Fonds GB 0210 VINANS - Sir E. Vincent Evans Papers,

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Sir E. Vincent Evans Papers,


  • 1880-1933 / (Creation)

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0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

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Biographical history

Sir Evan Vincent Evans (1851-1934) was born in Nancaw, Llangelynnin, Merionethshire. In 1872 he left Wales for London, where he successfully pursued a career and eventually became manager of the Chancery Lane Land and Safe Deposit Company. He was a prominent member of Welsh cultural organisations and was secretary of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the National Eisteddfod Society, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, and a member of the Royal Commission on the Public Records, as well as being on numerous educational councils; he wrote numerous articles for Welsh newspapers and was involved with several organisations formed for the benefit of Welsh soldiers during the 1914-1918 War.

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Papers of Sir Evan Vincent Evans, 1880-1933, including correspondence, 1881-1927 (comprising general correspondence to Sir E. Vincent Evans, 1881-1927, letters relating to the Ignatius Williams manuscripts, 1906-1922, drafts and copies of letters from Vincent Evans, 1893-1927, letters addressed to others, 1892-1923; and miscellaneous letters, 1894-1927, mainly those with unrecognisable signatures); bibliography of Welsh printed books, 1701-1807; minutes of the Board of Celtic Studies, 1933; records of the Diphwys Slate Quarry, 1924-1927; papers relating to education in Wales, 1887-1888; the London Committee of the Cardiff Medical Society, 1890; the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1887-1926; the National Library of Wales, 1924-1927; the National Museum of Wales, c. 1900-1928; the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales, 1911-1933; Royal Commission on Public Records, 1914-1916; the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, 1914; the University Board of Celtic Studies, 1922-1927; the University of Wales, c. 1893-1927; the Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund, 1898-1899; and the Welsh Club, 1893-1913; together with copies of speeches and addresses delivered by Vincent Evans; and miscellaneous papers, [c. 1880]-[1930].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: correspondence: letters relating to the Ignatius Williams manuscripts; letters in the hand of Vincent Evans; letters addressed to others; miscellaneous; bibliography of Welsh Printed Books 1701-1807; Board of Celtic Studies; Diphwys Slate Quarry; education in Wales; London Committee of the Cardiff Medical Society; National Eisteddfod of Wales; National Library of Wales; National Museum of Wales; Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire Royal Commission on Public Records; Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves; talks and lectures; University Board of Celtic Studies; University of Wales; Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund; Welsh Club (correspondence, administration and miscellanea, letters relating to the Welsh Land Commission, 1893); and miscellaneous papers.

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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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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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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

February 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Vincent Evans Papers; Jenkins, Robert Thomas: A history of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and of the Gwyneddogion and Cymreigyddion Societies, 1751-1951 (London, 1951).

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