GB 0210 MSJCDAVIES
Jonathan Ceredig Davies manuscripts,
- [1879x1932]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
Jonathan Ceredig Davies (1859-1932), traveller, author and genealogist, was born in Llangunllo, Cardiganshire. In 1875, aged 16, he emigrated to the Welsh colony in Patagonia, returning to Wales in 1891. He visited Western Australia in 1898 and 1907, studying the native people and doing much to promote religious and cultural issues amongst the Welsh and English settlers. He also travelled to France and Spain in 1924 but spent the remainder of his life in his native Wales. Many of his published works relate to Patagonia and to his other travels.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bequeathed in 1932.
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Scope and content
The manuscripts of J. C. Davies, comprising material relating to Patagonia: a description of the country; notes on the folklore of Brittany and on folklore in general; correspondence; sermon notes; press cuttings; and miscellaneous extracts and notes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8545-8557.
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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 and script notes
English, Welsh, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).
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- Davies, Jonathan Ceredig, 1859-1932. (Creator)
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;