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Evans, David, Cribyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DEVANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: David Evans (Cribyn) Papers

Short Title: Evans, David, Cribyn, papers

Creation date(s): [1851]-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.099 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rev. David Evans (Cribyn)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. David Evans (1860-1950) was a Unitarian schoolmaster in Cwmiago, Cribyn, near Lampeter, Cardiganshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Rev David Evans, [1851]-1993, comprising papers relating to Cribyn Unitarian Chapel, Cardiganshire, including notebooks and volumes containing various chapel accounts, 1851-1927; papers relating to Cribyn Day school, 1888-1942, including account books, 1888-1909, one of which contains the Cwmiago household and farming accounts, 1904-42, and class attendance registers, 1890-1905; volumes of David Evans' sermon notes, [1893x1946]; addresses, [1880x1950]; plays, [1880x1950]; poetry [not written by David Evans], [1880x1950]; prose works, [1880x1950]; religious material, [1880x1950]; miscellaneous papers, [1880x1993], including recollections of Rev. David Evans by his great-great niece Gwenlyn E. Thornton; and printed material, 1865-1950.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Cribyn Unitarian Chapel and Cribyn Day School records; personal papers of David Evans and family comprising sermons, addresses, plays, poetry, prose works, religious material, miscellaneous family papers, and printed material.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1994, pp.16-20, at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Gwenlyn Thornton, Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth, October 1993.


Related material: Three miscellaneous items received with this collection have been placed in the NLW series of manuscripts (NLW MSS 23182-4).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some papers written by the great-great niece of the Rev. David Evans post-date his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Capel Undodaidd Cribyn (Cribyn, Wales) | Archives
Evans, David, | 1860-1950 | Archives
Unitarianism | Wales | Cribyn

Personal names
Evans , David , 1860-1950

Corporate names
Capel Undodaidd Cribyn (Cribyn, Wales)
Cribyn Day School (Cribyn, Wales)

Cribyn (Ceredigion, Wales)

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