Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau W. J. Jarvis (Ychwanegol)

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1758 Add; XS/1401

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Title: Papurau W. J. Jarvis (Ychwanegol)

Short title: Jarvis, W. J., papurau ychwanegol (additional papers)

Dates of creation: 1862-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): W. J. Jarvis (fl. 1918-1989)


Administrative and biographical history: William John Jarvis (fl. 1918-1989) of Carmel, Groeslon, Llandwrog, Caernarfonshire, was a local historian. His main interest was the slate industry in Dyffryn Nantlle, having himself worked at Pen y Bryn Quarry. He later became a teacher and lecturer. He was married to Mair Jarvis (née Jones, died 1985) who was the conductor of 'Llethrau'r Cilgwyn' Cerdd Dant choir.


Scope and content: Papers of W. J. Jarvis, 1862-1989, including essays and notes on quarrying and other subjects, 1959-[1986]; memorial cards, 1878-1955; programmes, 1954-1983; books and pamphlets concerning the slate industry and local history, 1899-1981; newspaper cuttings, 1858-1985; miscellaneous records of Vron and Old Braich Welsh Slate Quarries Co. and other quarries, 1862-1955; letters, 1952-1986; music books of Mair Jarvis, 1914-[1977]; miscellaneous personal and family papers, 1881-1989; Welsh poetry, [c. 1920]; photographs relating to Caernarfonshire, 1862-1986, showing bands and choirs, 1896-1979, schools, [c. 1900]-1956, and Dorothea, Cilgwyn, Pen yr Orsedd, Pen y Bryn and other Nantlle slate quarries, [c. 1880]-1974.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: essays/notes; letters; account book; documents re. quarries; memorial cards; programmes; poems; music books; miscellaneous; books/pamphlets; newspaper cuttings (XM/1758 Add); bands and choirs; schools; quarries; and miscellaneous (XS/1401).

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


Related units of description: ?


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, Papurau W. J. Jarvis/W. J. Jarvis Papers, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: December 2004



Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Photographs

Gwynedd (Wales) | History

Jarvis, W. J. | (William John) | Archives

Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd

Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd | Photographs

Personal names

Jarvis, Mair, d. 1985

Jarvis, W. J. (William John)

Corporate names

Vron and Old Braich Welsh Slate Quarries Company