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Bangor University
Hugh Evans Book of Poetry

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS HEPO

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Hugh Evans Book of Poetry

Short Title: Hugh Evans Book of Poetry

Creation date(s): 1770's

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item.

Name of creator(s): Hugh Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Evans, the person who compiled most of this manuscript, was a cooper and a cobbler living in the town of Caernarfon in the 1770's. It is evident from the content of this document that he took a keen interest in Welsh poetry, old and new. No further biographical information was available at time of compilation of description.


Scope and content/abstract: There is no doubt that most of this manuscript was written by a native of the town of Caernarfon, north Wales, Hugh Evans. It includes several copies of the work of early Welsh poets such as Dafydd ap Gwilym, Ieuan Deulwyn, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Deio ap Ieuan Du. Also, poetry by later poets including Thomas Evans and Ifan Llwyd Sieffre who were in their flower at the beginning of the 17th century. Includes in addition an elegy by John Evans, bellringer of Llanfaglan and lesser known poets.
References are also made by Hugh Evans to shoes and barrels and casks and his other activities, such as book lending.


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System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 556

Language codes: wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Coopers and cooperage | Wales | Caernarfon
Shoemakers | Wales | Caernarfon
Welsh poetry | 18th century
Welsh poetry | Early modern, 1550-1700
Welsh poetry | To 1550

Personal names
Evans , Hugh , fl. 1770s , of Caernarfon

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