Portmadoc

Scope and Content

Comprising local scene photographs of Ilfracombe, harbour and Sportsman hotel (4) (page 2); signed list of expedition participants (page 3); photograph of harbour and sketch of the view of Breakwater and Garth Quarry, from the cliff near Borth (page 4); description of expedition to Garth Hill by Gertrude Elles (page 5 insert); photographs of Ynys Towyn, the estuary, and view from Garth Hill (6) (page 6); sketch and photograph of diabase dyke in Tremadoc Garth Quarry (page 7); images of Ffestiniog Valley and Tan-y- Bwlch train station (page 9); account of expedition to Arenig by P.H Bahr (page 9 insert); section drawings of Arenig and photographs of the view from Arenig over Bala Lake from the top and on the slopes (3) (pages 10-11); photograph of Tremadoc and Gesail Lavas (page 12); account of expedition to Tyddyndicion by D.W Roy (page 13); sketch with key (page 15 insert); photographs of house at Plas Newydd and Miss Hilmans Pigs (page 16); account of excursion to Tyoby (page 17 insert); map showing relation of rocks north and north west of Penrhyndeudraeth (page 18); account of excursion to Minffordd by H.D Sharpe (page 19 insert); map of excursions (page 20); account of excursion to Penmofa village and section drawing by W.G Fearnside (page 21 insert); photo of glaciated rocks near Ty-Fry and a geological cross section depicting Harlech, grits, and Lingula flags (page 22); account of excursion to examine the Maentwrog section (page 23 insert); photographs of Snowdon area (2) (page 24); account of groups climb of Mount Snowdon (page 25); postcard photographs of Snowdon and River Glaslyn (2); account of excursion to Arenig (page 27 insert); postcard photographs of Portmadoc Harbour from Borth and other Moel-y-Gest (page 28); account of excursions including to the summit of Moel-y-Gest and localities for Diclyonema (page 29 insert); photo print of Beddgelert and Snowdon (page 30); a summary of excursions to Tremadoc and Beddgelert including reference to tea and drinks (page 31); images of a cuckoos egg in meadow pipits nest, a Whinchat, and other animals (6) (page 33); nursery rhymes about members of the group by Mary Caroline Hughes (page 33 insert); photographs of Criccieth Castle, Portmadoc Harbour, and Criccieth from Aberglaslyn (4) (page 34); an a-z summary of the expedition (page 35); photographs of unlabelled flowers (page 36); list of flowers seen and/or collected by H.D Sharpe (page 37 insert); watercolour pictures (3) (page 38-40); sketch of Harlech grit as seen from Tyn-y-coed in Ceunant Llennyrch near Maenturing and photograph of fauna (page 41); railway tickets (5) (page 44); official guide to Snowdon by the Snowdon Mountain tram road, undated and a letter from G.J Williams, a geologist and mine inspector (page 45); and a telegram from P.H Bahr (page 48). Also including loose photographs from the excursion (14).

Administrative / Biographical History

The club stayed at the Sportsman Hotel (photo in front of scrapbook). Participants included: Thomas McKenny Hughes; Mary Caroline Hughes; (Prince) Benja of Siam; M. Urlman; H.D Sharpe; William G. Fearnsides; D.R Roy; PH Bahr; Gertrude Elles; H.B Muff; and two unidentified individuals.

  • June 27th 1901: Garth Hill.
  • June 28th 1901: Blaenau Ffestinog, Arenig.
  • June 29th 1901:Fyddyndicion.
  • July 1st 1901:Tyolby.
  • July 2nd 1901:Minffordd.
  • July 3rd 1901: Penmorfa village.
  • July 4th 1901: Maentwrog.
  • July 5th 1901:Snowdon.
  • July 6th 1901:Arenig.
  • July 8th 1901:Moel-y-Gest, localities for Diclyonema.
  • July 9th 1901: Portmadoc, Tremadoc, Cline Hill, Quarry, Beddgelert.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Spine mostly lost whilst that remaining is fragile, loose pages, foxing, faded and discoloured photographs, worn covers and loose clippings. [Conservation postgraduate student assessment, 2011]

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