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Jones, Dedwydd, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSDEDW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dedwydd Jones MSS

Short Title: Jones, Dedwydd, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1966-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): Various (correspondents)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Dedwydd Jones is a playwright, novelist and journalist. His works, many of which have a strong Welsh or Celtic theme, are numerous and eclectic and include Four Strange Plays (Milton Keynes, 2007), Eight Plays From Nowhere (Milton Keynes, 2008), Bard (Cambridge, 1974) (a play relating to the life of Twm o'r Nant), the play Owen Glynd┼Ár (Cardiff, 1970), the historical novel The Lily and the Dragon (Llanrwst, 2002), and The Raven Man (Bloomington, Indiana, 2005) (a work based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe). Jones was executive editor of the literary periodical 2 Plus 2 from 1983 to 1985.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1966-1994, comprising letters and cards to the playwright Dedwydd Jones, mostly from actors, playwrights and other prominent theatrical and literary figures. The correspondence in MS 23526 is in response to receiving copies of Dedwydd Jones's works; the correspondence in MS 23568 mainly relates to the literary periodical 2 Plus 2. MS 23568 also includes poems and short stories submitted for publication to 2 Plus 2.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23526, 23568.

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: Bought from Ulysses of London in 1996.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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); Dedwydd Jones on-line site, viewed 13 May 2009.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Dedwydd | Archives
Jones, Dedwydd | Correspondence

Personal names
Jones , Dedwydd

Corporate names

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