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National Library of Wales
Evans, R. H., collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RHEANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: R. H. Evans Collection (North Wales Deeds)

Short Title: Evans, R. H., collection

Creation date(s): 1685-1911

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.267 cubic metres (9 boxes, 5 volumes)

Name of creator(s): R. H. Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: R. H. Evans lived in Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1686-1911, accumulated by R. H. Evans relating to Plas yn Rhiw and Penarth estates, Caernarfonshire, properties in Denbighshire, Cheshire and Lancashire, particulary Manchester, including miscellaneous correspondence and papers and particulars of mines in Llanengan, co. Caernarvon; manuscripts, papers and volumes relating to local government and the administration of justice in the counties of Caernarfon, Anglesey and Merioneth, 1685-1905, including Pwllheli Petty Sessions records,1847-1905, together with a manuscript volume of 'Old Welsh Melodies' collected by John Ceiriog Hughes, 'Ceiriog', Caersws, and presented by him to Nicholas Bennett, 1885.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: miscellaneous volumes; documents relating to the county of Caernarvon; documents relating to the county of Denbigh; documents relating to the county of Merioneth; and documents relating to the counties of Chester and Lancaster.

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 deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by R. H. Evans, Pwllheli, 1938.


Related material: A collection of maps, including one large-scale manuscript plan of a property in the parish of Llandrillo yn Rhos, co. Denbigh, and manuscript copies of the parish maps of Aberdaron, Botwnnog and Llangybi, all co. Caernarvon were transferred to NLW, Special Collections.


Note: Title supplied from donor's name.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of R. H. Evans Collection.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Deeds | England | Chester
Deeds | England | Manchester
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Plas yn Rhiw Estate (Wales)


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