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National Library of Wales
Hughes, Beti, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BETGHES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Beti Hughes Papers

Short Title: Hughes, Beti, papers

Creation date(s): 1941-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.081 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Beti Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: The novelist Beti Hughes ('Beti Gwynno', 1926-1981), born near St Clears, Carmarthenshire, was a Welsh teacher in the Girls' Grammar School in Lampeter. She was later Deputy Headteacher at the Bro Myrddin School, Carmarthen. She wrote a number of novels and was joint winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Competition in the National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon in 1979 with her novel Pontio'r Pellter (Swansea, 1981).


Scope and content/abstract: Literary papers of Beti Hughes, 1941-1996, including manuscript and typescript copies and some proofs of her published and unpublished novels, [1966]-[1979]; manuscript and typescript copies of her children's novels, one of which is a translation and abridgement of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, [1961]-[1969]; notebooks including poetry, scripts, drafts and newspaper cuttings, [1958]x[1981]; together with various papers that include correspondence from Saunders Lewis, exam and competition certificates, scripts, drafts of novels, the Daniel Owen Memorial Competition adjudication, various ballads, and an order of service for unveiling a memorial stone for Beti Hughes, 1943-1994.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: novels; novels for children; unpublished novels; notebooks; and various.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1998, pp.26-27, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Hefina Rowley, Rhosgadfan, Caernarfon, in 1997.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998; Meic Stevens (ed), Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (University of Wales Press, 1992).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Children's literature
Hughes, Beti | Archives
Welsh literature | 20th century

Personal names
Hughes , Beti

Corporate names

Carmarthen (Wales)

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