Transfer of Original papers to Ystradgynlais Public Library

Thank you very much, diolch yn fawr! I am interested in transferring them to Powys Archives at Llandrindod Wells on indefinite loan because I descend in one line from Bleddyn ap Maenarch, Prince of Brycheiniog, and in one line from Edward Evans and Elizabeth Gunter, married Dec. 1737 in St Mary’s Cusop. There are records of the direct line (attached) in Cleirwy (Clyro), Llowes and Llanigon, around Hay on Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll). I was just about to e mail the Powys Archives to ask them if they can research the direct line in the Powys Archives. The Hereford archives have researched it and informed me that neither was baptized in St. Mary’s Cusop. Cusop is in the Cantref or Hundred of Ewyas Lacey in Hereford County, formerly in Gwent. I am currently waiting for a reply from the Bodleian Library Oxford, which has first refusal, but if they cannot house the collection for some reason I would be more than happy to transfer it to the Powys Archives. Llandrindod is not far from Hay on Wye.

In a message dated 29/03/2017 11:03:18 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

Dear Dr Evans

Thank you for your kind offer but unfortunately we do not have the room in the library to store so many folders. We are quite a small branch. If you are interested I am willing to contact Powys Archives to see if they would be interested in housing your wonderful collection.

Yours faithfully,

Jan Poole

Branch Librarian

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Sent: 29 March 2017 10:54
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Subject: Transfer of Original papers to Ystradgynlais Public Library

I am interested in the transfer of my original papers to Ysradgynlais Public Library. These are the original papers of the website whch is currently being archived by the National Library of Wales using Wayback Machine software for display in the reading rooms of the copyright libraries and indeed any library around the world. The original papers are in about a hundred A4 folders and are probably very valuable because I am a Civil List Pensioner. James Joyce was another Civil List Pensioner and it is well known that his original papers are worth tens of millions. I am interested in Ystradgynlais because my ancestors come from there, and because you have the books of my ancestral cousin, the late Leonid Morgan. Recently I donated my Autobiography and book of poetry to the Library. Perhaps a special section could be allocated to the Morgan Family, who were and are prominent in Glyn Tawe.

Myron Evans

(Dr. M. W. Evans, 50 Rhyddwen Road, Craig Cefn Parc, Swansea SA6 5RA)


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