Fonds GB 0210 RHEANS - R. H. Evans Collection (North Wales Deeds),

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R. H. Evans Collection (North Wales Deeds),


  • 1685-1911 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.267 cubic metres (9 boxes, 5 volumes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

R. H. Evans lived in Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by R. H. Evans, Pwllheli, 1938.

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Scope and content

Deeds and documents, 1686-1911, accumulated by R. H. Evans, relating to properties in parishes in south and west Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Cheshire and Lancashire, including miscellaneous correspondence and papers and particulars of mines in Llanengan, co. Caernarvon; manuscripts, papers and volumes relating to local government and the administration of justice in the counties of Caernarfon, Anglesey and Merioneth, 1685-1905; together with a manuscript volume of 'Old Welsh Melodies' collected by John Ceiriog Hughes, 'Ceiriog', Caersws, and presented by him to Nicholas Bennett, 1885.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: miscellaneous volumes; documents relating to the county of Caernarvon; documents relating to the county of Denbigh; documents relating to the county of Merioneth; and documents relating to the counties of Chester and Lancaster.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

A collection of maps, including one large-scale manuscript plan of a property in the parish of Llandrillo yn Rhos, co. Denbigh, and manuscript copies of the parish maps of Aberdaron, Botwnnog and Llangybi, all co. Caernarvon were transferred to NLW, Special Collections.

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Title supplied from donor's name.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of R. H. Evans Collection.

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  • Text: R. H. Evans Collection (North Wales Deeds).