Diaries of Evan T. Davies of Llandrillo-yn-Edeirnion

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Thirteen diaries, 1898, 1912-1919, 1922-1923, 1927 and 1930 and 11 pocket note books.

Although the entries in the diaries are sparse, a surprising amount of information can be gathered from them. There are details of chapel meetings, local events, the weather, planting of vegetables, books borrowed. The effect of the First World War comes to light as Evan T. Davies refers to Llywelyn (possibly his son) returning home from Ypres.

The note books are difficult to decipher and contain lists of books, lines of poetry, names and address and rough notes in general, written in Welsh, English and French.

Administrative / Biographical History

No biographical information was available on Evan T. Davies of Llandrillo-yn-Edeirnion, Merionethshire at time of compilation of description.

Arrangement

Arranged according to record type and then chronologically. They have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, March 2002.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 20035-20058

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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