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National Library of Wales
Morgan, Robert, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ROBGAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Robert Morgan Papers

Short Title: Morgan, Robert, papers

Creation date(s): 1948-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes, 2 wallets)

Name of creator(s): Robert Morgan


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Morgan (1921-1994) was a poet from Penrhiwceiber, Glamorgan. The son of a miner, he worked together with his father in the colliery from the age of fourteen. In 1953, he qualified as a teacher at Bognor Regis College of Education, West Sussex. He taught mentally and physically ill boys. Among his publications are The Night's Prison (1967), The Storm (1974), and his autobiography My Lamp Still Burns (1981).


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to the work and life of Robert Morgan, 1948-1992, including drafts of poetry and prose, 1967-1992, correspondence, 1963-1992; personal papers, 1947-1970; notebooks, [c. 1968]-1989; exhibition catalogues, 1966-1992; and publishers' contracts and financial papers, 1976-1985.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Autobiography; Novels; Short stories; Verse plays; Poetry; Notebooks; Correspondence; Personal and miscellaneous papers.

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 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: Deposited by Robert Morgan between 1991 and 1992.



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 Robert Morgan Papers; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Library of Congress website (, viewed 4 April 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

English literature | 20th century
English literature | Welsh authors
Morgan, Robert, | 1921- | Archives
Morgan, Robert, | 1921- | Correspondence
Poets | Wales | Archives

Personal names
Morgan , Robert , 1921-

Corporate names

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