Fonds GB 0210 MSDDVS - Rev. David Davies Manuscripts,

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Rev. David Davies Manuscripts,


  • 1822-1920 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

12 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Rev. David Davies (1799-1874) of Tre-boeth and his son, the Rev. David Rees Davies (1824-1916) of Foxhole, were bookbinders and Baptist ministers.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 21730-33; Mrs M. G. Williams, great-granddaughter of David Davies; Swansea; Donation; 1981

NLW MSS 22106-8A; Mr David Morris Jones; Clydach; Donation; 1985

NLW MSS 22244-8; Mrs M. G. Williams; Swansea; Donation; 1986

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Manuscripts of the Rev. David Davies and the Rev. David Rees Davies, including material relating to Brynhyfryd Baptist church, Swansea; sermons; poetry; an autobiographical sketch; diaries; and accounts.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 21730-33, 22106-8A, 22244-8.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions (with a detailed index) are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW MSS 19054E, 21737C; and University College Swansea, Tre-boeth MSS 1-15 (available at NLW as NLW Films 730-1).

Related descriptions

Publication note

Brynley F. Roberts, 'Davies y Binder', Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1985), 187-229.

Notes area


Title based on contents.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

December 2005 and August 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

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

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