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National Library of Wales
Evans, E. Vincent, Sir, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 VINANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Sir E. Vincent Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, E. Vincent, Sir, papers

Creation date(s): 1880-1933

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Sir Vincent E. Evans

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Evan Vincent Evans (1851-1934) was born in Nancaw, Llangelynnin, Merionethshire. In 1872 he left Wales for London, where he successfully pursued a career and eventually became manager of the Chancery Lane Land and Safe Deposit Company. He was a prominent member of Welsh cultural organisations and was secretary of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the National Eisteddfod Society, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, and a member of the Royal Commission on the Public Records, as well as being on numerous educational councils; he wrote numerous articles for Welsh newspapers and was involved with several organisations formed for the benefit of Welsh soldiers during the 1914-1918 War.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Sir Evan Vincent Evans, 1880-1933, including correspondence, 1881-1927 (comprising general correspondence to Sir E. Vincent Evans, 1881-1927, letters relating to the Ignatius Williams manuscripts, 1906-1922, drafts and copies of letters from Vincent Evans, 1893-1927, letters addressed to others, 1892-1923; and miscellaneous letters, 1894-1927, mainly those with unrecognisable signatures); bibliography of Welsh printed books, 1701-1807; minutes of the Board of Celtic Studies, 1933; records of the Diphwys Slate Quarry, 1924-1927; papers relating to education in Wales, 1887-1888; the London Committee of the Cardiff Medical Society, 1890; the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1887-1926; the National Library of Wales, 1924-1927; the National Museum of Wales, c. 1900-1928; the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales, 1911-1933; Royal Commission on Public Records, 1914-1916; the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, 1914; the University Board of Celtic Studies, 1922-1927; the University of Wales, c. 1893-1927; the Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund, 1898-1899; and the Welsh Club, 1893-1913; together with copies of speeches and addresses delivered by Vincent Evans; and miscellaneous papers, [c. 1880]-[1930].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence: letters relating to the Ignatius Williams manuscripts; letters in the hand of Vincent Evans; letters addressed to others; miscellaneous; bibliography of Welsh Printed Books 1701-1807; Board of Celtic Studies; Diphwys Slate Quarry; education in Wales; London Committee of the Cardiff Medical Society; National Eisteddfod of Wales; National Library of Wales; National Museum of Wales; Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire Royal Commission on Public Records; Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves; talks and lectures; University Board of Celtic Studies; University of Wales; Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund; Welsh Club (correspondence, administration and miscellanea, letters relating to the Welsh Land Commission, 1893); and miscellaneous papers.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Vincent Evans Papers; Jenkins, Robert Thomas: A history of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and of the Gwyneddogion and Cymreigyddion Societies, 1751-1951 (London, 1951).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cardiff Medical Society | London Committee | Records and correspondence
Diphwys Slate Quarry Company | Records and correspondence
Education | Wales
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | Records and correspondence
Eisteddfodau | Wales
Evans, Vincent, | Sir, | 1851-1934 | Archives
National Library of Wales
National Library of Wales | Archives
National Museum of Wales | Records and correspondence
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Ffestiniog
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions in Wales and Monmouthshire | Archives
University of Wales | Archives
University of Wales. | Board of Celtic Studies | Archives
Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund | Records and correspondence
Welsh Club | Correspondence

Personal names
Evans , Vincent , 1851-1934 , Sir

Corporate names
Cardiff Medical Society | London Committee
Diphwys Slate Quarry Company (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
National Library of Wales
National Museum of Wales
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions in Wales and Monmouthshire
Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves (Great Britain)
University of Wales
University of Wales | Board of Celtic Studies
Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund

Places

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