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National Library of Wales
Petts, John, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSPETTS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Petts MSS

Short Title: Petts, John, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1934-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 7 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Petts; Brenda Chamberlain; and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Petts, artist, was best known for his engravings and stained glass. With his first wife, artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain, Petts set up the Caseg printing press in Llanllechid in 1937.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1934-1991, of or relating to artist John Petts and which includes correspondence, 1934-1968 from Petts's first wife, writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain, and others, including Alun Lewis, Kyffin Williams, John Piper, Gwynfor Evans, the Golden Cockerel Press and the Golden Grove Book Company, mainly relating to his artistic work; together with artwork by both Petts and Brenda Chamberlain, and biographical notes, [c. 1971], relating to Petts.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23207-23213.

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: Purchased from Mrs Anna Petts, Abergavenny, in 1994.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Proof copies acquired with the papers are NLW ex 1528.

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); Wikipedia 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Petts, John, 1914-1991 | Correspondence

Personal names
Petts , John , 1914-1991

Corporate names

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