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National Library of Wales
Rhys, Keidrych, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSKEIDRYCH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Keidrych Rhys MSS

Short Title: Rhys, Keidrych, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1936-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 16 volumes

Name of creator(s): Keidrych Rhys; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Keidrych Rhys, literary journalist, editor and poet, was born William Ronald Rees Jones in Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire. In 1937 he founded the pioneering and highly influential magazine Wales, which invited contributions from an array of prominent writers such as Alun Lewis, Saunders Lewis, Dylan Thomas and Robert Graves and which effectively created the concept of Anglo-Welsh literature. Rhys also published a poetic anthology of his own entitled The Van Pool (London, 1942).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1936-1986, of literary journalist, editor and poet William Ronald Rees Jones (Keidrych Rhys), comprising a significant amount of correspondence, 1936-1986, from numerous individuals, largely in the recipient's capacity as editor of Wales magazine and including literary articles, poetry, etc. submitted for publication; miscellaneous papers, 1936-1938, 1943-1969, relating to the Wales magazine and consisting mainly of publicity and editorial material; articles, both published and unpublished, and notes, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys, mainly relating to literature and the arts; and drafts of apparently unpublished poetry, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22744-22745, 23416-23429.

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: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999); 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: NLW MSS 22744-22745 were purchased from Sotheby's, London, in 1990; NLW MSS 23416-23429 were donated by Mrs Eva Rhys, London, widow of Keidrych Rhys, in 1995.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Proofs and miscellaneous printed material are NLW ex 1688. See also the Keidrych Rhys fonds at the University of Victoria Archives and Special Collections, British Columbia, Canada.

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 VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Wikipedia on-line site, viewed 28 April 2009; Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Llandysul, 1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
English literature | Welsh authors | 20th century
English periodicals | Wales | 20th century
English poetry | Welsh authors | 20th century
Rhys, Keidrych, 1915-1987 | Archives
Rhys, Keidrych, 1915-1987 | Correspondence

Personal names
Rhys , Keidrych , 1915-1987

Corporate names

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