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Ditmas, E. M. R., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EMRDIERS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: E. M. R. Ditmas Papers

Short Title: Ditmas, E. M. R., papers

Creation date(s): 1919-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.258 cubic metres (8 boxes, 1 case)

Name of creator(s): E.M.R. Ditmas


Administrative/Biographical history: E. M. R. Ditmas lived in Benson, Oxfordshire. She was an expert of Arthurian studies and published Gareth of Orkney (1956).


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers of E. M. R. Ditmas, 1919-1980, including material on art history and on folklore, 1919-1980; bibliographical, topographical, personal and subject indexes on Arthurian and mediaeval studies; papers relating to the International Arthurian Society; typescript drafts of studies of the Tristan legend and Geoffrey of Monmouth, [1960s], and correspondence concerning their publication, 1960-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by box by date of acquisition.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1982, p.11; 1983 p.8, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Miss E. M. R. Ditmas, Moulsford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, September 1981, May 1982, January 1983 and November 1983, and per Mr G. V. Miles, Benson, Oxfordshire, August 1983.



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, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982; 1983;

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Art | History
Arthurian Romances | History and criticism
Ditmas, E. M. R. | (Edith Margaret Robertson), | 1896- | Archives
Folklore | Wales

Personal names
Ditmas , E. M. R. (Edith Margaret Robertson) , 1896-
Geoffrey , 1100?-1154 , of Monmouth , Bishop of St. Asaph

Corporate names
International Arthurian Society

Benson (England)

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