GB 0210 VINANS
Sir E. Vincent Evans Papers,
- 1880-1933 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)
Name of creator
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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Scope and content
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]-.
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.
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
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Name access points
- Evans, Vincent, Sir, 1851-1934 (Creator)
- Diphwys Slate Quarry Company -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- National Museum of Wales -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- Cardiff Medical Society. London Committee -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies -- Archives (Subject)
- Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- Diphwys Slate Quarry Company (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales) (Subject)
- National Library of Wales. (Subject)
- National Museum of Wales. (Subject)
- Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales (Subject)
- University of Wales. (Subject)
- University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies. (Subject)
- Cardiff Medical Society. London Committee. (Subject)
- Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Vincent Evans Testimonial Fund. (Subject)
- Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (Subject)
- Evans, Vincent, Sir, 1851-1934 -- Archives (Subject)
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Description control area
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
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Dates of creation revision deletion
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).