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Davies, Dr Noelle, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NOEIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dr Noelle Davies Papers

Short Title: Davies, Dr Noelle, papers

Creation date(s): 1934-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.23 cubic metres (19 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Noelle Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Noelle Davies, née Ffrench, of Busby Park, Ireland, married David James Davies (1893-1956), economist, in 1925. They had met at the International People's College, Elsinore, Denmark. They became active in the Welsh Nationalist Party (now Plaid Cymru) when it was founded in 1925. In 1932, they bought Pantybeiliau mansion, Gilwern, Monmouthshire, and attempted unsuccessfully to establish a folk school. They remained active in Plaid Cymru, and became involved in the dispute over the legal status of Monmouthshire. After her husband's death in 1956, Noelle moved back to Ireland. She died in 1983.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, correspondence and press cuttings relating to Ireland, 1926-1978; Plaid Cymru, 1929-1965; Welsh political, economic and social affairs, 1931-1962; Pantybeiliau Folk School, 1933-1938; world economics, socialism and communism, 1934-1951; and Brittany, 1946; and personal papers, including correspondence, 1924-1978, diaries, 1921-1979, and academic papers, 1922-1946.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into numerous categories (subject and material type) according to date of donation.

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 NLW, Minor lists and summaries 1984, pp. 18-21, 1987, pp. 23-31, and 1988, pp. 11-12, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in three groups: by Dr Ceinwen Thomas, Cardiff, per Prof. A. O. H. Jarman, Cardiff, in November 1983; by Mrs H. Mullins of Bushy Park, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, March 1987; and by Dr Ceinwen Thomas, Cardiff, in September 1987.


Related material: A small bundle of photographs was transferred to NLW Department of Pictures & Maps (PE 5533; NLW photographic album 642).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project.The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor lists and summaries 1984; Dictionary of Welsh biography, 1941-1970 (2001).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Davies, Noelle | Archives
Davies, Noelle | Diaries
Economics | Wales
Ireland | Politics and government | 20th century
Nationalism | Wales
Plaid Cymru | Archives
Political parties | Wales
Schools | Wales | Monmouthshire
Wales | Politics and government

Personal names
Davies , David James , 1893-1956
Davies , Noelle

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