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'Alaw Afan', manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSALAWAF

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: 'Alaw Afan' Manuscripts

Short Title: 'Alaw Afan', manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1850x1900]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.081 cubic metres (9 volumes)

Name of creator(s): William Evans ('Alaw Afan', 1836-1900)


Administrative/Biographical history: William Evans ('Alaw Afan', 1836-1900) was a musician who lived at Felincrug and Maenarthur Cottage, near Llanafan, Cardiganshire, in his early years. As well as composing music, he was also the leader of a Llanafan choir, and a competitor in eisteddfodau in Wales and the U.S.A. During the latter half of his life he lived at Treorchy, Glamorgan.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of hymn-tunes and other pieces composed in the second half of the nineteenth century by William Evans ('Alaw Afan').


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7795-7803.

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: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Ebenezer Evans, Treorchy, Glamorgan, son of William Evans, in 1930 and 1931.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2005

Evans, William, | Alaw Afan, | 1836-1900 | Archives
Hymns, Welsh language
Music | Wales | 19th century
Musicians | Wales

Personal names
Evans , William , 1836-1900 , Alaw Afan

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