Fonds GB 0210 MSDANDAV - Daniel Davies, Ton, Manuscripts,

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Daniel Davies, Ton, Manuscripts,


  • [1850x1916] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Daniel Davies (1840-1916) was born at Tregaron, Ceredigion. From 1965 he worked as a cashier to the Ocean Collieries at Ton, Ystrad, Rhondda. He took an active part in the life of Jerusalem C. M. chapel, Ton, and regularly contributed to the Welsh periodical press, particularly to Calvinistic Methodist papers and to Y Brython, 1861-3, Y Genhinen and Cymru. He also published a number of pamphlets and edited the sermons of Islwyn (William Thomas Williams, 1832-1878) and wrote an introductory biographical note to Gwaith Barddonol Islwyn, 1897.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts of Daniel Davies (1840-1916), including correspondence of, and miscellaneous papers acquired by him.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 3191-3198.

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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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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Most of Daniel Davies's papers are NLW, Calvinistic Methodist Archives 862-3369

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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

October 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Si©Øn Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used for the compliation of this description: Handlist of NLW MSS, Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959);

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  • Text: Daniel Davies, Ton, Manuscripts.