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Davies, D. Griffith, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSDGRDAV

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: D. Griffith Davies Manuscripts

Short Title: Davies, D. Griffith, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1887-1894

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): D. Griffith Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: D. Griffith Davies (1845-1899), BA, of Bangor, Caernarvonshire, was an antiquarian and draper. He was educated at Friars School and Liverpool Institute and was awarded a BA at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1878. He took over his father's drapery business in Bangor in about 1881, retiring due to ill health in 1897. He was a local secretary in Caernarvonshire for the Cambrian Archaeological Association and contributed articles and illustrations to Archaeologia Cambrensis on Welsh antiquarian matters. He died in London on 9 April 1899.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts of D. Griffith Davies, 1887-1894, comprising archaeological notes and heraldic notes and sketches.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10428-10429.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by John A. A. Williams, Caernarvon, August 1941.



Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archaeologia Cambrensis, 5th series, 9 (1892); Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1897 List of Members (1897); Ancestry Library website (, viewed 8 September 2008; 'Local and District News', North Wales Chronicle, 15 April 1899, p. 5.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2008

Davies, D. Griffith, | 1845-1899 | Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Devices (Heraldry) | Wales
Heraldry | Wales
Wales, North | Antiquities

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Davies , D. Griffith , 1845-1899

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