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National Library of Wales
Rees, Enoch, of Maesteg, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ENOEES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Enoch Rees papers

Short Title: Rees, Enoch, of Maesteg, papers

Creation date(s): [1940]-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Enoch Rees


Administrative/Biographical history: Enoch Rees (Enoch Howell Rees), of Maesteg, Glamorgan, was born in 1888 in Llandysul, Cardiganshire. He became an engineer and in 1911 emigrated to New Zealand. In 1914, he joined the New Zealand expedition force where he served in West Africa and France. He was injured and moved to Maesteg, where he formed the firm of Rees & Williams. In the 1940s he published several short stories in the Glamorgan Advertiser (later issued as books), and the short novel Witched Waters (Arthur J. Stockwell Ltd, 1943). He also wrote a large number of stage and radio plays in the 1940s, including Dark o' the Moon which was the basis for the light opera Gwyneth (published 1943), with music by Dr Haydn Morris and lyrics by 'Caerwyn'. In 1957-1958, he was President of the Welsh Rugby Union.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Enoch Rees of Maesteg, Glamorgan, comprising cyclostyled stage, musical radio plays, [1940]-[?late 1940s]; copies of published works, [1940s]; miscellaneous papers, including Lord Chamberlain's licences for the performance of plays and programmes, 1941-1945; and biographical and family papers, 1957-1969.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: plays; published works; and miscellaneous papers.

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 1988, pp. 60-62, 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 his daughter-in-law, Mrs Betty Rees, Swansea, December 1987 and January 1988.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes obituaries of Rees published after his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1988; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished), Vol. XXII. There is another Enoch Rees, from Ogmore, Glamorgan, who published novels in the the 1940s, including Whose Sun Is It? and This House Thy Refuge, published by Kobold Knight, London.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Drama | 20th century
Radio plays
Rees, Enoch Howell, | 1888-1969 | Archives

Personal names
Rees , Enoch Howell , 1888-1969

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