R. D. Evans Papers

Scope and Content

Papers collected by R. D. Evans relating to various Caernarfonshire people, 1780-1964, including diaries of R. D. Evans, 1955-1959, and Gerald Evans, 1958; notebooks and scrapbooks, 1851-1957; letters and testimonials of R. D. Evans, 1934-1958; letters, 1842-1949; deeds relating to property in Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, 1842-1900; miscellaneous accounts and financial records, 1846-1907; recipes, 1872-1888; an autobiography and essays of Hugh W. Hughes, 1957; certificates, 1907-1939; receipts, 1866-1959; verses, including memorials, [1886]-[20th century]; chapel annual reports and printed ephemera on religious matters, 1897-1964; programmes, 1931-1959; newspapers, 1955-1959; periodicals and magazines, 1871-1959; books, 1780-1894; almanacs, 1868-1952; other printed matter, 1847-1958; and notebooks of Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn'), [late 19th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert David Evans (fl. 1934-1959) lived at Bryn Mair, Tre Gof, Bethel, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He accumulated papers of David Williams (fl. 1885-1893) of Tanrallt, Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, accountant and ship broker; William Williams (fl. 1884-1907) of Greuor Farm, Llanfair-is-gaer, farmer and rate collector; Hugh W. Hughes (fl. 1882-1957), son of William Williams' wife, who also farmed at Greuor; and Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn').


First deposit arranged chronologically. Second deposit arranged into the following: birth and marriage certificates; diaries; notebooks and notes; scrapbooks; letters and testimonials; receipts; verses; religious matters; programmes; newspapers; emergency issues of newspapers; miscellaneous; and notebooks, papers of Robert Ephraim Jones (Twrog Wyn).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, R. D. Evans Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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