Sermon books of Rev. James Davies

Scope and Content

A collection of three sermon note books, ca. 1833 - 1841, mainly in the hand of Rev. James Davies. One item contains a summary of the life of the late Rev. James Davies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. James Davies was born on 22 December 1800 in the parish of Penbryn, Cardiganshire. His father was a schoolmaster and an exceptional scholar. As a result, James Davies, benefited from a good education and also became a schoolmaster. He became a member of the Calvinist Methodists in New Quay, Cardiganshire at the age of 21 and was fully ordained in 1841 at the Llangeitho ministry in the same shire. He died in 1853 after a long illness.


The books have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The items were donated by Mr Owen Parry in October 1929.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2001.

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 485 - 487

Conditions Governing Use

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