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National Library of Wales
Davies, Charles, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CHAVIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Charles Davies Papers

Short Title: Davies, Charles, papers

Creation date(s): [1880s]-1969 (accumulated [1910s]-1969)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.348 cubic metres (12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): David Charles Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: David Charles Davies (1901-1953) was a lecturer in English at University College of North Wales, Bangor, 1926-1953. His publications include the novel Welshman's way (1927) and a collection of poetry, Cold comfort (1932). He married Dr Constance Bullock-Davies (c. 1900-1989), lecturer in Classics and Modern Languages in the Department of Education, UCNW, Bangor, 1953-1969. Her works include English pronunciation from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century: a handbook to the study of historical grammar (1935), A grain of mustard seed: an account of the founding of the first Women's Institute in Great Britain, with extracts from its minute books (1953), Professional interpreters and the Matter of Britain: a lecture delivered at a colloquium of the Departments of Welsh in the University of Wales at Gregynog, 26th June, 1965 (1966), Menestrellorum multitudo: minstrels at a royal feast (1978), and Register of royal and baronial domestic minstrels 1272-1327 (1986).


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Charles Davies, including scrapbooks, 1880s, personal and family papers, 1880s-1950s, academic notes, [c.1918]-1953], correspondence, 1918-1953, personal journals, [?1920s]-1940s, literary papers, [c.1920]-1953, printed material, [1920s]-[1940s], testimonials, 1920-1947, financial papers, 1924-1953, and papers of Dr Constance Bullock-Davies, including school and college notes, [1910s]-[1920s], manuscript drafts of short stories, poems and essays, [1920s]-[1930s], testimonials, 1921-1936, correspondence, 1925-1967, and household accounts, 1931-1934.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: academic notes; literary papers; printed material; correspondence; personal and family papers; papers of Dr Bullock-Davies.

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 1989, pp. 14-15, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr Constance Bullock-Davies, widow of Charles Davies, Bangor, 1989.


Related material: The main group of Constance Bullock-Davies's papers are also held by the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records acquired by Charles Davies predate his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of the Charles Davies Papers; NLW, OPAC catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Bullock-Davies, Constance | Archives
College teachers | Wales | Archives
College teachers | Wales | Bangor
College teachers | Wales | Diaries
Davies, David Charles, | 1901-1953 | Archives
English poetry | Welsh authors
Poets, English | Wales | Archives
Poets, English | Wales | Diaries

Personal names
Bullock-Davies , Constance
Davies , David Charles , 1901-1953

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