Moel-y-Don Papers

Scope and Content

Accounts, including bills of loading of slates shipped at Moel-y-don in Y Felinheli, Caernarfonshire by William Edwards and the Dinorwic Slate Company, 1820-1845. Of particular interest are the details of ships, local and otherwise, engaged in slate traffic during this period.

Administrative / Biographical History

Y Felinheli, sometimes known as Portdinorwic, is a village located between the towns of Caernarfon and Bangor, north Wales. It was once a thriving port on the Menai Strait with a well-sheltered harbour. Slates were transported from Dinorwic Quarry by light railway to the harbour and from there, shipped to all parts of the world.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented by David Thomas, Bangor.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, November 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 11611

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.