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Thatcher, Dora, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DORHER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dora Thatcher Papers

Short Title: Thatcher, Dora, papers

Creation date(s): 1955-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Dora Thatcher


Administrative/Biographical history: Dora Thatcher (1912-1985) from Newport in Pembrokeshire, was a writer of children's books. Her stories were published by the Brockhampton Press Limited in Leicester such as Henry the Helicopter and Tommy the Tugboat for children aged between five and eight. Her relationship with the author Joan Cass is unknown, except that they both wrote children's books and shared the same publisher.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Dora Thatcher, 1955-1977, comprising manuscripts, typescript drafts, proofs, research material and publishers' correspondence, accumulated during preparation of her published works in the series 'Henry the Helicopter', 'Tommy the Tugboat' and other titles, together with a typescript of The Witch of Witchery Wood by Joan E. Cass, 1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Henry the Helicopter books; Tommy the Tugboat books; other books by Dora Thatcher; 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.75-78, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by A. Laming, the daughter of Dora Thatcher, Caernarvon, in 1992.



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: May 2003

Authors | Wales | Newport (Pembrokeshire) | Archives
Authors, English | Wales
Children's literature, English | Welsh authors | 20th century
Thatcher, Dora, | 1912-1985 | Archives

Personal names
Cass , Joan E.
Thatcher , Dora

Corporate names

Newport (Pembrokeshire, Wales)

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