Portmadoc Sailmakers Papers

Scope and Content

Material consists of the records of Messrs. Jones and Morris, Sailmakers of Portmadoc. It includes daybooks (dating from 1872 to 1919); accounts of wages paid and quantities of sails fitted etc, (dating from 1895 to 1896). Also includes a rigging plan for a ship called the Earshall.

Administrative / Biographical History

Messrs. Jones and Morris, Sailmakers of Portmadoc, a seaport town in Gwynedd, is listed in Slater's Directory for 1895, as Peter Jones & Co. As well as making sails, the company also fitted them and supplied accessories for ships.

Portmadoc, being close to the larger port of Caernarfon, was also the location for shipbuilders in the nineteenth century and its harbour was used for the transport of slate from the nearby quarries.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs R.E. Jones, Borth-y-gest, Portmadoc.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 13986-13996

Conditions Governing Use

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

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