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Davies, Cassie, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CASIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cassie Davies Papers

Short Title: Davies, Cassie, papers

Creation date(s): 1927-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Cassie Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Cassie Davies (1898-1988) was schooled at Blaencaron primary school and Tregaron county school, Cardiganshire, before taking English and Welsh at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. She was lecturer in Welsh at the Barry Training College for 15 years. She was appointed inspector of schools in 1938, becoming chief inspector of primary schools in Wales. She was a nationalist, joining the Welsh Nationalist Party at the inaugural Machynlleth summer school in 1926, and established a branch of Plaid Cymru in Barry and a branch of Merched y Wawr in Tregaron. She organised scores of cultural and political meetings, and addressed many more. Hwb i'r galon: atgofion (1973) is her autobiography.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to Cassie Davies, Cardiganshire, 1927-1975, including letters, 1930-1979, including from Kate Roberts, 1951-1979; testimonials and references, 1927-1950; and limericks, couplets and penillion.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged in the three groups in which the papers were received.

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 at the National Library of Wales in Minor Lists and Summaries 1988, pp.9-10; 1990, p.13; and 1992, p.27. 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: Some papers belonging to Cassie Davies came into the possesion of the Rev. Josiah Jones-Davies.

Immediate source of acquisition: Groups of papers were deposited by her neice, Dilys Gunston Jones, Cardiff, in 1988, and purchased from David Harbourne in 1988 and 1992.



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 1988, 1990 and 1992; NLW, Ysgrifau coffa/obituaries 1988.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Davies, Cassie, | 1898-1988 | Archives
Humorous poetry, Welsh | 20th century
Roberts, Kate, | 1891-1985 | Correspondence

Personal names
Davies , Cassie

Corporate names


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