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Evans, Alcwyn C., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ALCANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Alcwyn C. Evans Manuscripts

Short Title: Evans, Alcwyn C., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1850]-[1915]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 33 volumes

Name of creator(s): Alcwyn Caryni Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: Alcwyn Caryni Evans (1828-1902), antiquarian and schoolmaster, was born on 14 May 1828, the son of Evan Donard Evans, schoolmaster. He ran a grammar school in Lammas Street, Carmarthen, for forty years and was married twice, first to Elizabeth Amelia Rees and later to Mary Thomas. Alcwyn C. Evans was a highly thorough and industrious antiquary who concentrated his studies mainly on the genealogies of the ancient families of South Wales and on the town and county of Carmarthen, frequently supplementing existing information with his own assiduous research. An essay on the history of Carmarthen won Evans first prize at the National Eisteddfod of 1867. He edited and annotated J. R. Daniel-Tyssen's Royal Charters ... of the Town and County of Carmarthen (1878). He was a member of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and of the Carmarthen Literary and Scientific Institute. For many years, it was Alcwyn C. Evans who prepared the rate books for the town of Carmarthen.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts, [1850]-[1915], of Alcwyn Caryni Evans, mainly comprising antiquarian and historical material relating to Carmarthenshire and other places in Wales and including transcripts from parish registers, public records and other sources, and Welsh pedigrees and genealogical records compiled by Alcwyn Caryni Evans.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin, Welsh, Norman-French.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12356-12388.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Subsequently passed to the library of Sir Evan Davies Jones, bart, of Pentower, Fishguard; sold at Sotheby's Saleroom, London, 18 July 1939, and purchased on behalf of Alderman R. J. R. Loxdale, D.L., Castle Hill, Cardiganshire.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Alderman R. J. R. Loxdale, J.P., D.L., of Castle Hill, Cardiganshire, July 1939.


Related material: See also NLW MSS 6253D, which includes an account compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans of Carmarthenshire parliamentary elections and candidates, 1831-1837; 7268D, which contains a genealogical list by Alcwyn C. Evans of gentry in South and Mid Wales; and 8724B, which includes pedigrees compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans of the Lloyd family of Ffoshelyg and elsewhere.


Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Alcwyn C. Evans 1-33.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line site, viewed 12 January 2010; The Peerage on-line site, viewed 13 January 2010; Dictionary of National Biography on-line site, viewed 13 January 2010.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003, January 2010 and March 2010.

Boroughs | Wales | Carmarthen
Boroughs | Wales | Kidwelly
Carmarthen (Wales) | History
Church records and registers | Wales | Carmarthen
Church records and registers | Wales | Lampeter
Genealogy | Archival resources
Kidwelly (Wales) | History
Local government | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Wills | Wales | Carmarthenshire

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Evans , Alcwyn C. (Alcwyn Caryni) , 1828-1902

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