- [1725x1939] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Humphrey Jones Davies served as Calvinistic Methodist minister at Llanrwst, Tregarth, Llandegai, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. He contributed to Welsh religious periodicals such as Y Goleuad and Y Seren.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
NLW MSS 7816-7850: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Acquisition; 1932.
NLW MS 9677C: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1935.
NLW MSS 10980-10981E: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1936.
NLW MSS 12189-12190: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1938.
NLW MSS 12672-12687: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1939.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Manuscripts and papers, [1725x1939], from the library of the Rev. H. Jones Davies, although most of the material is not in his hand. The collection includes correspondence of Humphrey Jones Davies and others; material of or relating to Sir Henry Lewis and the Rev. John Phillips, Bangor, and notebooks and sermons of the Rev. Christmas Evans; Welsh poetry transcribed by Isaac Foulkes; deeds, documents and correspondence of mainly Denbighshire and Merioneth interest; and notes, sermons, essays, etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7816-7850, 9677, 10980-10981, 12189-12190, 12672-12687, 12727A.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Welsh, English, Greek.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951), Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), and Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Formerly known as H. Jones Davies 1-57.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
August 2005 and February 2010.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Archifau Cymru = Archives Wales WWW site, viewed 18 Feb. 2010; The Peerage WWW site, viewed 19 Feb. 2010; Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Llandysul, 1986).
Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.