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J. D. Davies Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW JD

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Title: J. D. Davies Collection

Short title: Davies, John David (cleric, antiquary) of Gower, papers

Dates of creation: 1881-1899

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 1 envelope

Name of creator(s): J. D. Davies


Administrative and biographical history: John David Davies, 1831-1911, cleric and antiquary, born at Oxwich parsonage, Gower. Son of John Davies, rector of Reynoldston and Louisa his wife. He was ordained deacon 23 Sept. 1855 and licensed assistant curate of Nicholaston and priest 21 Sept. 1856. He was for a time chaplain to the earl of Milltown. He was instituted to the rectory of Llanmadoc, Gower 28 June 1860 and to that of Cheriton 2 Aug. 1867, both of which he held until his death. He carried out the restoration of both churches. His researches into the history of Gower were published in four volumes, A History of West Gower (Swansea, 1877-1894). His papers were donated to the Library in 1894-5 as there is a note in the annual report for that year (Ref. No. D/D RISW 3/30)


Scope and content: Correspondence, 1881-1899; Publications, c.1877-1911; Research notes, n.d.; Personal papers, 1860; Receipts, 1912-1923.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally listed at University College, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the letters chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.


Related units of description: See also RISW WHJ for a collection of research and antiquarian notes believed to have been written by J.D. Davies.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2



Davies, John David | Correspondence

Gower (Wales) | Antiquities

Gower (Wales) | History

Personal names

Davies, John David

Corporate names