Fonds GB 0210 MSDEMLYNE - Emlyn Evans Manuscripts,

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Emlyn Evans Manuscripts,


  • [1863x1913] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

49 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

David Emlyn Evans (1843-1913), musician, was born in Newcastle Emlyn. He won many muscial prizes at 'eisteddfodau' and amongst his abundant compositions are songs, anthems, cantatas, part-songs and hymn-tunes, as well as choral works which include the operetta 'Y Tylwyth Teg', 'Gweddi'r Cristnogion' (a cantata), and an oratorio entitled 'Y Caethgludiad'.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Mrs David Emlyn Evans in 1914.

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Scope and content

A collection comprised mainly of music - in the form of hymn-tunes, anthems, part-songs, cantatas, etc. - by David Emlyn Evans and others; biographical material relating to Welsh music and musicians; material relating to folk songs; proof sheets of Volume I of Welsh Melodies; musical exercises, extracts and notes; notebooks of Aaron Francis ('Aaron Mochnant'); correspondence; press cuttings; and miscellanea.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8001-8049.

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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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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Emlyn Evans Manuscripts.