- [1850x1900] (Creation)
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Name of creator
William Evans ('Alaw Afan', 1836-1900) was a musician who lived at Felincrug and Maenarthur Cottage, near Llanafan, Cardiganshire, in his early years. As well as composing music, he was also the leader of a Llanafan choir, and a competitor in eisteddfodau in Wales and the U.S.A. During the latter half of his life he lived at Treorchy, Glamorgan.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Ebenezer Evans; Treorchy, Glamorgan; Donation; 1930 and 1931
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Scope and content
A collection of hymn-tunes and other pieces composed in the second half of the nineteenth century by William Evans Alaw Afan.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7795-7803.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.