Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
William Alexander Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/4369
Title: William Alexander Papers
Short title: William Alexander, papers
Dates of creation: 1850-1928
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 79 items
Name of creator(s): Captain John Jones (d. )
Administrative and biographical history: Captain John Jones (d. ) of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, was the captain of the schooner William Alexander during the 1850s. He was married to Margaret Jones. Their son, John Jones (b. ), was a pupil at Farn Hill School, near Chester, Cheshire, 1856-1859, but also accompanied his father for lengthy periods on the William Alexander, 1858-1860. Mrs Mary Evans (d. ) lived at the Ship Inn, Porthmadog.
Scope and content: Correspondence of Captain John Jones, Margaret Jones and John Jones, 1856-1859, and miscellaneous correspondence, 1850-1928; certificates of character and discharge of John Jones junior, 1858-1860; miscellaneous account books relating to Porthmadog, 1828-1895; papers relating to the estate of Captain Jones, 1861-1895; receipts for wages and effects of crew members of the William Alexander, 1861; papers relating to the settlement of the estate of Mrs Mary Evans, 1866-1875, and receipts for rent paid by her representatives, 1866-1893.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; certificates of character and discharge; financial records; and miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: The archive includes later material relating to the estates of John Jones and Mary Evans.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes later material post-dating the deaths of Captain Jones and Mary Evans.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Collection of papers re. the William Alexander, Captain John Jones, his son, John Jones , and his wife, Margaret Jones.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: July 2004