Fonds GB 0210 MSSTEVANS - S. T. Evans MSS,

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S. T. Evans MSS,


  • [1800x1918] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

12 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Samuel Thomas Evans (1859-1918), politician and judge, was born at Skewen, Glamorganshire, the only son of John and Margaret Evans, from Cardiganshire. He qualified as a solicitor, 1883. He served on the town council in Neath. From his election in 1890 to 1910 he was Liberal M.P. for Mid-Glamorgan. In 1891 he was called to the Bar, becoming a QC in 1901. He was made recorder of Swansea and Solicitor-General in 1908 and was President of the Divorce, Probate and Admiralty Division of the High Court 1910-1918. It was while presiding over the Prize Court during the First World War that he established himself as an authority on international law. He received an Honorary Ll.D in 1909, of the University of Wales, and was made a freeman of Swansea and Neath. He married Rachel Rees Thomas in 1887. He died on 13th September 1918 and was buried at Skewen.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Samuel Thomas Evans (1859-1918), politican and judge, was born at Skewen, Glamorgan. He served as President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty division of the High Court. S. T. Evans's father, John Evans, was a grocer in Skewen.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Ex libris Sir Samuel Thomas Evans; Acquisition. No further information available.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts from the library of S. T. Evans, including account books; a copy of Walter de Gray Birch: Notes on the Inscription of the Carew Cross, Pembrokeshire, with related material; an illuminated address, 1902; anthems, hymns tunes, etc.; miscellaneous notes; etc.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2231-2242, 7538.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English
  • French
  • rha

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, French, Rhaeto-romance.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Related units of description

See also the papers of Sir Samuel Thomas Evans (purchased March 1974) held at NLW.

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2005 and September 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

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, Vol. I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Vol. II (Aberystwyth, 1951);

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  • Text: S. T. Evans Manuscripts.