Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

W. Morgan Richards Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM1853

Held at:

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

CONTEXT

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.

CONTENT

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.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Deeds | Wales | Ynyscynhaearn

Geology | Wales, North

Gwynedd (Wales) | History

Harbours | Wales | Gwynedd

Slate industry | Wales | Caernarvonshire

Personal names

Richards, W. Morgan (William Morgan), of Porthmadog

Corporate names

Penrhyn Quarry

Porthmadog Harbour (Wales)

Places

Caernarvonshire

Merioneth

Porthmadog