Fonds GB 0210 EDJDDS - Evan D. Jones Collection of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Deeds (Sotheby Deeds),

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Evan D. Jones Collection of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Deeds (Sotheby Deeds),


  • 1675-1721. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7 deeds.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Evan Davies Jones, civil engineer and public figure, was born at Pentower, Fishgurd. In his capacity of civil engineer he worked on the Severn Tunnel and the Manchester Ship Canal, eventually becoming managing director of the internationally-renowned Topham, Jones, & Railton firm. Evan Davies Jones served both his native county and country in numerous capacities. He was elected High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire from 1911 to 1912 and in 1932 was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the county; he also represented Pembrokeshire as Member of Parliament from 1918 to 1922. He served in a governing capacity within the Church in Wales, the University of Wales and the National Library of Wales, the latter institution benefitting from donations from Evan Davies Jones's extensive private library.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Sotheby's; London; Purchased at auction; July 1939

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Scope and content

Seven deeds, 1675-1721, relating to properties in Ystrad, Cilcennin, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, Llanddewi Aberarth, Dihewyd, Ciliau Aeron, Llannarth, Llansanffraid, Henfynyw, Llanbadarn Fawr and Aberystwyth, co. Cardigan, and Harplesmore and Folkeston, Pembrokeshire.

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System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, one in Latin

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Manuscripts from the Library of Evan D. Jones are now NLW MSS 12389-12395 and are listed under the title Evan David Jones Manuscripts.

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Institution identifier

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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Dates of creation revision deletion


  • English



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