Papers of R. M. Greaves, 1873-1967, comprising correspondence and other personal papers, 1873-1919; farm accounts, 1883-1967, and plans and other documents relating to Wern, 1884-[20th century]; papers relating to Bryncir, 1881-1965, including sales catalogues, 1895-1943, rents, leases and purchases, 1884-1924; items relating to Llechwedd Slate Quarries, mainly registers of rainfall, 1890-1930; and letters to Col. Williams-Ellis, 1952-1959.
Wern Estate - Papers of R. M. Greaves
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- ReferenceGB 219 XD/96
- Dates of Creation1873-1930
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
Richard Methuen Greaves (b. 1852) was the second son of John Whitehead Greaves (1807-80), owner of the Llechwedd Slate Quarries, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. Greaves undertook a world trip in 1873 and 1874. In 1885 he succeeded his brother, John Ernest Greaves (1847-1945), as general manager of the Llechwedd Slate Quarries. He owned Wern Home Farm, Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, and purchased the Bryncir estate, Dolbenmaen, Caernarfonshire, in about 1899. Greaves was interested in all things mechanical and instigated agricultural and domestic improvements on his estates. Wern was at one point converted into a Red Cross Home. It later came into the possession of Col. Martyn (or Martin) Williams-Ellis (1885-1968), nephew of R. M. Greaves.
Arranged into the following: personal; Wern; Bryncir; and Col. Williams-Ellis.
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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of R. M. Greaves, catalogue; Llechwefan/Slatesite website (www.llechicymru.info/), viewed 30 July 2004.
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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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