Scope and Content

Personal papers 1905-1974, County Library papers 1939-1944, County Record Office papers 1949-1968, Flintshire Historical Society papers 1951-1968, Extra-Mural / WEA Lecture papers 1952-1974, Literary Papers 1938-c.1949, Local History papers 1939-1972, Industrial Archaeology papers 1950-1972, Vernacular Architecture papers 1953-1976, Papers re. Archaeological Excavations c.1940-1971, Papers re. Moel Hiraddug 1759-1970, Miscellaneous Archives 1889-c.1975, Newspaper Cuttings and Photographs (not dated, Books and Pamphlets 1816-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers of Myrddyn Bevan-Evans (1905-1980) reflect all aspects of his life and career, from his education at Llandovery College and Oxford University and his literary efforts, to his work as a librarian in the Flintshire County Library during the Second World War, and as the first Flintshire County Archivist (1951-67). He played an important role in the reformation of the Flintshire Historical Society in 1950-1, and supervised several excavations on behalf of the society in the 1950s and 1960s. He also pioneered the study of industrial archaeology in North Wales. After his retirement, he continued to lecture widely, and conducted many WEA and extra-mural classes on the archaeology and history of Flintshire.


Arranged into the following: Personal papers, County Library, County Record Office, Flintshire Historical Society, Extra-Mural / WEA Lectures, Literary Papers, Local History, Industrial Archaeology, Vernacular Architecture, Archaeological Excavations, Moel Hiraddug, Miscellaneous Archives, Newspaper Cuttings, Photographs, Books and Pamphlets.

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. Input by Tabby Hanlon.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Obituaries of Myrddyn Bevan-Evans are to be found in the 'Flintshire Historical Society Journal' Vol. 29 (1979-80), 1-2, and in the 'Journal of the society of Archivists', Vol. 6 No.8 (October 1981), 536.