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Thomas, William , Dr, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILMAS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dr William Thomas (Penally) Papers

Short Title: Thomas, William , Dr, papers

Creation date(s): 1914-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): William Thomas; Magdalen Morgan


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr William Thomas (1890-1974) from Penally, Pembrokeshire, was Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales and Director of the Council of Social Service for Wales and Monmouthshire. He was a prisoner of war in Germany. He had a blind son called Ian and another son called William.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal and professional papers of Dr William Thomas, 1914-1981, including a diary of his time as a prisoner of war in Germany, 1914-1915; letters relating to his contributions on radio and television, 1916-1974; papers relating to his blind son Ian, 1924-1962; papers relating to his son William, 1937-1944; valuations of stock and farm accounts, 1952-1973; and testimonials, 1911-1922, and papers of his sister-in-law Magdalen Morgan, [1920]-1970, including lecture notes and scripts of plays in which she performed.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the papers of William Thomas and the papers of Magdalen Morgan.

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 1989, pp.88-90, 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: Donated by Mr Hywel Davies, Narberth, executor of William Thomas's widow Elizabeth Thomas, Narberth, Dyfed, in 1988.



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 1989.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Morgan, Magdalen | Archives
People with visual disabilities | Wales
Prisoners of war | Germany
Prisoners of war | Wales | Diaries
Thomas, William, | 1890-1974 | Archives
World War, 1914-1918 | Prisoners and prisons, British

Personal names
Morgan , Magdalen
Thomas , William , 1890-1974

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