- [1848x1904] / (Creation)
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Evan Davies, Calvinistic Methodist minister and writer, was born in Aberangell and from youth cultivated a great interest in the history and literature of Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. He began preaching in 1865, entered Bala College in 1868, and served as minister successively in Llangynog, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog and Trefriw. For over thirty years he co-edited Y Lladmerydd and also published his own works, which include biographies of Dafydd Dafis, Cywarch and Joseph Thomas, Carno.
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Manuscripts, [1848x1904], accumulated by the Reverend Evan Davies, largely comprising sermons by Joseph Thomas, Carno, together with poetry by Richard Davies ('Tafolog').
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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2881-2889.
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Formerly known as Evan Davies 1-9.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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November 2005 and June 2009.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans 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); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953);