Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog Records
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/60; XD86
Title: Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog Records
Short title: Davies Brothers, slate merchants, Porthmadog, records
Dates of creation: 1862-1976
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Information to be supplied
Name of creator(s): Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog
Administrative and biographical history: The firm of Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, was established in 1879, following the transfer of the company from Jonathon Davies, slate merchant, to the Davies brothers. Davies Brothers ordered slate from many quarries including Diphwys Quarry and Wrysgan Quarry, Merionethshire, and Bugail Quarry, Caernarfonshire.
Scope and content: Records of Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants of Porthmadog, 1862-1976, including deeds and related documents, 1862-1919; trade marks, 1908-1950; list of shareholders, 1942; sale particulars, 1912-1960; directors' reports, 1905-1955; price lists and leaflets, 1906-1972; articles and booklets, 1901-1956; maps, 1952-1964; valuation of stock records, 1939-1973; contracts, [c. 1903]-1946; order books, 1878-1976; shipment records, 1925-1976; financial records, 1878-1976; details of business contacts, 1921-1975; correspondence, 1927-1976; character books, 1937-1960; quotation books, 1942-1957; miscellaneous papers, 1886-1963; Diphwys Slate Quarry Company Ltd records, 1920-1926; and Wrysgan Slate Quarry Company Ltd records, 1884-1920.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group One, general company records, daily company records, and miscellaneous; and Group Two, Davies Brothers records, Diphwys Slate Quarry records, and Wrysgan Slate Quarry records.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Related units of description: Further records are National Library of Wales, Jonathan Davies (Porthmadog) Papers.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: July 2004