Papurau W. J. Jarvis (Ychwanegol)

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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