Fonds GB 0210 EVARDS - Evan Richards Papers,

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Evan Richards Papers,


  • 1787-1873 / (Creation)

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75 items

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Evan Richards (fl. 1823-1873) farmed at Nanthenfoel, Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cardiganshire, and also kept an ale-house at Mydroilyn, Llanarth, Cardiganshire. His nephew was John Pugh, vicar of Llan-gors, Brecknockshire. Evan had a son, Thomas Richards, who was apprenticed as a saddler in 1858.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Estyn Evans, Belfast, 1983.

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Scope and content

The papers consist of the personal papers and letters of, and acquired by, Evan Richards of Nanthenfoel, 1823-1872, family correspondence, 1826-1891; unproved Cardiganshire wills, 1805-1847; and miscellaneous documents of Cardiganshire interest, 1787-1853.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: papers of, or acquired by, Evan Richards; letters to Evan Richards; family correspondence; Cardiganshire wills; miscellaneous Cardiganshire documents.

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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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Usual copyright regulations apply.

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English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983, pp. 35-36, at the National Library of Wales. The list is available online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes documents acquired by Evan Richards which predate him.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983.

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  • Text: Evan Richards Papers.