Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

S. Richards, Consulting Quarry Engineer, Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2478

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd

Richards, Samuel, | of Beech House, Llanberis | Archives

Richards, Samuel, | of Beech House, Llanberis | Diaries

Personal names

Richards, Samuel, of Beech House, Llanberis

Corporate names

S. Richards and Company, Mine and Quarry Engineering