Miss E A Evans Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive contains the personal papers, largely correspondence, of Miss E A Evans, along with papers relating to her estate collected after her death by her executor, Mrs M E Davies-Roberts, wife of the late Principal of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, T F Roberts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Ann Evans was born in Caerphilly in 1855, the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Evans and Elizabeth Evans nee Jones. She received a good standard of education, and qualified as a music teacher, but was forced to retire early in life due to poor health. Miss Evans spent the latter years of her life living in Pontrhydfendigaid, near Aberystwyth. She moved to the area in order to be near to her close friends, including Mrs M E Davies-Roberts, wife of the former Principal of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, T F Roberts. Her health deteriorated further during later life, leaving her virtually crippled. She was nursed through her illness prior to death by her landlady, Mrs B Thomas, and died during February 1929.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers may be consulted through application by e-mail to: archives@aber.ac.uk or by post to: Aberystwyth University, Archives, Information Services, Llandinam Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DB. Tel: 01970 628593.

Note

Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist, with reference to the Miss E A Evans Papers, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Other Finding Aids

Basic finding aid available on request from Archives staff.