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MORGAN , EVAN EDWARD ( 1855 - 1927 ), antiquary ;

b. at Parc-y-brain , Brwynllys (‘ Bronllys ’), Brecknock , son of a schoolmaster . By profession a land-surveyor (he was in the service of the Ordnance Survey , and afterwards in the Land Valuation Office at Brecon ), he developed antiquarian tastes, and wrote much on Brecknock antiquities in the local journals. He was the first to arrange and catalogue ( 1894 ) the invaluable manuscripts so badly cared for at Trevecka , and thus he laid the foundation upon which M. H. Jones (q.v.) afterwards built. He d. 21 April 1927 , aged 72, and was buried at Brwynllys .

Sources:

  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1927 , 413;
  • information from Mr. P. H. Evans (formerly of Brecon);
  • personal acquaintance.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959