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Sylvester, Dorothy, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DORTER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dorothy Sylvester Papers

Short Title: Sylvester, Dorothy, papers

Creation date(s): 1920-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.572 cubic metres (20 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Dorothy Sylvester


Administrative/Biographical history: Dorothy Taylor, née Sylvester, was born in 1906. She was a Senior Lecturer and reader in Geography at the University of Manchester from 1944 until 1966. In 1969, her work The Rural Landscape of the Welsh Borderland was published, followed by A History of Gwynedd in 1983.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1920-1989, of Dorothy Sylvester, including notebooks and lecture notes, 1920-1972; research papers, including notes, card indexes and press cuttings, relating mainly to her study of the historical geography of England and Wales, with special reference to the Welsh borderland; material relating to published works, 1957-1983; addresses and articles, 1928-1988; literary papers, and correspondence, 1926-1989.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: notebooks and lecture notes; research papers; published works; articles, addresses; literary papers; correspondence; and miscellaneous.

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 catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp.71-74, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Poole Alcock & Co.. Solicitors, Stoke-on-Trent, in November 1992, and coverted into a bequest, July 1995.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Historical geography
Rural geography | England
Rural geography | Wales
Sylvester, Dorothy | Archives

Personal names
Sylvester , Dorothy

Corporate names

Cheshire (England)
Clwyd (Wales)
Shropshire (England)

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