Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
W. Morgan Richards Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM1853
Title: W. Morgan Richards Papers
Short title: Richards, W. Morgan, papers
Dates of creation: 1821-1965
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 52 items
Name of creator(s): William Morgan Richards
Administrative and biographical history: William Morgan Richards was a resident of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, and collected items relating to local history and geology and the slate industry in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, and the Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Caernarfonshire.
Scope and content: Papers of W. Morgan Richards, 1821-1965, including items relating to Porthmadog Harbour, Caernarfonshire, 1821-1947, including a deed relating to Ynyscynhaearn, 1821, and accounts of the ship New Expedition, 1839-1860; papers relating to the Caernarfonshire slate industry, 1902-1930, including printed correspondence and articles relating to the 1900-1903 Penrhyn Quarry dispute, 1902-1904; maps and plans of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, 1844-1923; articles, brochures and pamphlets relating to Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire geology and history, [c. 1831]-1965; research notes of W. Morgan Richards on local history, [20th century].
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: Porthmadog; slate; maps and plans; history and geology; research notes.
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
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
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, W. Morgan Richards Papers, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004