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Hesgin papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HESGIN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Hesgin Papers

Short Title: Hesgin papers

Creation date(s): 1904-1956

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Owen

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Owen ('Hesgin', 1872-1956), was born in Cwm Hesgin, parish of Llanfor, Merionethshire. He competed in various local Eisteddfodau and in the National Eisteddfod of Wales, mainly essays and short stories, and wrote articles and numerous letters to newspapers and other publications. He was the Secretary of the Swansea District Committee, 1938-1939, which was formed in connection with the National Petition for the Legal Recognition of the Welsh Language in Wales, and he was also Honorary Secretary of the New Wales Union ('Undeb Cymru Fydd') for West Glamorgan.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Thomas Owen ('Hesgin'), 1904-1956, comprising letters received, and copies of letters written by him to various newspapers and individuals, 1940-1956; literary compositions, including essays and short stories, submitted by him for competition at various eisteddfodau, including the National Eisteddfod of Wales; two volumes of autobiographical essays and reminiscences; nine volumes of press cuttings, mainly of articles by 'Hesgin' which appeared in newspapers and other publications, 1904-1956; scrapbooks and notebooks; and a minute book and other material relating to the Swansea district committee formed in connection with the National Petition for the Legal Recognition of the Welsh Language in Wales, 1938-1939.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; postcards; scrapbooks; essays; addresses.

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 schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by Mr Thomas Owen ('Hesgin'), Swansea, in 1956.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Thomas Owen's diary in three volumes, August 1940-May 1941, containing descriptions of the blitz in Swansea, is NLW MSS 14863-5C.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Hesgin Papers; NLW, W. W. W. Price Biographical Index.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Eisteddfodau | Wales
National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh language | Swansea District Committee | Archives
Owen, Thomas, | 1872-1956 | Archives
Welsh literature | 20th century

Personal names
Owen , Thomas , 1872-1956

Corporate names
National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language | Swansea District Committee

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