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National Library of Wales
St David's Society of Hong Kong, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SDSHKONG

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: St David's Society of Hong Kong Records

Short Title: St David's Society of Hong Kong, records

Creation date(s): 1943-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (7 small boxes)

Name of creator(s): St David's Society of Hong Kong

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The first recorded function held by the Society was 1st March 1911 when a St. David's Day celebration was held at the Hong Kong Hotel. During the Japanese occupation, the activities continued in the Stanley Civilian Interment Camp. In 1946, after the war, it was established anew and members rose to nearly 200. Membership is open to Hong Kong residence who are Welsh by origin, language or by association with Wales and the Welsh people. The main objective is to maintain and promote the traditions, culture and spirit of the Welsh in the Orient.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: History of the Society and its constitution; including a photocopied list of Welsh people in the Stanley Internment Camp, 1943, and the Society's officials, 1946-1985; minute books 1957-1992; correspondence including minutes, newsletters and press cuttings relating to the Society's Annual St David's Day Ball, 1969-1989 and miscellaneous papers, 1972-1975, including press cuttings, 1975, relating to Society events and notes, 1978-1979.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in the following groups: History of the Society; minutes; correspondence; 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 are available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the St David's Society of Hong Kong per the Secretary, Mrs Lesley Davies, Hong Kong, in January 1998.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: NLW Misc. Records 358

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1998; personal correspondence with Geraint Hughes, Chairman of the Society.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Saint David's Day
Societies | History, organisation, etc.
Societies | Hong Kong
St David’s Society of Hong Kong | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
St David’s Society of Hong Kong

Places
Hong Kong (China)

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