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Giles, William, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILLES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: William Giles Papers

Short Title: Giles, William, papers

Creation date(s): [1920s]-1953

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): William Giles (1872-1939); Ada Hondius-Crone (fl. 1937-1953)


Administrative/Biographical history: William Giles (1872-1939) was an art historian and President of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour. His research interests, reflected in his papers, included 'The Epic of Art and Folklore', 'Art and the Supernatural', architecture and furniture and primitive art. He lived in Newport, Essex. He corresponded with his friend, Mrs Ada Hondius-Crone (fl. 1937-1953), of Holland.


Scope and content/abstract: Typescript and manuscript notes, with sketches, [1920s]-[1930s], of William Giles, relating to drafts of books and essays, and lecture notes; letters from Giles to Mrs Hondius-Crone, 1938; letters, 1939-1953, to Mrs Hondius-Crone relating to Giles and his work; printed material, 1937, relating to Giles's term of office as President of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour; and obituary notes on Giles by Mrs Hondius-Crone, [1939].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: research papers; correspondence; 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, 1987, pp. 42-43, 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: The papers were transferred to Mrs Ada Hondius-Crone, Holland, a friend of William Giles, in 1946, who corresponded regularly with enquirers about the papers.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Ada Hondius-Crone per her son-in-law Professor Robert Feenstra, University of Leiden, and Professor D. Ellis Evans, Jesus College, Oxford, 1986.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes Hondius-Crone's correspondence, post-dating the death of Giles.

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, 1987.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Art historians | England | Archives
Art | History
Giles, William, | 1872-1939 | Archives
Hondius-Crone, Ada | Correspondence

Personal names
Giles , William , 1872-1939
Hondius-Crone , Ada

Corporate names
Society of Graver-Printers in Colour


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