Sir David L. Evans Papers

Scope and Content

Engraved plates from Encyclopdie ou Dictionnaire Raisonn des Sciences, des Arts et des Mtiers. Recueil de Planches, 1751-1771.

9 letters from Sir John Edward Lloyd to David L. Evans relating to The History of Carmarthenshire, 1935.

Technical bulletins of the British Records Association, 1938-1942.

Public Record Office stationery being an example of a label pro forma in use in packing procedures at the PRO during the evacuation of records to provincial centres at the beginning of the Second World War.

Bundle of letters written by David L. Evans to Emyr Gwynne Jones, Librarian of the University College of North Wales concerning the Record of Caernarvon (Baron Hill Ms 6714), 1947-1949.

Caernarfonshire County Council Annual Record, 1965-1969.

Order of service at the funeral of David L. Evans, a copy of the address given by his son in law and a letter containing reminiscences about him, 1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir David Lewis Evans, 1893-1987, was the Deputy Keeper of Public Records at the Public Record Office and also an external examiner on the Diploma Course in Archive Administration at the University College of North Wales.

At the PRO, he was the originator of the successful scheme to evacuate records to provincial centres during World War II.

He was the editor of Flintshire ministers' accounts, 1328-1353 published in 1929 and he also contributed a chapter to the The History of Carmarthenshire, edited by Sir J. E. Lloyd.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items presented by David L. Evans and others.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 25144, 26010-26018, 26088-26104, 26533, 26603, 35840

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Baron Hill Ms 6714 is held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.


Lloyd, John Edward, A history of Carmarthenshire, 1935