Papers of W. J. Jarvis, 1862-1989, including essays and notes on quarrying and other subjects, 1959-; 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-; 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.
Papurau W. J. Jarvis (Ychwanegol)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 219 XM/1758 Add; XS/1401
- Dates of Creation1862-1989
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical DescriptionTo be supplied
Scope and Content
Administrative / 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.
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).
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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.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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