- 1847-1937 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.009 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator
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.
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.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp. 7-9, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- British Geological Survey. (Subject)
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Description control area
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
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.