Fonds GB 0210 MSALAWAF - Alaw Afan Manuscripts

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Alaw Afan Manuscripts


  • [1850x1900] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

9 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

William Evans ('Alaw Afan', 1836-1900) was a musician who lived at Felincrug and Maenarthur Cottage, near Llanafan, Cardiganshire, in his early years. As well as composing music, he was also the leader of a Llanafan choir, and a competitor in eisteddfodau in Wales and the U.S.A. During the latter half of his life he lived at Treorchy, Glamorgan.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Ebenezer Evans; Treorchy, Glamorgan; Donation; 1930 and 1931

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Scope and content

A collection of hymn-tunes and other pieces composed in the second half of the nineteenth century by William Evans Alaw Afan.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7795-7803.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Alaw Afan Manuscripts.