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National Library of Wales
Evans, G. G., Newtown, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GRUFFEV

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: G. G. Evans (Newtown) Papers

Short Title: Evans, G. G., Newtown, papers

Creation date(s): 1950-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Gruffydd Glyn Evans (1915-97), Newtown.


Administrative/Biographical history: Gruffydd Glyn Evans (1915-97) of Newtown was the Director of the Montgomeryshire Place-Names Project established in 1987 under the auspices of the Powysland Club. He was also interested in etymology and literature.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers and correspondence, 1982-1997, relating to the Montgomeryshire Place-Names Project, including map data entries and notes on place-names; material on etymology, 1981-1994, including correspondence and notes for talks and lectures; papers, 1971-1995, deriving from G. G. Evans's work as tutor at the Montgomeryshire College of Further Education; minutes, correspondence and papers, 1969-1996, relating to a large number of committees on which Evans served; miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1953-1995, mainly concerning Evans's scholastic and writing work; and research notes and papers, relating to Evans's publications and other research projects.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh.

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Montgomeryshire Place-Names Project; etymology; adult education; committee papers; miscellaneous correspondence and papers; papers relating to publications.

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 NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 30-32. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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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 by the widow of Gruffydd Glyn Evans, Mrs E. Mary Evans, 5 Fronhafren, Newtown, Powys, in March 2000.


Related material: The John Sheringham Papers 51-76 at NLW (see Minor Lists and Summaries 1996, p. 67) also contain material on the Montgomeryshire Place-Names Project.

Publication note: Articles by G. G. Evans based on material in this collection appeared in Montgomeryshire Collections: 'Stream names of the Severn basin in Montgomeryshire', vol. 73 (1985); 'Stream names of Montgomeryshire', vol. 75 (1987); 'The place-names and field-names of Pennant Melangell', vol. 82 (1994); and 'The place-names of Berriew', vol. 83 (1995) (the last-named co-written with D. W. Smith).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 2000, pp. 30-32.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2006

Evans, G. G. | (Gruffydd Glyn), | 1915-1997 | Archives
Names, Geographical | Wales | Montgomeryshire

Personal names
Evans , G. G. (Gruffydd Glyn) , 1915-1997

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