Fonds GB 0210 EDWIES - Edward Davies Papers

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Edward Davies Papers


  • 1883-1938 (Creation)

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21 vols

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Biographical history

Edward Davies, a farmer and cultivation officer for the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, spent most of his life in the parish of Berriew, Wales. He was born on 9 August 1860, the son of Thomas Davies, a farmer of Stingwern, Berriew. In 1880 he married Martha Jane Bebb of Castle Caereinion. Their first son, Edward, was born in Castle Caereinion in about 1881, but by 1883 the family were living at Penfynydd, Berriew, until 1892 when they moved to Felindre in the same parish. Later they moved to Cil, also in Berriew, and Lower House Farm, Little Ness, England.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by E G P Davies, The Gaer, Trefnanney, Powys, in 1981.

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Scope and content

The fonds comprises diaries, 1883-1933, principally detailing farming activities, a volume of farming wage accounts, 1916-1938, and reports of the cultivation officer under the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, 1918-1921.

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Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into three series: diaries, farming wage books and Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive reports.

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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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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Finding aids

A hard copy is available in NLW and at Powys County Archives Office.

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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 2000.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhian Phillips.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: diaries of Edward Davies.

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