Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

R. D. Evans Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/166

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Title: R. D. Evans Papers

Short title: Evans, R. D., papers

Dates of creation: 1780-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 228 items

Name of creator(s): R. D. Evans


Administrative and biographical history: Robert David Evans (fl. 1934-1959) lived at Bryn Mair, Tre Gof, Bethel, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He accumulated papers of David Williams (fl. 1885-1893) of Tanrallt, Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, accountant and ship broker; William Williams (fl. 1884-1907) of Greuor Farm, Llanfair-is-gaer, farmer and rate collector; Hugh W. Hughes (fl. 1882-1957), son of William Williams' wife, who also farmed at Greuor; and Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn').


Scope and content: Papers collected by R. D. Evans relating to various Caernarfonshire people, 1780-1964, including diaries of R. D. Evans, 1955-1959, and Gerald Evans, 1958; notebooks and scrapbooks, 1851-1957; letters and testimonials of R. D. Evans, 1934-1958; letters, 1842-1949; deeds relating to property in Llanfair-is-gaer, Caernarfonshire, 1842-1900; miscellaneous accounts and financial records, 1846-1907; recipes, 1872-1888; an autobiography and essays of Hugh W. Hughes, 1957; certificates, 1907-1939; receipts, 1866-1959; verses, including memorials, [1886]-[20th century]; chapel annual reports and printed ephemera on religious matters, 1897-1964; programmes, 1931-1959; newspapers, 1955-1959; periodicals and magazines, 1871-1959; books, 1780-1894; almanacs, 1868-1952; other printed matter, 1847-1958; and notebooks of Robert Ephraim Jones ('Twrog Wyn'), [late 19th century].


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: First deposit arranged chronologically. Second deposit arranged into the following: birth and marriage certificates; diaries; notebooks and notes; scrapbooks; letters and testimonials; receipts; verses; religious matters; programmes; newspapers; emergency issues of newspapers; miscellaneous; and notebooks, papers of Robert Ephraim Jones (Twrog Wyn).

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from collector of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, R. D. Evans Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Evans, R. D. | (Robert David), | of Felinheli | Archives

Farmers | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives

Jones, Robert Ephraim | Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Personal names

Evans, R. D. (Robert David), of Felinheli

Hughes, Hugh W. (Hugh William), of Greuor

Jones, Robert Ephraim, Twrog Wyn

Williams, David, of Felinheli

Williams, William, of Greuor

Corporate names