- 1816-1930 (Creation)
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Name of creator
David Samuel (Dewi o Geredigion), schoolmaster and writer, was born in Aberystwyth and graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 1879. In 1887 he opened a private grammar school at Aberystywth and, in 1896, was appointed headmaster of Ardwyn, the town's new county school. Under the influence of Daniel Silvan Evans, David Samuel cultivated a great interest in the Welsh language and Welsh literature and contributed a great many articles to Welsh periodicals. He adjudicated at eisteddfodau and served as examiner on behalf of Gorsedd y Beirdd, and also edited a collection of Welsh ballads entitled Cerddi Cymru (Caernarfon, 19--).
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Scope and content
Papers, 1816-1930, of David Samuel (Dewi o Geredigion), including material mainly of Aberystwyth interest; correspondence; lectures and articles; examination papers in Welsh grammar, literature and history; and miscellaneous notes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2809-2846.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
Formerly known as David Samuel 1-38.
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Name access points
- Samuel, David, 1856-1921 -- Archives (Subject)
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
November 2005 and June 2009.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953)
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.