Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Abraham Foulkes Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1213

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Title: Abraham Foulkes Papers

Short title: Foulkes, Abraham, papers

Dates of creation: 1853-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 243 items

Name of creator(s): Abraham Foulkes (fl. 1853-1872)


Administrative and biographical history: Abraham Foulkes (fl. 1853-1872) of Newbridge, Ruabon, Denbighshire, was a surveyor. His siblings included John Foulkes, of Everton, Liverpool, and Elizabeth Gilles of Cefn, Ruabon. His work was mainly in Denbighshire and Flintshire, but he also worked elsewhere in Wales. He was involved with local bodies including Ruabon School Board and the Plas Madoc estate.


Scope and content: Letters and circulars addressed to Abraham Foulkes, 1862-1871, concerning business and personal matters; correspondence relating to 'Pontcysyllte Forge', 1871-1872, Cefn Water Works, 1871, Ruabon School Board, 1871, and the financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Brecknockshire, 1871; business and personal letters to A. Foulkes from Elizabeth Gilles, 1862-1865, and John Foulkes, 1871; miscellaneous documents, 1853-1871, including a notebook, 1853-1860, and calculation concerning coal yards and pits, 1855-1860; miscellaneous accounts, 1861-[c. 1869]; documents relating to royalty accounts for Plas Madoc, 1854-1862; records relating to the North Wales Advertising Board, 1909-1968; and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd, 1907.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the folowing: letters; miscellaneous documents; miscellaneous accounts; documents re. Royalty accounts for Plas Madoc; correspondence re. 'Pontcysyllte Forge'; correspondence re. Cefn Water Works; correspondence re. Ruabon School Board; correspondence re. financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Breconshire; correspondence from J. Foulkes to his brother A. Foulkes; correspondence from E. Gilles to her brother (A. Foulkes); North Wales Advertising Board, and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd.

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Papers of North Wales Advertising Board and a newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd were added to Foulkes' papers.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds contains some unrelated material post-dating the death of Foulkes.

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, Abraham Foulkes Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Foulkes, Abraham, | b. 1832 or 3 | Archives

Foulkes, Abraham, | b. 1832 or 3 | Correspondence

North Wales Advertising Board | Archives

Surveyors | Wales | Ruabon

Personal names

Foulkes, Abraham, b. 1832 or 3

Corporate names

North Wales Advertising Board

Plas Madoc Estate (Wales)