Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Roman Deep Holdings Ltd Records
Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB49
Title: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd Records
Short title: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd records
Dates of creation: 1906-1940
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.18 cubic metres; 8 Volumes
Name of creator(s): Roman Deep Holdings Ltd, Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire
Administrative and biographical history: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd was formed in 1935 to mine for gold at Dolaucothi, Pumsaint, Caio, Carmarthenshire, with a capital of £500,000. The main focus of the workings was the Ogofau Mine at Dolaucothi. In 1937, the company formed British Goldfields (No. 1) Ltd as an operating company. Mining stopped in 1938 when the companies' funds ran out. The last mine manager of Roman Deep Holdings was T. R. H. Nelson. C. N. Walter became the receiver and manager of British Goldfields (No. 1). The mine was abandoned in 1940 and the companies were dissolved in 1943.
Scope and content: Records of Roman Deep Holdings Ltd, 1906-1940, including assay books, 1935; assay reports, 1935-1939; correspondence of C. N. Walter and T. R. H. Nelson, 1938-1940, and other correspondence, 1937-1940; weekly reports, 1936-1939; measuring books, 1935-1938; cash statements, 1939-1940; wages books, 1936-1937; plans and Ordnance Survey maps, 1906-1934; geological, technical, insurance and other reports, 1936-1939; records of samples, 1935-1938; bullion book, 1938-1939; X rays of workers, 1938; calculations of ore reserves, -; boring book, 1937; returns to mines department, 1937; and articles of agreement with Holloway Brothers (London) Ltd, relating to a survey of the site, 1934-1935.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Trower, Still and Keeling, 5 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, per the British Records Association, 1980.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Annels, Alwyn E. and Barry C. Burnham (eds), The Dolaucothi Gold Mines, 3rd edition (Cardiff, 1995).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: October 2003