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Name of creator
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.
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, -, 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 reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
- Romance Language
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Latin, Welsh, Norman-French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Title based on contents.
Formerly known as Alcwyn C. Evans 1-33.
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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.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. 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;