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Davies, E. O., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSEODAV

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: E. O. Davies Manuscripts

Short Title: Davies, E. O., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1890x1936]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 51 volumes

Name of creator(s): E. O. Davies; and others.


Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Owen Davies, Calvinistic Methodist minister and author, was born in Betws Gwerfyl Goch. He began his ministerial and theological training at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth in 1885 before continuing his studies at Mansfield College, Oxford, then at universities in Bonn, Heidelberg, Gottingen and Kiel. He was ordained in 1894 and ministered in Liverpool before being appointed lecturer at Bala Theological College in 1897, where he remained for the next ten years. He delivered the 1913 'Davies Lecture' on 'The Miracles of Jesus'. In 1919 he took up the post of general secretary of the reconstuction commission of the North Wales Association; Davies's work for the commission culminated in the guidance through the church's courts and the final passing through Parliament in 1933 of the Bill to amend the constitution of the church and to enlarge its powers . He served as moderator of the North Wales Association in 1922 and 1935 and as moderator of the General Assembly in 1928. From 1924 to 1926 he was secretary of the joint committee which prepared the Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodist hymn-book. He died at Bangor in 1936.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts and papers, [1890x1936], of Edward Owen Davies, comprising articles, essays, addresses and notes relating to theological, biblical and ecclesiastial matters, some of which are based on or transcribed from printed sources; material, including reports and notes of proceedings, relating to European Christian conferences and councils, 1923-1937; material relating to the study of theology at the University College of North Wales, Bangor and in Welsh schools; diaries of E. O. Davies recounting his travels in the Mediterranean, the Lebanon and Israel during 1909; and correspondence of E. O. Davies, 1909-1923.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Greek, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, Hungarian.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12299-12349.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).


Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mrs E. O. Davies, widow of E. O. Davies, Bangor, in 1939.



Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as E. O. Davies 1-51.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line site, viewed 8 January 2010.

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2010

Davies, E. O. | (Edward Owen) | 1864-1936 | Archives

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Davies , E. O. (Edward Owen) , 1864-1936

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