Fonds GB 0210 TIEANS - Titus and Elizabeth Evans papers

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Titus and Elizabeth Evans papers


  • 1590-1964 (accumulated 1890-1964) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.123 cubic metres (71 volumes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The Rev. John Thomas Evans, MA, FSA, (1869-1941), was born in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, the second son of Titus and Elizabeth Evans, and was rector of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, from 1899 to 1935. An antiquarian he published numerous articles on church history, church plate, and on Pembrokeshire and Gloucestershire.

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Rev. A. W. Wade-Evans (1875-1964), was the rector of Wrabness, Essex, and a historian.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Thomas Henry Evans, a mining engineer, travelled the world in connection with his work, including to Alaska and the Transvaal. He was interested in the local history of Fishguard.

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Thomas Evans (1869-1941), was the second son of Captain Titus and Mrs Elizabeth Evans of Ty Rhos, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. He became a priest in the Church of England in 1892, and later rector of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, where he stayed until 1935. His prime interest was in Church antiquities, mainly in church plate. Between 1905 and 1928, he published six volumes describing the church plate of every parish in the diocese of St Davids, and two volumes on church plate of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. He wrote articles on antiquarian matters, particularly on those concerning Pembrokeshire.

Archival history

At one time, J. T. Evans had intended to give the collection to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, but subsequently changed his mind. Four volumes, numbered MSS 47, 52, 59 and 60, noted in the catalogue were not received by NLW. MSS 61-71 were a subsequent donation by A. W. Wade-Evans, added to the 'Titus & Elizabeth Evans MSS'; the main group of A. W. Wade-Evans's papers form a separate archive.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Selina C. Evans, in 1943 with additions in 1978 by Mrs M. Phillips, Hitchin.

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Scope and content

Papers of and acquired by John Thomas Evans and his brother A. W. Wade-Evans 1590-1964, largely antiquarian in interest, comprising transcripts, mostly by J. T. Evans, of church records, 1902-1932, including parish registers for Haverfordwest, St Nicholas, Grandston, Llanwnda, Llanychlwydog and Llanllawer, Newport, Llanstinan, Fishguard, Nevern, Meline, and Dinas (St Brynach's), all of Pembrokeshire, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and Rockingham, Northamptonshire; monumental inscriptions from Llanwnda and Newport churchyard, Manorowen and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; and notebooks of some eminent Welshmen; printed articles and cuttings, [1901]-[1964]; drawings, [1898x1909]; rubbings of armorials from Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire altar vessels; correspondence, 1891-1940, addressed to J. T. Evans, A. W. Wade-Evans and various members of the Evans family, including a group of letters sent from Thomas Henry Evans when he was in South Africa; documents, articles and letters, 1766-1939, relating to various aspects of the interests and life of J. T. Evans in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; historical and antiquarian material and notes, 1904-1938; miscellaneous collected printed material, manuscripts and deeds, 1579-[1928]; personal documents of J. T. Evans and A. W. Wade-Evans, such as licences and certificates, 1895-1964; together with some papers of their brother Thomas Henry Evans, including A copy of Y Llyfr GrĂ´t a book written by T. H. Evans, of his experiences as a mining engineer in the Yukon district, Alaska, 1914; essays by and copied by T. H. Evans, [1859x1920]; and letters, [1859x1920].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records donated to NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Original volumes retained. The material in volumes 64-71 was arranged into volumes and bound at NLW.

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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 laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, a few essays in Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW, A. W. Wade-Evans Papers and NLW, J. T. Evans Collection.

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Notes area


Title derived from John Thomas Evans' wish that the collection be named after his parents.


Some of the papers pre-date the lives of J. T. Evans, Arthur W. Wade-Evans and Thomas Henry Evans.

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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

February 2003


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Titus and Elizabeth Evans Papers, 1994.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.

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