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D. Griffith Davies manuscripts
- 1887-1894 (Creation)
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Name of creator
D. Griffith Davies (1845-1899), BA, of Bangor, Caernarvonshire, was an antiquarian and draper. He was educated at Friars School and Liverpool Institute and was awarded a BA at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1878. He took over his father's drapery business in Bangor in about 1881, retiring due to ill health in 1897. He was a local secretary in Caernarvonshire for the Cambrian Archaeological Association and contributed articles and illustrations to Archaeologia Cambrensis on Welsh antiquarian matters. He died in London on 9 April 1899.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
John A. A. Williams; Caernarvon; Donation (with NLW MS 14030D); August 1941.
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Manuscripts of D. Griffith Davies, 1887-1894, comprising archaeological notes and heraldic notes and sketches.
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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10428-10429.
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archaeologia Cambrensis, 5th series, 9 (1892); Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1897 List of Members (1897); Ancestry Library website (www.ancestrylibrary.com), viewed 8 September 2008; 'Local and District News', North Wales Chronicle, 15 April 1899, p. 5.
Compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.