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Davies, Charles, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSCHARLSDAV

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Charles Davies Manuscripts

Short Title: Davies, Charles, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1840x1927]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 64 volumes

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


Administrative/Biographical history: Charles Davies, Baptist minister, was born in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire. He attended the Graig Academy in Swansea before enrolling at the Baptist Theological College, Llangollen. Ordained in 1870, Davies accepted a ministerial post at Penuel church, Bangor before transferring to the Baptist church at Everton Village, Liverpool in 1877. He became minister of the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist church, Cardiff in 1888, remaining until his death in 1927. Notable in his time as a passionately evangelical preacher, Davies was elected president of the Wales and Monmouthshire Baptist Union in 1899. He published a volume of sermons (Llangollen, 1910) and a centennial celebration of Tabernacle Baptist church (Cardiff, [1914]), and was also a regular contributor to Baptist periodicals.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [1840x1927], from the library of Charles Davies, Baptist minister at Cardiff, comprising diaries, 1869-1925, and correspondence, 1895-1913, of Charles Davies; sermons preached at Tabernacle Welsh Baptist church, Cardiff by the Reverend David Jones, c. 1842-1850, and by Charles Davies, [1901x1927]; and registers, etc. relating to the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist church, Cardiff, 1904-1905.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10372-10435.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 218-219.


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Jocelyn F. Davies of Cardiff, son of Charles Davies, in 1936.



Note: Title based on contents. Formerly Charles Davies MSS 1-64.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2008 & June 2011.

Baptists | Wales | Cardiff
Davies, Charles | 1849-1927 | Archives

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Davies , Charles , 1849-1927

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