Rhostryfan Shop Account Books

Scope and Content

3 shop account books dating from 1847 to 1867, written in Welsh, listing personal names, place names and goods sold at the shop e.g. tea, treacle, butter, meat, potatoes, velvet, salt, pepper and cheese, amongst other items.

Administrative / Biographical History

No administrative details regarding the shop at Rhostryfan, Caernarfonshire were available at time of compilation of description. It is evident from the account books however that the store supplied the local people with a great variety of provisions.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented by W. Gilbert Williams of Rhostryfan in 1930.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 535 - 537

Conditions Governing Use

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

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