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William Arthur Evelyn

William Arthur Evelyn (4 October 1860 – 6 January 1935) was a distinguished historian of York, and the creator of the Evelyn collection.

The Evelyns claimed to be descended from John Evelyn (1620-1706), the diarist.


  • Hugh Murray. Dr. Evelyn’s York: the life and work of a pioneer of conservation of the City between 1891 and 1935, illustrated by many photographs of a changing York, from his slide collection. York, England: Wiliam Sessions: Ebor Press in association with the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society.