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Davies, Edward, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EDWIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Edward Davies Papers

Short Title: Davies, Edward, papers

Creation date(s): 1883-1938

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 21 vols

Name of creator(s): Edward Davies, Berriew


Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Davies, a farmer and cultivation officer for the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, spent most of his life in the parish of Berriew, Wales. He was born on 9 August 1860, the son of Thomas Davies, a farmer of Stingwern, Berriew. In 1880 he married Martha Jane Bebb of Castle Caereinion. Their first son, Edward, was born in Castle Caereinion in about 1881, but by 1883 the family were living at Penfynydd, Berriew, until 1892 when they moved to Felindre in the same parish. Later they moved to Cil, also in Berriew, and Lower House Farm, Little Ness, England.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises diaries, 1883-1933, principally detailing farming activities, a volume of farming wage accounts, 1916-1938, and reports of the cultivation officer under the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, 1918-1921.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into three series: diaries, farming wage books and Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive reports.

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 laws apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available in NLW and at Powys County Archives Office.


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by E G P Davies, The Gaer, Trefnanney, Powys, in 1981.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhian Phillips.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: diaries of Edward Davies.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2000.

Davies, Edward, | 1860-1938 | Archives

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Davies , Edward , 1860-1938

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