Sub-fonds AS - Secretary's papers

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Secretary's papers


  • 1873-1958, 1996 (Creation)

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86 folders

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Sir Evan Vincent Evans (1851-1934) was born in Nancaw, Llangelynnin, Merionethshire. In 1872 he left Wales for London, where he successfully pursued a career and eventually became manager of the Chancery Lane Land and Safe Deposit Company. He was a prominent member of Welsh cultural organisations and was secretary of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the National Eisteddfod Society, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, and a member of the Royal Commission on the Public Records, as well as being on numerous educational councils; he wrote numerous articles for Welsh newspapers and was involved with several organisations formed for the benefit of Welsh soldiers during the 1914-1918 War.

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The group comprises the secretary's incoming correspondence, 1881-1996, draft outgoing letters and circulars, 1873-1934, the secretary's subject files, 1876-1958, and papers relating to membership, 1873-1933. Most of this group belongs to the period when Sir E. Vincent Evans was secretary of the Cymmrodorion between 1887 and 1934.

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Arranged into three sections: secretary's incoming correspondence, 1881-1996; secretary's subject files, 1876-1958; and membership papers, 1873-1933.

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English, Welsh

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Preferred citation: AS

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  • Text: AS.