Fonds GB 0210 MSDSDAV - D. S. Davies MSS,

Llythyrau a phapurau, Welsh Colonising Company shareholders register,

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D. S. Davies MSS,


  • [1861x1911] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

36 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

David Stephen Davies (1841-1898) served as Congregational minister at Bangor and Carmarthen; he was also an author, edited the newspaper Y Celt, and was an advocate of emigration to the Welsh colony established, 1865, in the Chubut valley, Patagonia.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Source unknown.

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Scope and content

Papers, [1861x1911], of or relating to David Stephen Davies and which include manuscripts of some of his published works; material relating to Y Celt and to the Welsh colony in Patagonia; diaries; sermons and miscellaneous notes. Some of the earlier material was written by Davies while he was living and studying in the United States.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2381-2407, 4611-4619.

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Title based on contents.


Formerly known as D. S. Davies 1-36.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD (G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2005 and September 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951);

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  • Text: D. S. Davies Manuscripts.