GB 0210 SHAYCE
Shadrach Pryce and Lewis Pryce Papers,
- 1653-1965 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.144 cubic metres (15 boxes, 1 volume, 1 folder)
Name of creator
Hugh Price (1793-1851), draper, of Dolgellau, Merionethshire, married Sarah Lewis in 1825 and they had three sons: the Rev. Hugh Lewis Pryce (1826-1895), the Rev. John Pryce (1828-1903), who became dean of Bangor in 1902; and the Rev. Shadrach Pryce (1833-1914). Shadrach graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge, 1858, becoming vicar of Ysbyty Ifan, Denbighshire, 1864-1867, Archdeacon of Carmarthen, 1896-1899, and dean of St Asaph, 1899-1910. He was HM Inspector of Schools in the diocese of St Davids, 1867-1894, and published Arweiniad i Eglwys y Plwyf (Dolgellau, 1867) and Hymnau Hen a Newydd (London, 1868) with O. Jones. He owned several properties in Tywyn, Merionethshire, and died on 17 Sept 1914. He was married to Margaret Ellen Davies (1843-1902), descendant of James Davies (died 1861), of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, who had three children, the Rev. Morgan Davies (1804-1867), Margaret (1812-1897) and Lydia. Lydia married Hugh Davies (died 1874) of Tywyn, Merionethshire. Their children were David James Davies (died 1856), Lewis Davies (1845-1870), Mary Elizabeth Davies (1849-1925) and Margaret Ellen Davies, who married Shadrach Pryce. Mary married David Griffith Davies and they had one son, Hugh Lewis Davies (1886-1952). Shadrach and Margaret Ellen Pryce had seven daughters, including Myfanwy Pryce (1890-1976), and two sons, Dr Arthur Meurig Pryce (1877-1919), and Lewis Hugh Oswald Pryce (1873-1930). Lewis Pryce studied at Cambridge, -, and became Archdeacon of Wrexham and Ruthin. He undertook research into the family history, acquiring many documents.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Lewis Pryce's daughter Mrs Rachel M. Hawkins, Richmond, Surrey, 1986-1997.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of Shadrach Pryce, 1841-1910, including: notes on the history of Ysbyty Ifan and Pentrefoelas, [late 19th century]; ordination papers, 1859-1899; family correspondence, 1841-1855; correspondence concerning his Church career, 1856-1910; papers and correspondence relating to Hymnau Hen a Newydd, 1867-1900; and maps, 1867-1894; papers of Archdeacon Lewis Hugh Oswald Pryce, 1881-1930, including: material on the history of Ruthin and district, 1890-1920; notebooks on historical themes, Sunday School lesson booklets and related material, 1913-1929; printed lectures by Pryce and others, 1918-1930; certificates, 1892-1925; pencil and watercolour sketches, 1862-1908; family and personal correspondence, 1881-1930; correspondence and papers relating to his Church career, 1909-1928, and to family history, 1901-1928; miscellaneous papers of Hugh Price, 1814-1851, Sarah Lewis' family, 1765-1825, Rev. Hugh Lewis Pryce and Rev. John Pryce, 1851-1894; letters, diaries, and miscellaneous papers of Margaret Ellen Pryce, 1854-1902; papers of Shadrach Pryce's daughters, 1893-1965, including letters and photographs, 1893-1928, and poetry, 1896-1920; papers of Dr Arthur Meurig Pryce, including letters, 1890-1918, testimonials, 1906-1912, and papers relating to his illness and death, 1915-; papers of James Davies, 1784-1861, and of his wife's relatives, 1812-1859; papers and correspondence of Rev. Morgan Davies, 1828-1867; papers and family correspondence of Margaret Davies, 1865-1897; papers relating to Hugh Davies, 1872-1883; papers relating to Lewis, David and Mary Elizabeth Davies, 1854-1932; miscellaneous papers relating to various branches of the family, compiled by Lewis Pryce, 1653-1893; correspondence, deeds, documents, financial papers, 1876-1920; and particulars of sale of properties in Tywyn, Merionethshire, 1916-1919.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: Rev. Shadrach Pryce and Archdeacon Lewis Pryce (1st donation); Pryce family, Davies family, Evans family of Aberystwyth, Williams family of Ystrad Teilo and Evans family of Ystrad Meurig, and miscellaneous papers (2nd donation); Pryce family, Davies family, Evans family of Aberystwyth, and Lewis family (3rd donation); Pryce family, Davies family, Evans family of Aberystwyth, Evans family of Ystrad Meurig, photographs and miscellaneous (4th donation); Rev. Shadrach Pryce and Archdeacon Lewis Pryce (5th donation); Pryce family (6th donation).
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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.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the summary lists are available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp. 94-95, 1992, pp. 104-107, 1993, pp. 64-66, 1994, pp. 43-44, 1995, p.51, 1998, pp. 57-58, at the National Library of Wales. The summaries are available online.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Name access points
- Pryce, Sarah, 1794?-1883. (Creator)
- Pryce, Lewis Hugh Oswald, 1873-1930 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Pryce, Shadrach, 1833-1914 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Pryce, Lewis Hugh Oswald, 1873-1930. (Subject)
- Pryce, Shadrach, 1833-1914. (Subject)
- Davies, Hugh Lewis, 1886-1952. (Subject)
- Davies, Hugh, d. 1873. (Subject)
- Davies, James, d. 1861. (Subject)
- Davies, Lewis, 1845-1870. (Subject)
- Davies, Margaret, 1812-1897. (Subject)
- Davies, Mary Elizabeth, 1849-1925. (Subject)
- Davies, Morgan, ca. 1804-1867. (Subject)
- Price, Hugh, 1793-1851. (Subject)
- Pryce, Margaret Ellen, 1843-1902. (Subject)
- Pryce family, clergymen -- Archives. (Subject)
- Davies family, (of Aberystwyth) (Subject)
- Pryce family, (clergymen) (Subject)
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987-1998; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).