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Davies, Ll. ap Ifan, collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 IFAIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ll. ap Ifan Davies Collection

Short Title: Davies, Ll. ap Ifan, collection

Creation date(s): [17 cent., second ½]-1969 (accumulated [late 19 cent.]-1969)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 18 volumes.

Name of creator(s): Rev. Ivan T. Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Ivan Thomas Davies ([c. 1852]-1931) was born in Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire. He attended Spring Hill College in Birmingham, returning to Llanuwchllyn to set up a business selling coal and lime. He assisted Kuno Meyer (1858-1919) with the glossary of his edition of Peredur ab Efrawc (Leipzig, 1887), and corresponded with other academics, and prominent individuals from the Llanuwchllyn area. He acquired manuscripts of Wmffre Dafydd ab Ifan and Gwilym Hiraethog and local records. In 1893 he was ordained as minister of Llandderfel and Llandrillo Congregational churches, in Merionethshire, where he stayed until he retired in 1929. He died on 6 February 1931, aged 79.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts of works by Wmffre Dafydd ab Ifan, Llanbrynmair, [1620x1660], and others; accounts, rentals and chapel records relating to Llanuwchllyn, Llandderfel and Llandrillo-yn-Edeirnion, and the Glanllyn estate, Merionethshire, 1785-1878; commonplace books, 1717-1824; letters, mainly to Ivan T. Davies, from O. M. Edwards, T. E. Ellis, Professor Kuno Meyer and others, 1869-1929; and other items relating to the Rev. Ivan T. Davies, 1872-1969.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English, Greek, Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 19660-74, 21192-3, 23935D.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by his son, Dr Llewelyn ap Ifan Davies, Cemmaes Road, Machynlleth, 1945-1963, and converted into donations in 1966. Further donations 1966, 1974.


Related material: See also NLW Roll 239


Note: Title based on name of donor. NLW MSS 19660-72 were previously NLW Minor Deposits 591-605.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Ll. ap Ifan Davies Collection; Pugh, John, 'Y Diweddar Barch. Ifan T. Davies, Llandrillo', Y Dysgedydd, CXVII (1937), 235-238.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Davies, Humffrey | Manuscripts
Davies, Ivan T. | Archives
Edwards, Owen Morgan, | Sir, | 1858-1920 | Correspondence
Ellis, Thomas Edward, | 1859-1899 | Correspondence
Rees, William, | 1802-1883 | Manuscripts
Rentals | Wales | Merioneth

Personal names
Davies , Humffrey , fl. 1600?-1664?
Davies , Ivan T.
Meyer , Kuno , 1858-1919
Rees , William , 1802-1883

Corporate names
Glanllyn Estate (Wales)

Llandderfel (Wales)
Llandrillo (Wales)
Llanuwchllyn (Wales)

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