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National Library of Wales
Evans, Hugh, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HUGANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Hugh Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, Hugh, papers

Creation date(s): 1809-1931

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Hugh Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Evans (1854-1934) was brought up in Ty'n Rhos, Llangwm, Denbighshire. He worked on various farms as a waggoner before he moved to Liverpool. In 1897, he established the printing press, Gwasg y Brython, the publishing and printing business of Hugh Evans & Sons, Ltd, Liverpool. In 1906, with his sons and Arthur Foulkes, he founded the newspaper, Y Brython and Y Beirniad in 1911, which he printed until 1918. He wrote a number of books of his own, his most famous work probably being Cwm Eithin, which was first published in 1931 and describes rural life in Wales and Welsh customs in the nineteenth century. Cwm Eithin was translated into English under the title The Gorse Glen in 1948. In 1935, Y Twylwyth Teg a volume of stories for children was published posthumously.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of and collected by Hugh Evans of the Brython Press (Gwasg y Brython), Liverpool, including correspondence between and of the Rev. Gwynoro Davies and Isaac Foulkes of Y Cymro (est. 1890), 1895-1896; general correspondence and postcards of the Brython Press, [1895]-[1933]; and miscellaneous papers including, papers relating to the Llangwm area of Denbighshire, 1809-1895, and papers collected by Hugh Evans, [1812x1934].


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence (to The Rev. Gwynoro Davies and Y Cymro newspaper, general correspondence, postcards); and miscellaneous.

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 donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library of Wales by the family of Hugh Evans, Liverpool, in 1952.


Related material: Further papers of the Brython Press are, NLW Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, Gwasg y Brython Archives.


Note: Title supplied from depositor 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 Hugh Evans Papers; 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

Evans, Hugh, | 1854-1934 | Archives
Printing presses | England | Liverpool

Personal names
Evans , Hugh , 1854-1934

Corporate names
Gwasg y Brython

Llangwm (Conwy, Wales)

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