- 1778-1809 / (Creation)
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xxv, 85 ff. (several leaves torn out) ; 190 x 155 mm. Calf, blind-tooled. 'Debt and Credt Acct and Memorandum Book. Begun 17th June 1779' on front cover.
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Mr John Etor; Newton Ferrers; Purchase; 1993
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A volume in the hand of William Williams (1738-1817, DWB), Llandygái, co. Caernarfon, author, antiquary, and official of the Cae-braich-y-cafn slate quarry, containing accounts and memoranda, 1778-91 (ff. 1 verso-34), including particulars of payments to servants and labourers, 1778-89, churchwarden's accounts, 1778-80, and accounts, 1779-81, relating to the 'Bangor Building'. Also included are draft letters, 1807-9, mostly addressed to the Reverend Dr Samuel Bulkeley (d. 1809), Prebendary of Bristol, and relating mainly to the building of a schoolhouse at Coedana, co. Anglesey (inverted text ff. 35 verso-76 verso), and notes in Welsh and English (inverted text ff. 77-82 verso).
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23179B
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- Quarries and quarrying -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Records and correspondence
- Quarries and quarrying -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Accounting
- Slate industry -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Records and correspondence
- Slate industry -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Accounting
- Quarries and quarrying -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Employees -- Salaries, etc.
- Slate industry -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Employees -- Salaries, etc.
- Domestics -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Salaries, etc.
- Unskilled labor -- Wales -- Bethesda -- Salaries, etc.
- Schools -- Wales -- Anglesey.
- Cae Braich y Cafn (Quarry : Wales) -- Records and correspondence
- Cae Braich y Cafn (Quarry : Wales) -- Accounting
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);