W. Morgan Richards Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of W. Morgan Richards, 1821-1965, including items relating to Porthmadog Harbour, Caernarfonshire, 1821-1947, including a deed relating to Ynyscynhaearn, 1821, and accounts of the ship New Expedition, 1839-1860; papers relating to the Caernarfonshire slate industry, 1902-1930, including printed correspondence and articles relating to the 1900-1903 Penrhyn Quarry dispute, 1902-1904; maps and plans of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, 1844-1923; articles, brochures and pamphlets relating to Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire geology and history, [c. 1831]-1965; research notes of W. Morgan Richards on local history, [20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

William Morgan Richards was a resident of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, and collected items relating to local history and geology and the slate industry in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, and the Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Caernarfonshire.


Arranged broadly into the following: Porthmadog; slate; maps and plans; history and geology; research notes.

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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, W. Morgan Richards Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

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

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