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Thomas, J. Mansel, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JMTHOMAS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. Mansel Thomas Papers

Short Title: Thomas, J. Mansel, papers

Creation date(s): 1912-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.189 cubic metres (21 boxes)

Name of creator(s): J. Mansel Thomas


Administrative/Biographical history: J. Mansel Thomas contributed to A Guide to Gower, 1999. He wrote broadcast scripts. In 1982, he published Yesterday's Gower.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of J. Mansel Thomas, Swansea, 1912-1979, with over a hundred typescript copies of plays, sketches, radio scripts and short stories. In a few cases the files contain manuscript drafts, and correspondence from the BBC and various publishers. There are notebooks containing ideas for plays and short stories, research notes used in preparing lectures, and also correspondence and papers relating to the history of Gower.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: plays and sketches; short stories and sketches; miscellaneous papers; notebooks; printed ephemera; history of Gower; J.Mansel Thomas' other activities; 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 (in Welsh) is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1994, pp.61-65 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: Donated by G. Llewellyn-Jones, the widow of Mansel J. Thomas, Rhossili, Swansea, in 1993.


Related material: A tape of band music to accompany 'For the Hollow Cross' has been transferred to the Audio-Visual Unit (R 316). See also NLW BBC Wales scripts.


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 1994.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Drama | 20th century | Stories, plots, etc.
Gower (Wales) | History
Radio and literature | Wales
Radio scripts
Thomas, J. Mansel | Archives

Personal names
Thomas , J. Mansel

Corporate names
BBC Wales

Gower (Wales)

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