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Evans, Sir David (Lewis)locked

Kt 1958; OBE 1947; BA, BLitt, Hon. DLitt Wales

Born 14 Aug. 1893; s of Rev. David Evans and Margaret Lewis; m 1923, Marie Christine (d 1966), d of Edwin Austin, JP; two d; died 23 April 1987

Keeper of Public Records, January 1959–October 1960, retired (Deputy Keeper of the Records, 1954–58); Commissioner, Historical MSS Commission, 1954–80


Bridgend County Sch.; University Coll. of Wales, Aberystwyth; Jesus Coll., Oxford


Lieut, Duke of Wellington’s Regt, 1915–19, France and Belgium (despatches). Entered Public Record Office, 1921; Principal Asst Keeper, 1947. Lectr, Administrative History and Archive Administration, Sch. of Librarianship and Archives, University Coll. London, 1947–54. FRHistS (Vice-Pres. 1956–60); Council, Hon. Soc. of Cymmrodorion; Member: Advisory Council on Public Records, 1959–65; History and Law Cttee, Bd of Celtic Studies; Exec Committee: Internat. Council on Archives, 1953–68 (Vice-Pres. 1956–60); Pres. 4th Internat. Congress of Archivists, Stockholm, 1960; Governor: British Film Institute, 1961–64; Nat. Library of Wales, 1961– (Council, 1962–80); Nat. Museum of Wales, 1965


Flintshire Ministers’ Accounts, 1328–1352, 1929; History of Carmarthenshire: Chapter on Later Middle Ages, 1935; (part author) Notebook of John Smibert, Painter, Mass Hist. Soc., 1969; articles, reviews, in Cymmrodorion Transactions, Eng. Hist. Review, Nat. Lib. of Wales Jl, Virginia Hist. Soc. Trans, etc


National Liberal


Whitegates, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset