Reference code(s): GB 0210 IFAIES
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Ll. ap Ifan Davies Collection
Short title: Davies, Ll. ap Ifan, collection
Dates of creation: [17th century]-1969 (accumulated [late 19th century]-1969)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 17 volumes, 1 roll
Name of creator(s): Reverend Ivan Thomas Davies ([c.1852]-1931)
Administrative and biographical history: The Rev. Ivan T. Davies was born in Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire, c.1852. He attended Spring Hill College in Birmingham, returning to Llanuwchllyn to set up a business selling coal and lime. He assisted Kuno Meyer (1858-1919) with the glossary of his edition of Peredur ab Efrawc (Leipzig, 1887), and corresponded with other academics, and prominent individuals from the Llanuwchllyn area. He acquired manuscripts of Wmffre Dafydd ab Ifan and Gwilym Hiraethog and local records. In 1893 he was ordained as minister of Llandderfel and Llandrillo Congregational churches, in Merionethshire, where he stayed until he retired in 1929. He died on 6 February 1931, aged 79.
Scope and content: Manuscripts of works by Wmffre Dafydd ab Ifan, Llanbrynmair, [1620x1660], and others; accounts, rentals and chapel records relating to Llanuwchllyn, Llandderfel and Llandrillo-yn-Edeirnion, and the Glanllyn estate, Merionethshire, 1785-1878; commonplace books, 1717-1824; letters, mainly to Ivan T. Davies, from O. M. Edwards, T. E. Ellis, Professor Kuno Meyer and others, 1869-1929; and other items relating to the Rev. Ivan T. Davies, 1872-1969.
Language/script: Welsh, English, Greek, Latin.
System of arrangement: Arranged into NLW MSS 19660-19674, 21192-21193 and NLW Roll 239.
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.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by his son, Dr Llewelyn ap Ifan Davies, Cemmaes Road, Machynlleth, 1945-1963, and converted into donations in 1966. Further donations 1966, 1974.
Note: Title derived from name of donor. NLW MSS 19660B-19672 were previously NLW Minor Deposits 591-605.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Ll. ap Ifan Davies Collection; Pugh, John, 'Y Diweddar Barch. Ifan T. Davies, Llandrillo', Y Dysgedydd, CXVII (1937), pp. 235-238.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: November 2003