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Rees, Terence, Dr, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TERRES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dr Terence Rees Papers

Short Title: Rees, Terence, Dr, papers

Creation date(s): [mid-19 cent.]-1998 (accumulated [c. 1950] x 1998)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.143 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Terence Rees, a microbiologist and collector of material relating to the theatre and music in Wales and beyond, was born on 24 February 1928 at Barry, Glamorgan. He was educated at the local county school, the University of Cardiff, 1948-1952 and the University of London, 1954-1957. As a microbiologist, he spent two years, 1965-1967, as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Diseases of the Chest at Brompton, London, and between 1967 and 1981 he lectured in Microbiology at the Institute of Laryngology, London.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprise personal correspondence, [c.1950]-1983, scrapbooks and press cuttings, 1925-1998, relating to Welsh actors, music and the theatre in Wales, Cardiff Bay Opera House, &c., and acquired papers and manuscripts, mainly music scores and plays, [mid-19 cent.]-1966.


Language/scripts of material: English, unless otherwise specified.

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into two groups: personal papers, 1925-1998, and acquired papers and manuscripts, [mid-19 cent.]-1966.

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 laws apply.

Finding aids:


Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited and donated by Dr Terence Rees between December 1982 and May 1998, and all deposits converted into a donation in May 1998.


Related material: Further papers comprising a sale catalogue, photographs, posters and playbills are in NLW, Department of Pictures and Maps. Published scores and theatre programmes acquired by Dr Rees are in NLW, Department of Printed Books (Casgliad Dr Terence Rees). Cardiff University Library Archives holds a collection of Terence Rees manuscripts (ref. 1239RE1), deposited by Dr Rees in 1962. University of Wales Bangor holds a Terence Rees Postcard Collection (ref. BMSS REES). The depositor of the Bangor collection is believed to be the same person as Dr Terence Albert Ladd Rees, theatre historian, author of Thespis: a Gilbert & Sullivan enigma (1964), Theatre lighting in the age of gas (1978) and British theatrical patents, 1801-1900 (1996), and thought to have lived in mid Wales.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Eirionedd Baskerville and Barbara Davies. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Information from Dr Terence Rees, May 1999.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001.

Music | Manuscripts
Rees, T. A. L., | Archives
Theatre | Wales

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Rees , T. A. L.

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