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Davies, Kate, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSKATEDAV

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Kate Davies Manuscripts

Short Title: Davies, Kate, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1946-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5 volumes

Name of creator(s): Kate Davies.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Writer and poet Kate Davies was born in Berthlwyd Lodge, Pren-gwyn, Llandysul. She delighted in literature, story-telling and local history and competed in local eisteddfodau. She published a volume of her own poetry, Cerddi Kate Davies (Llandysul, 1946), a memoir entitled Hafau fy Mhlentyndod ym Mhentref Pren-gwyn (Llandysul, 1970), and Canrif o Addysg Gynradd yn Hanes Ysgol Tre-groes, 1878-1978 (Llandysul, 1978). Her father Daniel Thomas, also a poet, was brother to schoolmaster, writer and poet Thomas Jacob Thomas ('Sarnicol').

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Notebooks, 1946-1979, of Kate Davies, writer, of Pren-gwyn, Llandysul. The contents of the notebooks include reviews of her published books, lecture notes, poetry, notes on local and family history, poetry by her father Daniel Thomas, etc.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23114-23117ii.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Wyn Davies, Aberaeron, son of Kate Davies, in 1993.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For other Kate Davies manuscripts, see NLW Minor Deposits 1039B, 1042B.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Amgueddfa Cymru WWW site; Cronfa Capeli WWW site.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009


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Davies , Kate , 1892-1980.

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