Evans, P. Joyce Evans Diaries and Papers
Name of creator(s): Phoebe Joyce Evans née Hall called Mrs Madagascar Evans and William Evans
Administrative/Biographical history: Phoebe Joyce Hall was born in 1890. She married William Evans, a missionary with the London Missionary Society in Madagascar from 1899 to 1937, at Tananarive, Madagascar on August 14th 1918.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Diaries and papers of Phoebe Joyce Evans, the diaries forming an unbroken sequence from 1906 to 1979. The early diaries describe visits to France, Poland Belgium and Madagascar, where she arrived in 1914. The diaries following her marriage in 1918 describe life in Madagascar, a visit to England from 1930 to 1931, and life in England and Wales after retirement from Madagascar after 1937. Also, letters from Mrs Evans to her mother and from William Evans to her, copies of circular letters to family and friends from Madagascar, dated 1914-35, an autobiography by P.Joyce Evans entitled "By Diverse Paths" and other writings.
System of arrangement: The diaries are arranged chronologically in Boxes 1 to 3 and the remaining papers in Boxes 4 to 6.
ACCESS AND USE
Language: Mainly English.
Conditions governing access: A thirty-year rule operates in respect of the diaries.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Finding aids: An electronic list is available on the NLW ISYS;web.
Related material: A scrapbook of Mrs P.J.Evans, compiled in the 1980s, including photographs and presscuttings, and a copy of her autobiography given by her to the Rev Jim Hardyman are to be found in the Hardyman Collection at SOAS (Ref. PP MS 63 files 67 and 68).
Date(s) of descriptions: August 2002