Rhiwbach Papers

Scope and Content

Records of the Rhiwbach Slate quarries, 1858-1918. They include accounts of 'country sales', particulars of slate making, wharf accounts, 'bargain' books, slate inspector's book, day wagemen accounts, pay sheet deduction ledgers, time books, stores accounts, accident returns, price cards and miscellaneous papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rhiwbach Slate quarries was one of the smallest of the Ffestiniog workings in the county of Merionethshire. The manager and part-proprietor of the Rhiwbach Quarries for the period 1890-1920 was Mr H. Humphreys. He was a keen and competent employer, always ready to adopt new schemes, and bent upon keeping fully abreast of the latest inventions designed to further slate-production.


Chronologically mainly

Conditions Governing Access


Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Donated in June 1927 by Mr R. E. Jones, headmaster of the Tanygrisiau Council School.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue at item level mainly Access Points

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics made at the discretion of the archivist.


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