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Stephens, Thomas, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSTOMSTP

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Thomas Stephens Manuscripts

Short Title: Stephens, Thomas, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1841] x [1875]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 63 vols

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Stephens (1821-1875), antiquary and critic, was born in Pont Neath Vaughan, Glamorgan. From 1840 he was known as an 'eisteddfodwr', winning the prize at Abergavenny in 1848 for his dissertation on early Welsh literature. Stephens was also author of several essays and other works, including The Literature of the Kymry, first published in 1849.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection consisting mainly of essays and literary extracts by Stephens. Some of the works were submitted as competitive pieces at eisteddfodau.


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

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 904-966.

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: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Miss M. M. Davis and Mr R. R. Davis, the surviving representatives of Thomas Stephens per Major Frank Treharne James, Solicitor, Merthyr, 1915/1916.


Related material: See also the Llywarch Reynolds MSS collection.


Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005

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