2. Printed Material (including translations of printed items).
PFA/9/1 c.1800 Newspaper cutting relating to court case of Hughes against Pugh in relation to two farms in the Llanllechid area (Tal y Waun and Tal y Llyn Agwen)
PFA/9/2 8 December 1922 Copy of Livestock Journal publication.
PFA/9/3 10 April 1923 Catalogue for the North Wales Sale of Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle at John Pritchard Auctioneers, Bangor.
b) Landlordism, Property Defence and the Land Commission
PFA/9/4 1884-86 Bundle of printed items relating to the property Defence Association Ireland and the Irish Defence Union.
PFA/9/5 1887 ‘Cymru Fydd’ Landlordism in Wales by Adfyr (written by request of the South Wales Monmouthshire Liberal Federation). Contains sections highlighted (presumably by Lord Penrhyn). Also within the document are printed copies of an article from Baner ac Amserau Cymru ‘The House of Commons and Small Farms’ published 27th March 1889 p. 9 and ‘The Welsh Farmers Day of Trial who will help them?’ ‘The Land Commission Coming’ published in Y Genedl Gymreig 31 January 1893. Both also have sections highlighted presumably by Lord Penrhyn.
PFA/9/6 1888-1889 The Land Question in Wales Part 1 A Series of Letters on Land-Leagueism Part II The Cae-Einion Farce Printed and published for the North Wales Property Defence Association.
PFA/9/7 1889 Tenancy in Wales A reply to Landlordism in Wales by Adfyr in two parts:
Part I – Adfyr Answered
Part II – The Case for Landowners by Edmund Vincent
Printed and published for the North Wales Property Defence Association.
PFA/9/8 1890-1903 Bundle of Annual Reports for the North Wales Property Defence Association. Years 1891, 1894, 1895, 1897 & 1902 are missing.
PFA/9/9 c.1890 Guide with suggestions as to Answering the Queries contained in the syllabus of the Welsh Land Commission. Issued by the North Wales Property Defence Association.
PFA/9/10 16 March 1892 Two copies of the Parlimentary Debates, second volume of session 1892 in relation to the Tenure of Wales Land Bill.
PFA/9/11 c. 1892 The Land and the Last Straw by R.J. Lloyd Price. Printed by Davies and Evans ‘Seren’ office, Bala.
PFA/9/12 1892-1900 Bundle of printed material, mainly from the Liberty and Property Defence League. Bundle mainly consists of printed notes on parliamentary sessions with objects to be raised by the Libery & Property Defence League. Also contains agenda for a meeting of the League held 25 March 1895 and one item of printed material from the National Free Labour Association.
PFA/9/13 1892 3 x copies of The Land Question in Wales: being A Survey of the Evidence Collected in view of the appointment of a Royal Commission, and Suggestions for the Collection of Further Evidence; together with A review of some of the Main Aspects of the Question. Issued by the North Wales Property Defence Association
PFA/9/14 5 November 1894
The Welsh Land Commission Summary of the Evidence of Mr Edward Davies Plas-Dinam, Llandinam
PFA/9/15 c.1894 Large bundle of documents (mainly press cuttings) relating to the Land Commission in Wales accompanied by a list of evidence that mentions Lloyd George, W.J. Parry etc.
PFA/9/16 28 April 1894 Edition of the National Observer. Article on the Welsh Land Commission highlighted.
PFA/9/17 1895-1904 Bundle of press cuttings wrapped in paper with the following written on it in the hand of George Sholto Douglas Pennant “re false evidence of David Jones before land commission re Dolwyddelen farms” Written in red ink below this is “N.B. The David Jones referred to was sentenced in 1904 6 & ½ years ……(illegible) He was a leading radical solicitor at Llanrwst.”
PFA/9/18 1896 Two copies of The Report of the Welsh Land Commission Leading Articles and Correspondence from The Times. One copy has Property Protection Society stamped on it.
PFA/9/19 1899 The Land of Canaan According to Welsh Newspapers by Outis. Inside front leaf is a letter from the North Wales Property Defence Association stating that
I send herewith an English Pamphlet “The Land of Canaan” according to the Welsh Newspapers
Being the second of a series, written for the above Association.
The same will be issued in Welsh in a few days.”
PFA/9/20 February-December 1906 Bundle of Grievance from Ireland Parlimentary Edition Vol II No’s 13, 19, 21, 22, 23.
c) Religious inc. church defence, Anglicanism etc.
PFA/9/21 1825 Testament Newydd en harglwydd a’n Hiachawdwr Iesu Grist gyda Sylwadau Eglurhaol gan Y Parchedig John Wesley M.A. Wesleyan New testament belonging to Thomas huges, Chwarel Goch.
PFA/9/22 1870 The Second report on the Bangor cathedral Restoration.
PFA/9/23 9 March 1895 Supplement of the Northampton Herald containing article ‘The Church in Wales’.
PFA/9/24 c.1895 Small bundle of printed items including The Times 1 March 1895 and Why Not Have a Religious Census for Wales pamphlet.
PFA/9/26 1901-1906 Large bundle of The National Church with a copy of Crime and its Treatment ‘The Report of the Howard Association’.
PFA/9/27 August/September 1906 Two editions of The National Church.
PFA/9/28 15 August 1913 Two editions of The National Church.
PFA/9/29 January 1914 Edition of Lighten our Darkness: A quarterly record of the Church of England Scripture readers’ Association.
d) Slate Trade inc. quarry, strike, employment issues and free labour movement etc.
PFA/9/30 1835 Prices and particulars of slate at Port Penrhyn.
PFA/9/31 1 January 1885 Edition of the North Wales Observer and Express. Contains account of the negotiations at the Dinorwic Quarry, and announces the retirement of Arthur Wyatt giving a highly favourable account of his management of the quarry.
PFA/9/32 4 April 1888 Translation of an article from Y Genedl Gymreig written on the back of a section of the list of voters in Llandygai Parish. Article in question was published on page 8 of the newspaper.
PFA/9/33 1889 Pamphled cyfrifion ‘Budd-Glwb Chwarel y Penrhyn’.
PFA/9/34 January 1890 Translation of two articles/letters published in Baner ac Amserau Cymru 1st January 1890 with cover letter from the North Wales Property Defence Association.
PFA/9/34a 1890-1901 Bundle of translations of articles published in the Welsh Language newspapers relating to the quarry and W.J. Parry.
PFA/9/35 c.1892 Printed extract from The Times, 12 August 1892 featuring a letter from Stanley Boulter on the Miners Eight Hours Bill.
PFA/9/36 17 Feb 1893 Envelope containing two translations provided by the North Wales Property Defence Association and a note about the specialist translator used for quarry matters. Translations ar of Y Werin 18 Feb 1893 Page 3 Col 3 “Inspection of the North Wales Quarries” and The Welsh Herald 31 Jan 1893 Page 6 Col 2 “The Quarrymen’s Health & longevity”
PFA/9/37 23 March 1897
Translation of an article published in Y Genedl Gymreig ‘Lord Penrhyn and the Quarrymen’
PFA/9/38 June 1897
Statement re quarry affairs prepared for House of Commons debate
PFA/9/39 1897 Bundle of printed documents relating to the Free Labour Protection Association.
PFA/9/40 15 January 1899 Envelope containing printed material from the National Free Labour Association.
PFA/9/41 9 Feb 1899
Envelope containing press cutting “Lady Penrhyn and her workmen and tenants” from the Liverpool Courier. Also includes note by Lord Penrhyn naming the quarryman who wrote the letter, and giving his address. Letter gives high praise to Lady Penrhyn and their family for their charitable work.
PFA/9/42 14 November 1899 Pages from The Liverpool Echo. IN NEED OF REPAIR
PFA/9/43 03 November 1900
Press cutting relating to Penrhyn Strike. Headline “ THE SLATE QUARRY RIOTING” Cutting in held in small paper wallet with the name ‘Romeike and Curtice Press Cutting and Information Agency’
PFA/9/44 05 November 1900
Press cutting relating to Penrhyn Strike. Headline “PENRHYN DISTURBANCES Military to Assist in Arrest of Quarrymen” Daily Chronicle
PFA/9/45 05 November 1900 Press cutting relating to the strike. Headline “PENRHYN RIOTS RINGLEADERS TO BE ARRESTED – MORE TROUBLE FEARED”
PFA/9/46 05 November 1900 Press cutting relating to Penrhyn Strike. Headline “QUARRYMEN’S DISPUTE Ringleaders’ Arrest May Result in Continued Rioting”
Bundle of printed materials relating to Labour Protection Association, Liberty and Property Defence League and Employers Parlimentary Council along with pamphlet ‘Free Labour Frauds A Study in Dishonesty’ and two translations of articles published in Welsh Language newspapers with cover letters from the North Wales Property Defence Association. Translated articles are
19 November 1901 ‘The Penrhyn Matter’ from Yr Herald Gymraeg
3 December 1901 ‘The Penrhyn Strike, Its advantages and Disadvantages’.
PFA/9/48 1901 Envelope containing three press clippings relating to the strike. Written on the envelope is Rev W.W. Lloyd & Rhondda Williams – lies”.
PFA/9/49 January 1901 Envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike.
PFA/9/50 April 1901 Envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike. Cuttings relate to:
1. James Sexton
2. Ben Tillett – “Pharaoh & Nero” “No Surrender”
3. Rev Thomas Hughes Pant Teg
PFA/9/51 September 1901
Printed pamphlet entitled Penrhyn Quarry Dispute Mr E.A. Young’s reply to Mr. Herbert Bridge Hon Sec of the Christian Social reform League. Pamphlet is accompanied by correspondence from Mr. Herbert Bridge refusing to circulate pamphlet at a concert, a copy of a handbill for the concert and correspondence from E.A. Young to Lord Penrhyn on the matter. One of the letters from E.A. Young to Lord Penrhyn mentions that Trench (estate manager) should be present at a meeting so that they can issue notices to quit.
PFA/9/52 September 1902 Large envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike. Cuttings relate to:
1. 1. Lloyd George on ownership of the Quarry
2. Reduction of Quarry Rating
3. Maltman Barrie.
PFA/9/53 September 1902 Large envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike. Cuttings relate to:
1. Lord Penrhyn’s letter
2. Henry Jones correspondence
3. Conciliators, Mr Balfour & Lord Penrhyn
4. Henry Jones’ evasions re Committe
PFA/9/54 26 September 1902 – 08 October 1902
Bundle of Newspaper cuttings relating to the strike.
Cuttings are taken from various newspapers each giving printed accounts communications between parties, descriptions of meetings in Bethesda, subscriptions given to raise money for families of the Quarrymen and details of case of libel threatened by Lord Penrhyn’s solicitors against the ‘Daily Record’. Each cutting is held in a small paper wallet with the name ‘Romeike and Curtice Press Cutting and Information Agency’.
PFA/9/55 October 1902
Large envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike. Cuttings relate to:
1. Deputation to Trades Union Congress
3. Miners federation
4. Bangor Magistrates
PFA/9/56 November 1902 Envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike. Cuttings relate to:
1. Bethesda cemetery (Crossed out)
2. Police inquiry
3. Lord Dudley
PFA/9/57 December 1902
Large envelope of press cuttings relating to the strike.
Cuttings relate to:
1. Police inquiry (crossed out)
2. Keir Hardy Dec
3. Application to Board of Trade Dec
4. Choir Dec
PFA/9/58 N.D. Envelope containing report by the Employers Parlimentary Committee.
PFA/9/58a 30 June 1845 Copy of the Act for the completion of the Chester and
PFA/9/59 29 April 1891 Article from The Man of the World regarding Lord Penrhyn’s libel action against Licensed Victuallers’ Mirror.
PFA/9/60 1901-1903 Box file of Newspaper cuttings relating to the libel case against W.J. Parry.
f) Household including provisions, chattels etc.
PFA/9/61 26 January 1915
Details of property for sale at 53 Mount Street, Park Lane, London and accompanying letter addressed to Lady Penrhyn at Penrhyn Castle inviting her to view. Property on the market for a price of £12,500.
PFA/9/62 April 1923 Catalogue of wines and whiskey from ‘Peters, Hall & Co’
PFA/9/63 N.D. Catalogue for ‘Wireless Apparatus’.
PFA/9/64 N.D. Catalogue of ‘Pocket Aneroid Barometers & Recording Barometers’ by Negretti & Zambra
Loose collection of printed materials relating to the University College North Wales. Includes Charter, list of Governors, large amount of printed minutes, lists of subscribers to College Farm, printed letters and addresses given by Reichel, large number of printed details of experiments conducted by the Department of Agriculture.
PFA/9/66 1921 Annual report of ‘The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Convalescent Home’, Rhyl
h) Leisure inc. Horse Racing, Hunting, Fishing etc.
PFA/9/68 1898 & 1901
Two articles from The Sporting World about the horse ‘King’s Messenger’.
PFA/9/69 February 1899
Edition of The Gamekeeper featuring article and portrait of Mr W. Thompson, Head Game-Keeper at Penrhyn Castle. Article describes Penrhyn Castle estate as being one of the finest in the land for blood sports and mentions that Lord Penrhyn is ‘popular with lovers of both gun and hound, is a capable follower of both sports and a keen fisherman. He owns some of the finest waters in Wales, which, with a generosity most unusual to those possessing proprietary right, are open to the public to fish with rod and line’.
PFA/9/70 6 June 1899 Printed pamphlet entitled The Starting Gate by E.C. Clayton, of the Turf Club
PFA/9/71 28 Sept 1922 Edition of The Racing Calendar
PFA/9/72 21 September 1922 Edition of The Racing Calendar
PFA/9/73 11 July 1923 Catalogue of Peterborough Foxhound Show
PFA/9/74 1864 Marshals Gentleman’s Pocket Book for 1864 – small pocket diary with entries written in the hand of Edward Gordon Douglas Pennant, 1st Lord Penrhyn.
J) Mixed Bundles & Miscellaneous
PFA/9/75 c.1789 Printed pamphlet Considerations Respectfully Submitted to the East-India Directors’ on the matter of artificial slate.
PFA/9/76 1815 Book entitled The Battle of Waterloo with Circumstantial Details, Previous and after the Battle from a variety of Sources and other Documents IN POOR CONDITION – COVER DETATCHED
PFA/9/77 c.1853-1889 Bound book of ‘Clippings’ mainly consisting of press clippings organised into the following categories:
1. American Slate Trade New Welsh Slate Co 1889
2. South Wales Strike 1898
3. Welsh Land
5. Chapels used for political purposes
6. Welsh character
7. Quarrymans May Day March 23 1899 (Category name crossed out and folder empty)
8. Penrhyn Quarry in 1853 etc
PFA/9/78 1855 Printed In memory of * * * by * * * printed at the Office of the North Wales Chronicle. Contains poem eulogising a son lost at battle.
PFA/9/79 1872 Bound Copy of the register of persons Entitled to vote at any Election of a Member to serve in parliament for the County of Caernarvon with the political aleigance of each voter written in pen on the inside.
PFA/9/80 1874 Copy of the register of persons Entitled to vote at any Election of a Member to serve in parliament for the County of Caernarvon with the political aleigance of each voter written in pen on the inside.
PFA/9/80a 1881 Printed pamphlet of ‘Lying Law and Knaves of Clubs’ by W G Dawkins, late of the Coldstream Guards 1881 with Diatribe of Col Dawkins hand written on it.
PFA/9/81 1889-1896 Bundle of printed material relating to Bimetallism (mainly by Henry Chapman M.P.).
PFA/9/82 c. 1891
Envelope containing press cutting “The decoying of an English Girl” and account of a trial of a Frenchwoman under the charge of “conspiring with another person to procure the debauching of a girl named Nellie basket, she being under twenty-one years of age”. On the envelope Lord Penrhyn has written “Convict in the name of Wilson ie Capt E Vereney radical MP for Bucks also a leading light in N. Wales University College”.
PFA/9/83 1892-1903 Large bundle of newspapers, often with comments written on them by Lord Penrhyn. The majority of the newspapers contain articles on the Welsh Land Commission, but some also deal with the strikes of 1896 & 1901, the Parry v’s Penrhyn libel case and the disestablishment issue. Papers include The Times, North Wales Observer and Express, Liverpool Courier, Liverpool Mercury, The Clarion, The Cambrian News (supplement to), The Herald, Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald, and the North Wales Chronicle.
PFA/9/84 10 July 1894 An Ode of Welcome to the Princes of Wales from the Women of Wales with accompanying letter by Alice Gray Jones (Ceridwen Peris)
PFA/9/85 23 September 1894
Order of Service for the unveiling of the memorial window to the late Edward-Gordon, Baron Penrhyn at St Mary’s Church, Bangor.
PFA/9/86 c. 1895-1898
Bound book of ‘Clippings’ mainly consisting of press clippings organised into the following categories:
1. Charity inquiry at Bangor – 1898
2. Strike Raining (envelope empty)
3. Electricity in Slate Quarries
4. Census in Bangor Cathedral and College Site
6. Lord Penrhyn
7. Joseph Lloyd
PFA/9/87 1902-1906 Bundle of printed materials relating to Church Schools, the Education Act of 1902, Unionist Party etc.
Catalogue of ‘Chateaux & Villas on the French and Italian Rivieras’ for sale/rent by agent Knight Frank & Rutley
PFA/9/89 September 1922
Edition of ‘The Empire Citizen’