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Evans, Titus and Elizabeth, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TIEANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Titus and Elizabeth Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, Titus and Elizabeth, papers

Creation date(s): 1590-1964 (accumulated 1890-1964)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.123 cubic metres (71 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Henry Evans; Arthur W. Wade-Evans; and Thomas Henry Evans.


Administrative/Biographical history: John Thomas Evans (1869-1941), was the second son of Captain Titus and Mrs Elizabeth Evans of Ty Rhos, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. He became a priest in the Church of England in 1892, and later rector of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, where he stayed until 1935. His prime interest was in Church antiquities, mainly in church plate. Between 1905 and 1928, he published six volumes describing the church plate of every parish in the diocese of St Davids, and two volumes on church plate of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. He wrote articles on antiquarian matters, particularly on those concerning Pembrokeshire. Thomas Henry Evans, a mining engineer, travelled the world in connection with his work, including to Alaska and the Transvaal. He was interested in the local history of Fishguard. The Rev. A. Wade-Evans (1875-1964), rector of Wrabness, Essex and historian.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of and acquired by John Thomas Evans and his brother A. W. Wade-Evans 1590-1964, largely antiquarian in interest, comprising transcripts, mostly by J. T. Evans, of church records, 1902-1932, including parish registers for Haverfordwest, St Nicholas, Grandston, Llanwnda, Llanychlwydog and Llanllawer, Newport, Llanstinan, Fishguard, Nevern, Meline, and Dinas (St Brynach's), all of Pembrokeshire, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and Rockingham, Northamptonshire; monumental inscriptions from Llanwnda and Newport churchyard, Manorowen and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; and notebooks of some eminent Welshmen; printed articles and cuttings, [1901]-[1964]; drawings, [1898x1909]; rubbings of armorials from Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire altar vessels; correspondence, 1891-1940, addressed to J. T. Evans, A. W. Wade-Evans and various members of the Evans family, including a group of letters sent from Thomas Henry Evans when he was in South Africa; documents, articles and letters, 1766-1939, relating to various aspects of the interests and life of J. T. Evans in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; historical and antiquarian material and notes, 1904-1938; miscellaneous collected printed material, manuscripts and deeds, 1579-[1928]; personal documents of J. T. Evans and A. W. Wade-Evans, such as licences and certificates, 1895-1964; together with some papers of their brother Thomas Henry Evans, including A copy of Y Llyfr GrĂ´t a book written by T. H. Evans, of his experiences as a mining engineer in the Yukon district, Alaska, 1914; essays by and copied by T. H. Evans, [1859x1920]; and letters, [1859x1920].


Language/scripts of material: English, a few essays in Welsh

System of arrangement: Original volumes retained. The material in volumes 64-71 was arranged into volumes and bound at NLW.

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 NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: At one time, J. T. Evans had intended to give the collection to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, but subsequently changed his mind. Four volumes, numbered MSS 47, 52, 59 and 60, noted in the catalogue were not received by NLW. MSS 61-71 were a subsequent donation by A. W. Wade-Evans, added to the 'Titus & Elizabeth Evans MSS'; the main group of A. W. Wade-Evans's papers form a separate archive.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Selina C. Evans, in 1943 with additions in 1978 by Mrs M. Phillips, Hitchin.


Related material: Further papers of Arthur W. Wade-Evans are NLW, A. W. Wade-Evans Papers; and of J. T. Evans, are NLW, J. T. Evans Collection.


Note: Title dervied from John Thomas Evans' wish that the collection be named after his parents. Some of the papers pre-date the lives of Thomas Henry Evans, Arthur W. Wade-Evans and Thomas Henry Evans.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Titus and Elizabeth Evans Papers, 1994.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Antiquarians | Wales | Archives
Christian antiquities | Wales
Church plate | England | Gloucestershire
Church plate | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Church plate | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Church plate | Wales | Radnorshire
Church records and registers | England | Gloucestershire
Church records and registers | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | England | Stow-in-the-Wold
Law | Wales
World War, 1914-1918

Personal names
Evans , John Thomas , 1869-
Wade-Evans , Arthur W. (Arthur Wade) , 1875-1964

Corporate names


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