Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

November 2019


Records of the Mona and Parys Mines Co. Ltd. - photographs taken during and after the conservation project


A grant of over £8,000 received from the National Manuscript Conservation Trust and the Welsh Government has enabled the Archives and Special Collections to make the Records of the Mona and Parys Mines Co. Ltd. accessible to all.

The collection, consisting of ledgers and files of correspondence dating between 1786 and 1958, had previously been inaccessible to readers due to their physical condition – being extremely dirty with evidence of mould and insect attack and contamination with guano in some instances.

The cleaning, conservation and packaging project will enable the archivist undertake cataloguing work and ensure the long-term preservation of the collection.

It is believed that this project will create a renewed interest in business, industrial and mining records at Bangor University and will assist researchers to build upon their existing knowledge of this important industry – using it in conjunction with other similar documents in the care of Bangor University, in particular, the Mona Mine Papers and the Records of the Williams and Grenfell’s Copper Smelting Firm.

                                                            This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist


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