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Pontypridd Library literary archives

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D253

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Pontypridd Library literary archives

Short Title: Pontypridd Library literary archives

Creation date(s): 1872-[1935]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.4 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Pontypridd Library; Thomas Jones `Arfonfab'; Thomas Lewis `Ap Lewis'; Thomas Williams `Brynfab'


Administrative/Biographical history: Pontypridd Library, Glamorgan, accumulated a collection of primary documents of a literary nature, including drafts and final copies of poetry of Thomas Jones ('Arfonfab'), Thomas Williams ('Brynfab') and Thomas Lewis ('Ap Lewis'), most of it in Welsh. Most of the material is written into booklets, and lacks close dates, suggesting that the individual poems and essays were compiled over several years by their authors.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts of Thomas Jones, Thomas Lewis, and Thomas Williams, consisting mainly of their poetry and fiction papers, with miscellaneous cuttings, and printed papers, 1872-[c. 1935]; photographs of Thomas Jones and Thomas Lewis [20th century]; and draft of a novel, [c. 1930].


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by author and chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records were received by Pontypridd Library from a private, local source at an unrecorded date, and were placed with the local history collections before 1974.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Pontypridd Library



Note: Title from contents. The archive comprises earlier material collected by the Library.

Archivist's note: Created by David Morris and Richard Morgan for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Pontypridd Literary Papers catalogue; others; websites

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD (G) secondedition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005

Pontypridd (Wales) | Poetry
Welsh poetry | 19th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Brynfab , 1848-1927
Jones , Thomas , Arfonfab
Lewis , Thomas , 1866-1935

Corporate names
Pontypridd Public Library

Pontypridd (Wales)

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