Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/6243

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Title: Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

Short title: Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd, papers

Dates of creation: 1836-1941

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 92 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Bugbird (fl. 1859-1893) was a civil engineer. He was employed as an assistant to Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and by the London and North Western Railway Company before settling in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. In 1867 he established Thomas Bugbird & Son, civil engineering contractors, with his son George F. Bugbird (fl. 1867-1924).

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd and various engineers, 1836-1941, comprising plans, specifications, estimates, bills of quantities and other papers relating to engineering works, 1836-1941, including Holyhead and Caernarfon harbours and Holyhead Depot, 1836-1884, sewage works, waterworks and drainage schemes in Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and elsewhere in Wales and England, 1871-1925, and various coastal projects in Caernarfonshire, 1897-1923; correspondence with various clients, 1922-1937; lists of public works carried out by the company, [c. 1937?]; and papers relating to miscellaneous legal cases, 1874-1933.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd, Civil Engineering Contractors, catalogue; Caernarfon Civic Society website (www.caernarfononline.co.uk/civicsociety/), viewed 6 July 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Civil engineers | Wales | Caernarfon

Coastal engineering | Wales | Gwynedd | Maps

Harbours | Wales | Caernarfon | Maps

Harbours | Wales | Holyhead | Maps

Municipal engineering | Wales | Designs and plans

Thomas Bugbird & Son | Archives

Personal names

Bugbird, Thomas, fl. 1859-1893, of Caernarfon (Wales)

Corporate names

Thomas Bugbird & Son

Places

Caernarfon

Caernarvonshire

Denbighshire

Holyhead