Christmas Evans Volumes

Scope and Content

2 volumes of sermons in the hand of Christmas Evans, mostly in Welsh although a few English ones, together with miscellaneous notes. Also a copy of Hanes Cymmanfa y Bedyddwyr Neillduol yn Nghymru, 1831 by William Jones with marginal notes made by Christmas Evans.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christmas Evans, 1766-1838, Baptist minister, was born on Christmas day in Llandysul, Cardiganshire. He was ordained in 1789 and became the minister of Cil-dwrn Chapel in Llangefni, Anglesey where he stayed until 1826. He has been described as one of the three giants of the Welsh pulpit in the golden age of preaching

Further manuscript material relating to Christmas Evans is held at the National Library of Wales. Several published works have appeared on the subject of this extraordinary character, the most recent being Christmas Evans aCHapos;r ymneilltuaeth newydd, 1991 by D. Densil Morgan.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, March 2004.

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 35365-35367

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