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Suggett, Helen, and Suggett, Philip, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SUGGETT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Helen and Philip Suggett Papers

Short Title: Suggett, Helen, and Suggett, Philip, papers

Creation date(s): 1937-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.344 cubic metres (12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Helen Suggett; Philip Suggett


Administrative/Biographical history: Helen Suggett (née Richardson, 1914-1982) of Penarth, Glamorgan, was an academic whose research interests included Anglo-Norman and Old and post-medieval French language and literature. She also did freelance work for Collins Publishers, London, revising and indexing translations and studies of the works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, corresponding with Rene Hague and others. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was a palaeontologist and a Jesuit priest, and was a prolific writer; he was professor of geology at the Catholic Institute in Paris, director of the National Geologic Survey of China, and director of the National Research Center of France. Helen's husband, Philip Suggett (1917-1975), taught Classical subjects and was interested in the history of Mountain Ash and Aberdare, Glamorgan.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Helen Suggett, comprising typescripts, notes, proofs, typescript indexes and correspondence relating to the revision and indexing of English translations of the works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1963-1978, studies of Teilhard de Chardin, 1966-1977, and other theological studies, 1968-1977; research papers relating to Anglo-Norman documents, 1939-1968, and to the editing of the works of Thomas Sampson, 1941-1968; personal papers, 1937-1977; papers of Philip Suggett, including teaching notes on classical subjects; notes and newspaper cuttings relating to Mountain Ash and Aberdare, [1960s]-[1970s]; and letters, 1975, to Helen Suggett.


Language/scripts of material: English, French

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Helen Suggett papers; Philip Suggett papers; printed books and journals.

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, 1983, pp. 43-49, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available 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 by their son Mr Richard Suggett, Aberystwyth, 1983.


Related material: Photographs and slides are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections. Printed books are also held by the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Anglo-Norman literature
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre | Translations

Personal names
Suggett , Helen , 1914-1982
Suggett , Philip , 1917-1975
Teilhard de Chardin , Pierre

Corporate names

Aberdare (Wales)
Mountain Ash (Wales)

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