Thomas Witton Davies Papers

Scope and Content


  • Letters to Thomas Witton Davies, and letters collected by him from other sources, 1819-1915
  • Series of postcards to and from T. Witton Davies, 1895-1904
  • Fragment of a Samaritan Pentateuch manuscript, not dated
  • Professor A. Dillmann's notes for lectures on passages from Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy
  • Manuscript of Franz Delitzsch's work Messianische Weissagungen in geschlchtlicher Folge, with some corrected proofs
  • Miscellaneous items collected by T. Witton Davies relating to theology, including sketches, sermon notes and autographs

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Witton Davies (1851-1923), Baptist minister and Semitic scholar, was the first occupant of the Chair of Semitics and Professor of Hebrew and Semiotics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. He published widely on a range of theological subjects and his work in this area greatly helped establish an important Department of Semitics at Bangor University.


Material was received on different occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Thomas Witton Davies deposited some items; other material was deposited in 1935.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 378-380, 1582-1584

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

See also Papers of T. Witton Daviesheld at the National Library of Wales. A collection level catalogue description is available on the National Library Website WITTON DAVIES.