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Evans, George Eyre, collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 YREEVAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: George Eyre Evans Collection

Short Title: Evans, George Eyre, collection

Creation date(s): 1565-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.123 cubic metres (4 boxes, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): George Eyre Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: George Eyre Evans (1857-1939) was an antiquarian and historian of Welsh Unitarianism. The son of the Rev. David Lewis Evans (1813-1902), minister of the Church of the Saviour at Whitchurch, Salop, he was born at Colyton, county Devon. He became minister of the Church of the Saviour, Whitchurch and also worked hard for the Unitarian Chapel in Aberystwyth. For eighteen years he carried out research for the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, and was also secretary for the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society for thirty three years. He published a number of books in English and also a private magazine, Antiquarian Notes, from 1898 until 1905.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers collected by George Eyre Evans, 1565-1939, comprising deeds and documents relating to properties in the parishes of Llangynog, Llansteffan and Llanybri, 1565-[1848], 1938; other Welsh properties, 1565-1909; papers relating to the county of Devon, 1693-1939, including deeds, correspondence and papers relating to the Powell and Evans family; together with miscellaneous papers, 1757-1939, including papers relating to antiquarian matters, correspondence and deeds.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged in the following groups: documents relating to properties in the parishes of Llangunnock, Llanstephan and Llanybree, co. Carmarthen; documents relating to other Welsh properties; documents relating to co. Devon; 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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Received from George Eyre Evans c.1934


Related material: Further papers collected by George Eyre Evans are NLW, MSS 4280-4300, 7963, 14631-14639 and 13271-13686; maps, prints ets. Family and school photographs were transferred to NLW, Special Collections; printed books were transferred to NLW, Bibliographic Data department.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The papers pre-date the life of George Eyre Evans.

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 George Eyre Evans Collection, 1971; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Deeds | Wales | Llangynog
Deeds | Wales | Llansteffan
Deeds | Wales | Llanybri
Evans, George Eyre, | 1857-1939 | Archives
Powell family, | of Colyton | Archives

Personal names
Evans , George Eyre , 1857-1939
Powell family , of Colyton

Corporate names

Colyton (England)

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