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Evans, Mali, family papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MALIEVANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Mali Evans Family Papers

Short Title: Evans, Mali, family papers

Creation date(s): 1891-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.108 cubic metres(12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Mali Evans family


Administrative/Biographical history: John Evans (d. 1949) of Tre-boeth, Pembrokeshire, had a shop and three houses built for himself at Vergam Terrace, Fishguard, in 1907. He was a composer, eisteddfodwr and music shop proprietor. He was appointed as an examiner for the Tonic Solfa College in 1891. His daughter, Mali Evans (d. 1991), continued to live at Vergam Terrace and was active in Cymdeithas Cymry Ariannin ym Mhrydain and Undeb Cymry ar Wasgar, and corresponded with a number of Welsh composers and historians of the time.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of John Evans (d. c. 1949) of Tre-boeth and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, including an autobiographical essay, [c. 1949], programmes of eisteddfodau and singing festivals with which he was associated, 1891-1949, manuscript music composed by him, 1893-1948, his eisteddfod adjudications, [c. 1912]-1926, and records and papers relating to his music shop, 1913-1941; papers of his daughter Mali Evans, including papers, some collected, relating to the Welsh colony in Patagonia and the Welsh diaspora, [c. 1895]-1987, and letters from her uncle, Jack Edwards of Aberystwyth, bookseller, musician and Esperanto enthusiast, 1928-1935, and correspondence of Arthur W. Wade-Evans (1875-1964), Welsh historian, and his daughter Mary Phillips to Mali Evans together with printed articles preented by Arthur W. Wade-Evans to Mali Evans.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Spanish

System of arrangement: Arranged into three sections within each deposit: family papers, personal papers, and Arthur Wade-Evans papers.

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: The papers are listed in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1988, pp. 20-22, 1991, pp. 30-31, and 1992, p. 31. Hard copies of the catalogues are available at NLW and HMC. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mali Evans of Fishguard in three separate deposits, in May 1988, August 1990 and June 1991.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Welsh colony in Patagonia are NLW, Cymdeithas Cymry Ariannin ym Mhrydain and further papers relating to the Welsh diaspora are NLW, Undeb Cymry ar Wasgar. Further papers relating to Arthur W. Wade-Evans are NLW, A. W. Wade-Evans Papers (these remain uncatalogued).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW Catalogues of Mali Evans Papers (NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1988, pp. 20-22, 1991, pp. 30-31, and 1992, p. 31).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2001

Booksellers and bookselling | Wales | Aberystwyth
Eisteddfodau | Wales
Evans, Mali, | d. 1991 | Archives
Music stores | Wales | Fishguard

Personal names
Edwards , Jack , 1853-1942
Evans , John , d. ca. 1949
Evans , Mali , d. 1991
Wade-Evans , Arthur W. (Arthur Wade) , 1875-1964

Corporate names

Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

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