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Snell & Sons, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SNELL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Snell & Sons Records

Short Title: Snell & Sons, records

Creation date(s): 1930s-1960s

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Messrs Snell & Sons, music publishers, Swansea

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The music publishing company of Snell and Sons, Swansea, Glamorgan, was established by D. J. Snell in 1900. The firm has always taken great interest in purchasing the publishing rights of Welsh compositions, and has long enjoyed a reputation as the largest publisher of Welsh music in the world. The Company have acquired music manuscripts from many leading Welsh composers.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The records include catalogues of Welsh and English song titles with details of publishers, 1930s-1960s, and correspondence, 1957-61, with Messrs Lowe and Brydone (Printers) Ltd, concerning the printing of sheet music.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: catalogues of song titles with details of publishers; correspondence concerning the printing of sheet music.

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 list 'Snell & Sons Records' is available at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994, p. 59.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the granddaughter of D. J. Snell, Mrs Shirley Davies, 68 West Cross Lane, Swansea, in June 1993.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: There is a Snell and Sons Collection of Music Manuscripts, 1747-1924, purchased from Snell and Sons, Swansea in 1967, also at the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994, p. 59; Snell and Sons website, August 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Music publishers | Wales | Swansea
Snell & Sons | Archives

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Snell & Sons

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