Fonds GB 0210 MSALCWYN - Alcwyn C. Evans Manuscripts

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Alcwyn C. Evans Manuscripts


  • [1850]-[1915] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

33 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Alcwyn Caryni Evans (1828-1902), antiquarian and schoolmaster, was born on 14 May 1828, the son of Evan Donard Evans, schoolmaster. He ran a grammar school in Lammas Street, Carmarthen, for forty years and was married twice, first to Elizabeth Amelia Rees and later to Mary Thomas. Alcwyn C. Evans was a highly thorough and industrious antiquary who concentrated his studies mainly on the genealogies of the ancient families of South Wales and on the town and county of Carmarthen, frequently supplementing existing information with his own assiduous research. An essay on the history of Carmarthen won Evans first prize at the National Eisteddfod of 1867. He edited and annotated J. R. Daniel-Tyssen's Royal Charters ... of the Town and County of Carmarthen (1878). He was a member of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and of the Carmarthen Literary and Scientific Institute. For many years, it was Alcwyn C. Evans who prepared the rate books for the town of Carmarthen.

Archival history

Subsequently passed to the library of Sir Evan Davies Jones, Baronet, of Pentower, Fishguard; sold at Sotheby's Saleroom, London, 18 July 1939, and purchased on behalf of Alderman R. J. R. Loxdale, D.L., Castle Hill, Cardiganshire.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Alderman R. J. R. Loxdale; Castle Hill, Cardiganshire; Donation; July 1939

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Manuscripts, [1850]-[1915], of Alcwyn C. Evans, mainly comprising antiquarian and historical material relating to Carmarthenshire and other places in Wales and including transcripts from parish registers, public records and other sources, and Welsh pedigrees and genealogical records compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12356-12388.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Romance Language
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin, Welsh, Norman-French.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW MSS 6253D, which includes an account compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans of Carmarthenshire parliamentary elections and candidates, 1831-1837; 7268D, which contains a genealogical list by Alcwyn C. Evans of gentry in South and Mid Wales; and 8724B, which includes pedigrees compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans of the Lloyd family of Ffoshelyg and elsewhere.

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Title based on contents.


Formerly known as Alcwyn C. Evans 1-33.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2010 and March 2010.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line site, viewed 12 January 2010; The Peerage on-line site, viewed 13 January 2010; Dictionary of National Biography on-line site, viewed 13 January 2010.

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.

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