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Glynne-Jones, William, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILGLONES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: William Glynne-Jones Papers

Short Title: Glynne-Jones, William, papers

Creation date(s): 1936-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8 volumes

Name of creator(s): William Glynne-Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: William Glynne-Jones (1907-1977) was a novelist from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Before he started earning his living as a writer in London, he worked as a moulder in a steel foundry in Llanelli. His novels and stories deal mainly with working class-life and children. He wrote two novels, Farewell Innocence, and Ride the White Stallion, both published in 1950. His children's' books include Legends of the Welsh Hills, 1957. He also collected earlier material include the journal of the Rev. George Capper.


Scope and content/abstract: William Glynne-Jones papers, 1936-1974, comprising autograph drafts and notes for an autobiography, his novels and short stories; letters, 1946-1955, from Dr Thomas Jones CH; typescripts and cuttings of various stories and articles; and letters, 1944-1969, to William Glynne-Jones offering him moral and financial support. The correspondents include Richard Burton, 1951-1968, Dr Thomas Jones CH, 1946-1954, and Emlyn Williams, 1944-1969.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into NLW MSS 20759-63, 21230-32.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased 1971 and 1974.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, William Glynne-Jones Papers, 1971; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Jones, Edgar Dennis, Glynne-Jones, William, 1907-1977 (Llanelli Borough Council, 1995).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Authors, English language | Wales
Burton, Richard, | 1925-1984 | Correspondence
English literature | Welsh authors
Glynne-Jones, William, | 1907-1977 | Archives
Glynne-Jones, William, | 1907-1977 | Correspondence
Jones, Thomas, | 1870-1955 | Correspondence
Welsh literature | 20th century
Williams, Emlyn, | 1905-1987 | Correspondence

Personal names
Burton , Richard , 1925-1984
Glynne-Jones , William , 1907-1977
Jones , Thomas , 1870-1955
Williams , Emlyn , 1905-1987

Corporate names


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