NLW MSS 13271-685.
George Eyre Evans Bequest,
- 1669-1939. (Creation)
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Name of creator
Commander George Eyre Powell, RN (1790-1855), of Colyton, Devon, married Catherine Kingdon in about 1820. Their children were George Eyre Powell, junior (1820-1836), Ophelia Catherine Powell (1823-1866), Laura Hirtzel Powell (1828-1901), Lavinia Powell (1831-1856) and Delia Powell-Sweetland (1833-1923). In 1856 Ophelia married David Lewis Evans (1813-1902), then minister of the Unitarian church in Colyton. Their children were George Eyre Evans, David Lewis Evans, junior (1859-1893), and Catherine Powell Evans (1860-1918).
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Scope and content
Papers of, or collected by, George Eyre Evans, 1669-1939, including his diaries and journals, autobiographical data and correspondence, 1872-1939; notebooks and scrapbooks on archaeological and historical matters in Wales, relating particularly to Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, 1900-1939; copies of his published works with insertions, [c. 1887]-[c. 1908]; diaries, memorandum books and autograph letters of members of the Powell family of Colyton, Devon, 1788-1921; diaries, correspondence and other papers of the Rev. David Lewis Evans, 1846-1902; letters and notes relating to Welsh Unitarianism, 1806-1905; letters by and about ministers, 1775-1904; miscellaneous manuscripts of religious and antiquarian interest, some relating to Wales and to Colyton; and a volume of proceedings of the General Assembly of General Baptist Churches, 1730-1787.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13271-13685.
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Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Latin, Greek, French.
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The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume 4 (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Title based on contents.
Formerly known as George Eyre Evans Bequest 1-473.
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 13271-685.
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales