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Pakenham-Walsh, Mabel, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MABLSH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Mabel Pakenham-Walsh Papers

Short Title: Pakenham-Walsh, Mabel, papers

Creation date(s): 1937-1998

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Mabel Pakenham-Walsh


Administrative/Biographical history: Mabel Pakenham-Walsh is a painter and sculptor based in mid-Wales. She attended St Hildas School, Hickleton Hall for a short period. From 1960-1961 she was employed at Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios. Since then she has concentrated on exhibiting and selling her artistic works. One of her oil-paintings is called "The Evening Student". She has corresponded widely with other artists, writers, organisations and individuals connected with the arts and crafts.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to Mabel Pakenham-Walsh, 1937-1998, including family correspondence, 1937-1987; general correspondence, [c. 1962]-1998, from other artists and friends including Martin Leman, Maeve Peake, Lord Snowdon, Jean Coggan, wife of Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Tom Stoppard, the author Andrew Roberts and Malcolm Yorke; papers relating to exhibitions and sales, 1959-1992; correspondence with the Crafts Advisory Committee, 1972-1979, Design Council, 1973-1976, Crafts Council, 1973-1990, and Contemporary Applied Arts, 1974-1991; papers concerning her employment at Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios, 1960-1961, and other miscellaneous items; and a photograph of a speech day at St Hildas School, Hickleton Hall, with Lord and Lady Halifax as guests, 1949.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: family correspondence; letters, cards and general correspondence; correspondence with institutions; miscellaneous papers; and additional correspondence and papers.

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, p. 82, and 1999, p. 80, 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 possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mabel Pakenham-Walsh, 1993, 1994 and 1998.



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; 1999.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Artists | Wales | Archives
Coggan, Jean, | 1908- | Correspondence
Contemporary Applied Arts (Gallery) | Records and correspondence
Crafts Advisory Committee | Records and correspondence
Crafts Council (Great Britain) | Records and correspondence
Design Council | Records and correspondence
Leman, Martin, | 1934- | Correspondence
Pakenham-Walsh, Mabel | Archives
Peake, Maeve | Correspondence
Roberts, Andrew, | 1963- | Correspondence
Snowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones, | Earl of, | 1930- | Correspondence
Stoppard, Tom | Correspondence
Yorke, Malcolm | Correspondence

Personal names
Coggan , Jean , 1908-
Halifax , Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood , 1912-1980 , Earl of Halifax
Leman , Martin , 1934-
Pakenham-Walsh , Mabel
Peake , Maeve
Roberts , Andrew , 1963-
Snowdon , Antony Armstrong-Jones , 1930- , Earl of
Stoppard , Tom
Yorke , Malcolm

Corporate names
Contemporary Applied Arts (Gallery)
Crafts Advisory Committee
Crafts Council (Great Britain)
Design Council


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