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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Evans, R. D., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/166

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: R. D. Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, R. D., papers

Creation date(s): 1780-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 228 items

Name of creator(s): R. D. Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert David Evans (fl. 1934-1959) lived at Bryn Mair, Tre Gof, Bethel, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He accumulated papers of David Williams (fl. 1885-1893) of Tanrallt, Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, accountant and ship broker; William Williams (fl. 1884-1907) of Greuor Farm, Llanfair-is-gaer, farmer and rate collector; Hugh W. Hughes (fl. 1882-1957), son of William Williams' wife, who also farmed at Greuor; and Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn').


Scope and content/abstract: Papers collected by R. D. Evans relating to various Caernarfonshire people, 1780-1964, including diaries of R. D. Evans, 1955-1959, and Gerald Evans, 1958; notebooks and scrapbooks, 1851-1957; letters and testimonials of R. D. Evans, 1934-1958; letters, 1842-1949; deeds relating to property in Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, 1842-1900; miscellaneous accounts and financial records, 1846-1907; recipes, 1872-1888; an autobiography and essays of Hugh W. Hughes, 1957; certificates, 1907-1939; receipts, 1866-1959; verses, including memorials, [1886]-[20th century]; chapel annual reports and printed ephemera on religious matters, 1897-1964; programmes, 1931-1959; newspapers, 1955-1959; periodicals and magazines, 1871-1959; books, 1780-1894; almanacs, 1868-1952; other printed matter, 1847-1958; and notebooks of Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn'), [late 19th century].


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: First deposit arranged chronologically. Second deposit arranged into the following: birth and marriage certificates; diaries; notebooks and notes; scrapbooks; letters and testimonials; receipts; verses; religious matters; programmes; newspapers; emergency issues of newspapers; miscellaneous; and notebooks, papers of Robert Ephraim Jones (Twrog Wyn).

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from collector of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, R. D. Evans Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004

Evans, R. D. | (Robert David), | of Felinheli | Archives
Farmers | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives
Jones, Robert Ephraim | Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Personal names
Evans , R. D. (Robert David) , of Felinheli
Hughes , Hugh W. (Hugh William) , of Greuor
Jones , Robert Ephraim , Twrog Wyn
Williams , David , of Felinheli
Williams , William , of Greuor

Corporate names

Bethel (Felinheli, Gwynedd, Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Felinheli (Wales)
Greuor (Wales)
Llanfair-is-gaer (Wales)

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