Fonds GB 0210 CARLEANES - Cardiganshire Lead Mines Records,

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Cardiganshire Lead Mines Records,


  • 1847-1937 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

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Biographical history

The Geological Survey of Great Britain was formed in 1835. Its functions included the mapping of mineral deposits, recording of mine working, and the gathering of annual statistics of mineral production. In the course of this work, it acquired papers, plans and engineer's reports on mines, including some relating to Cardiganshire lead and lead-silver mines. In 1984, the GSGB was re-named the British Geological Survey.

Archival history

The papers were formerly kept by the British Geological Survey.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the British Geological Survey, Llanfarian, Aberystwyth per R. A. B. Bazley, in 1989.

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Scope and content

Miscellaneous papers and plans relating to lead mining companies, Cardiganshire, 1847-1937, acquired by the British Geological Survey.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: documents; and plans and maps.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp. 7-9, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989.

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  • Text: Cardiganshire Lead Mines Records.