewern Slate Works, Machynlleth; Ratgoed Quarries, Tal-y-llyn; Cymerau Quarries, Tal-y-llyn; Llwyngwern Slate Quarry, Llanuwchllyn; Towyn Company Limited, Tywyn; Abercorris Slate Quarry, Rhiwgwreiddyn, Corris; Cambrian Slate Works, Machynlleth;
Administrative and biographical history: Although the records have since their arrival at the Library been known by the name 'Ratgoed Records', it will be seen from the schedule that the records of several Merionethshire quarry companies are included in the collection. Some may be those of quarries connected with the Ratgoed Quarry Company; more likely, perhaps, some may be records of companies which were represented at different times by the same agent or agents.
Scope and content: Ledger and journal of Gaewern Slate works, Machynlleth, 1835-1856; accounts and notebooks of the Ratgoed, Cymerau, and Llwyngwern Slate Quarries, 1853-1899; ledgers and notebook of the Cambrian Slate Works, 1899-1909; minute books of the Abercorris Slate Quarry Company, 1893-1909, and the Towyn Company, 1893-1903; and miscellaneous accounts and ledgers, 1827-1909.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into : Gaewern Slate Works, Machynlleth; Ratgoed Quarries, Tal-y-llyn; Cymerau Quarries, Tal-y-llyn; Llwyngwern Slate Quarry, Llanuwchllyn; Towyn Company Limited, Tywyn; Abercorris Slate Quarry, Rhiwgwreiddyn, Corris; Cambrian Slate Works, Machynlleth; and miscellaneous items which could not be assigned to one company or quarry.
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: The records listed in this schedule were presented to the National Library of Wales during the Second World War, after the closure of the Ratgoed Quarry. They came from the offices of the agent of the Ratgoed Quarry Company in Machynlleth.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1942.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Ratgoed Quarry Company Records; Homepage website (homepage.ntlworld.com), viewed 17 March 2003.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2003