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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Evans, Ceri, collection of Nonconformist papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBG

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Ceri Evans Papers

Short Title: Evans, Ceri, collection of Nonconformist papers

Creation date(s): 1830-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 474 items

Name of creator(s): Ceri Evans, Rhydymain


Administrative/Biographical history: Miss Ceri Evans, of Rhydymain, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, collected various periodicals and ephemera relating mainly to Nonconformist denominations, temperance associations, and Welsh culture.


Scope and content/abstract: Copies of Welsh cultural and religious periodicals, 1830-1954, notably Y Dysgedydd and Y Geninen; reports, programmes, handbooks and lists relating to Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymreig (the Union of Welsh Independents), 1874, 1908-1949, Cymanfa Ddirwestol Gwynedd ('Gwynedd Temperance Assembly'), 1926-1931, and Merionethshire and Welsh Independent Churches, 1904-1948; miscellaneous poetry, 1850-1904; recipes, 1894; and printed ephemera relating to Merionethshire, 1883-1974.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, a few items are in English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: periodicals; Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymreig; Cymanfa Ddirwestol Gwynedd; Independents in Merionethshire and Wales; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives 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: .


Related material: Newspapers are in Meirionnydd Archives, Z/N. Pictures are in Meirionnydd Archives, Z/S. Further papers donated by Ceri Evans are in Meirionnydd Archives, ZM/1031.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector. The collection includes material pre-dating her birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Miss Ceri Evans, Glaneiddion, Rhydymain, catalogue; The Enchiridion website (, viewed 8 October 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Congregational churches | Wales
Dissenters, religious | Wales | Periodicals
Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd
Welsh periodicals

Personal names
Evans , Ceri , of Rhydymain

Corporate names
Cymanfa Ddirwestol Gwynedd
Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg

Merioneth (Wales)

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