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Parry-Jones, Daniel, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DANES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Daniel Parry-Jones Papers

Short Title: Parry-Jones, Daniel, papers

Creation date(s): 1946-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.181 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Canon Daniel Parry-Jones

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Canon Daniel Parry-Jones (1891-1981), from the parish of Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, was an author and recorder of country tradition. He received his education at St. David's College, Lampeter. In 1914, he was ordained as a priest at Pontypridd, Glamorgan. He served as a parish priest in other parts of Glamorgan and Breconshire, before being appointed Rural Dean of Crickhowell in 1957 and Honorary Canon of Brecon Cathedral in 1959. Canon Parry-Jones nurtured a keen interest in Welsh rural society and customs, dialects, legends and folk-lore and published six books, namely Welsh Country Upbringing (1948), Welsh Country Characters (1952), Welsh Legends and Fairy Lore (1953), My Own Folk (1972), A Welsh Country Parson (1975), and Welsh Children's Games and Pastimes (1964). He also published many articles in periodicals such as Gwerin, Province, Impact and Y Llan.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers including autograph and typescript copies of published and unpublished works, 1948-1975; articles and talks, 1956-1973; untitled articles, 1930-1963; reviews of books written by him, 1948-1977; and correspondence mainly relating to his publications, 1946-1975. Also notes, newspaper cuttings and source material used by Daniel Parry-Jones for his books and articles on the following subjects: Wales and the Welsh Language, Agriculture and the Countryside, Dialect and Agricultural Terms, History and Legends of Monmouthshire, Children's Games, Food and Diet, and Church and Clergy.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: draft versions of published books; unpublished works; articles and talks; untitled articles and talks; book reviews; source material on various subjects; correspondence; and publications by other authors.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: These papers were donated in 1967 by the Reverend Canon Daniel Parry-Jones with additions in 1978 and 1979 and a further addition in 1984 following his death by his daughter Mrs P. M. Dymond, Newport.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description NLW, Schedule of Daniel Parry-Jones Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Agriculture | Wales
Clergy | Wales | Archives
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Folklore | Wales
Food habits | Wales
Games | Wales
Monmouthshire (Wales) | History
Parry-Jones, Daniel, | 1891- | Archives
Wales | Social life and customs
Welsh language | Dialects
Welsh language | Glossaries, vocabularies etc

Personal names
Parry-Jones , Daniel , 1891-

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