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Howell, J. M., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOMHOWELL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. M. Howell Papers

Short Title: Howell, J. M., papers

Creation date(s): 1871-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): John Morgan Howell; M. N. Poulgrain


Administrative/Biographical history: John Morgan Howell (1855-1927) from Aberaeron, Cardiganshire, was a County Councillor and Alderman of Cardiff County Council and served as Chair of the Council, 1918-1919. He was a frequent writer to the Welsh press on subjects of literary and public interest, and won many prizes as a poet.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of John Morgan Howell of Aberaeron, 1871-1960, including exercise books containing a memorandum for 1871 and a history, in Welsh, of Dr Thomas Phillips, Neuaddlwyd, by J. M. Howell; books of press cuttings containing articles relating to Aberaeron, 1873-1931, operas, 1920-1960 (collected by G[eraint] M. Howell), and the poetry, 1889-1921, of Margaret Aeron Davies; and articles by J. M. Howell, 1897; family correspondence, 1888-1926, and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1875-1946; a volume of typescript copies of Christmas carols in Welsh composed by J. M. Howell, collected and bound by J. Seymour Rees, 1941; and a pedigree of the Howells family of Penybaily, parish of Llangunllo; together with some papers of his daughter, the late Mrs Nesta Poulgrain (née Nesta Howell), including a diary of a journey to Naples [by Mrs Poulgrain, 1937]; and exercise books, containing a copy of the diary and poetry (1918).


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to type of material.

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, pp. 27-28, 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: Bequest by M. N. Poulgrain, Aberaeron, Dyfed, per the late Dr. C. H. Cotter, Aberaeron, Dyfed, October 1981.


Related material: Further papers of J. M. Howell are in NLW MSS 20949-20951 and 20979-20981 (see NLW Annual Reports for 1940-1, p. 22; 1971-2, p. 48; 1972-3, p. 44; 1978-9, p. 53).


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, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982; NLW, 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: April 2003

Howell, John M., | Archives
Howell, John M., | Correspondence
Naples (Italy) | Description and travel
Operas | Wales
Welsh poetry | 19th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Howell , John M.

Corporate names

Aberaeron (Wales)

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