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Jones, Evan D. Collection of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Deeds (Sotheby Deeds)

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EDJDDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Evan D. Jones Collection of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Deeds (Sotheby Deeds)

Short Title: Jones, Evan D. Collection of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Deeds (Sotheby Deeds)

Creation date(s): 1675-1721

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 7 deeds.

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Evan Davies Jones, civil engineer and public figure, was born at Pentower, Fishgurd. In his capacity of civil engineer he worked on the Severn Tunnel and the Manchester Ship Canal, eventually becoming managing director of the internationally-renowned Topham, Jones, & Railton firm. Evan Davies Jones served both his native county and country in numerous capacities. He was elected High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire from 1911 to 1912 and in 1932 was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the county; he also represented Pembrokeshire as Member of Parliament from 1918 to 1922. He served in a governing capacity within the Church in Wales, the University of Wales and the National Library of Wales, the latter institution benefitting from donations from Evan Davies Jones's extensive private library.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Seven deeds, 1675-1721, relating to properties in Ystrad, Cilcennin, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, Llanddewi Aberarth, Dihewyd, Ciliau Aeron, Llannarth, Llansanffraid, Henfynyw, Llanbadarn Fawr and Aberystwyth, co. Cardigan, and Harplesmore and Folkeston, Pembrokeshire.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, one deed in Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

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:

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Sotheby's, London, July 1939.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Manuscripts from the Library of Evan D. Jones are now NLW MSS 12389-12395 and are listed under the title Evan David Jones Manuscripts.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2010


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Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire

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