He was not a popular preacher , but was extremely active in the administrative work of the connexion ; he was, for some time after 1867 , official statistician of the South Wales Association , editor of the connexional Diary , of its English organ The Treasury , and of its annual Y Blwyddiadur , from its inception in 1898 till his death.
In 1907 he published a Biographical Dictionary of ministers and preachers in the connexion from its beginnings down to 1850 , and it is primarily this work which justifies the inclusion of his name in the present dictionary. Admittedly, it was based entirely upon secondary sources and is today antiquated in parts; but it is a useful book which has earned the gratitude of students of Calvinistic Methodist history. Evans d. 9 May 1909 at Denbigh , and was buried there; his widow d. in 1911 and their daughter in 1919 .
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 1959