S. Richards, Consulting Quarry Engineer, Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Samuel Richards, 1896-1968, comprising financial and business records of S. Richards and Co., 1913-1968; letters and other papers relating to his employment at the Rivals Quarry, Llithfaen, 1910-1926, and by the Royal Air Force, 1942-1950; records of pensions, income tax and National Insurance contributions, 1937-1951; diaries, 1903-1964; general correspondence, 1920-1962; papers relating to the tenancy of Beech Bank, Llanberis, 1936-1967; miscellaneous personal papers, 1896-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Richards (fl. 1903-1964) of Beech House, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, and later Philadelphia House, Deiniolen, Caernarfonshire, was a consulting quarry engineer. He worked at the Rivals granite quarry in Llithfaen , Caernarfonshire, becoming the quarry's manager, 1920-1926. From 1942 to 1950 he worked as Assistant Examiner in the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate at No. 31 Maintenance Unit, R. A. F., Llanberis. He also formed S. Richards and Co., Mine and Quarry Engineering, based in Deiniolen. He was married to Ellen Richards.


Arranged into the following: financial and business documents; diaries; employment; personal.

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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, Papers of S. Richards, Beech House, Llanberis, and Philadelphia House, Deiniolen, Consulting Quarry Engineer, catalogue.

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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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