Abraham Foulkes Papers

Scope and Content

Letters and circulars addressed to Abraham Foulkes, 1862-1871, concerning business and personal matters; correspondence relating to 'Pontcysyllte Forge', 1871-1872, Cefn Water Works, 1871, Ruabon School Board, 1871, and the financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Brecknockshire, 1871; business and personal letters to A. Foulkes from Elizabeth Gilles, 1862-1865, and John Foulkes, 1871; miscellaneous documents, 1853-1871, including a notebook, 1853-1860, and calculation concerning coal yards and pits, 1855-1860; miscellaneous accounts, 1861-[c. 1869]; documents relating to royalty accounts for Plas Madoc, 1854-1862; records relating to the North Wales Advertising Board, 1909-1968; and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd, 1907.

Administrative / Biographical History

Abraham Foulkes (fl. 1853-1872) of Newbridge, Ruabon, Denbighshire, was a surveyor. His siblings included John Foulkes, of Everton, Liverpool, and Elizabeth Gilles of Cefn, Ruabon. His work was mainly in Denbighshire and Flintshire, but he also worked elsewhere in Wales. He was involved with local bodies including Ruabon School Board and the Plas Madoc estate.


Arranged into the folowing: letters; miscellaneous documents; miscellaneous accounts; documents re. Royalty accounts for Plas Madoc; correspondence re. 'Pontcysyllte Forge'; correspondence re. Cefn Water Works; correspondence re. Ruabon School Board; correspondence re. financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Breconshire; correspondence from J. Foulkes to his brother A. Foulkes; correspondence from E. Gilles to her brother (A. Foulkes); North Wales Advertising Board, and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Abraham Foulkes Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Papers of North Wales Advertising Board and a newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd were added to Foulkes' papers.


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