Records of Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants of Porthmadog, 1862-1976, including deeds and related documents, 1862-1919; trade marks, 1908-1950; list of shareholders, 1942; sale particulars, 1912-1960; directors' reports, 1905-1955; price lists and leaflets, 1906-1972; articles and booklets, 1901-1956; maps, 1952-1964; valuation of stock records, 1939-1973; contracts, [c. 1903]-1946; order books, 1878-1976; shipment records, 1925-1976; financial records, 1878-1976; details of business contacts, 1921-1975; correspondence, 1927-1976; character books, 1937-1960; quotation books, 1942-1957; miscellaneous papers, 1886-1963; Diphwys Slate Quarry Company Ltd records, 1920-1926; and Wrysgan Slate Quarry Company Ltd records, 1884-1920.
Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog Records
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- ReferenceGB 219 XD/60; XD86
- Dates of Creation1862-1976
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The firm of Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, was established in 1879, following the transfer of the company from Jonathon Davies, slate merchant, to the Davies brothers. Davies Brothers ordered slate from many quarries including Diphwys Quarry and Wrysgan Quarry, Merionethshire, and Bugail Quarry, Caernarfonshire.
Arranged into two groups: Group One, general company records, daily company records, and miscellaneous; and Group Two, Davies Brothers records, Diphwys Slate Quarry records, and Wrysgan Slate Quarry records.
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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Davies Brothers, Slate Merchants, Porthmadog, catalogue.
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