DAVIES, EVAN (Philomath; fl. 1720-1750), almanac-maker

Name: Evan Davies
Pseudonym: Philomath
Gender: Male
Occupation: almanac-maker
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Poetry; Scholarship and Languages; Science and Mathematics; Space and Aviation
Author: Enid Pierce Roberts

lived at Manafon, Montgomeryshire. He published a series of almanacs under the title Newyddion Mawr Oddiwrth y Ser. The first appeared, perhaps, in the year 1738, and the third in 1741. They were published in Shrewsbury by T. Durston and include some good poetry and a little history. By this time, Evan Davies is little more than a name and his almanacs are scarce.


Published date: 1959

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