Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
S. Richards, Consulting Quarry Engineer, Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2478
Title: S. Richards, Consulting Quarry Engineer, Papers
Short title: Richards, S., consulting quarry engineer,papers
Dates of creation: 1896-1968
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 144 items
Name of creator(s): Samuel Richards
Administrative and biographical history: Samuel Richards (fl. 1903-1964) of Beech House, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, and later Philadelphia House, Deiniolen, Caernarfonshire, was a consulting quarry engineer. He worked at the Rivals granite quarry in Llithfaen , Caernarfonshire, becoming the quarry's manager, 1920-1926. From 1942 to 1950 he worked as Assistant Examiner in the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate at No. 31 Maintenance Unit, R. A. F., Llanberis. He also formed S. Richards and Co., Mine and Quarry Engineering, based in Deiniolen. He was married to Ellen Richards.
Scope and content: Papers of Samuel Richards, 1896-1968, comprising financial and business records of S. Richards and Co., 1913-1968; letters and other papers relating to his employment at the Rivals Quarry, Llithfaen, 1910-1926, and by the Royal Air Force, 1942-1950; records of pensions, income tax and National Insurance contributions, 1937-1951; diaries, 1903-1964; general correspondence, 1920-1962; papers relating to the tenancy of Beech Bank, Llanberis, 1936-1967; miscellaneous personal papers, 1896-1967.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: financial and business documents; diaries; employment; personal.
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
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, Papers of S. Richards, Beech House, Llanberis, and Philadelphia House, Deiniolen, Consulting Quarry Engineer, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004