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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Reese, W. H., Blaenau Ffestiniog, casgliad (collection)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DDK

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Casgliad W. H. Reese, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Short Title: Reese, W. H., Blaenau Ffestiniog, casgliad (collection)

Creation date(s): [1890]-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): W. H. Reese, Blaenau Ffestiniog

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William H. Reese (b. 1908) was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. He worked there in Votty Quarry until the late 1930s, when he married and went to live with his wife in Durham, returning to Blaenau Ffestiniog some 35 years later. He was a poet and published several volumes, including Y Ddau Lais (London, 1937), Medi'r Corwynt: Cerddi'r Rhyfel 1938-43 (Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1943) and Y Cerddi Olaf (1944). He later produced Y Llais yn ôl (Pen-y-groes, Gwynedd, 1982). His other interests included history, the Welsh language and religion.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of W. H. Reese, [1890]-1984, including notebooks on the history of Blaenau Ffestiniog and history generally, [20th century], the Welsh language, [20th century], and religion, [20th century]; Welsh poetry by Reese, 1943-1944, and others, [20th century]; copies of, and cuttings from, newspapers and magazines, including Y Rhedegydd, 1898-1984; photostat pictures of Blaenau Ffestiniog, [20th century]; radio scripts, 1937; letters, 1983-1984; and miscellaneous papers, [1890]-1963.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: history; language; religion; poets and poetry; newspapers and magazines; miscellaneous; and tapes.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Tapes deposited by Reese are also in Meirionnydd Archives.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad W. H. Reese, Blaenau Ffestiniog, rhestr (catalogue).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales) | History
Poets, Welsh language | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog | Archives
Reese, W. H., | 1908- | Archives
Reese, W. H., | 1908- | Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Reese , W. H. , 1908-

Corporate names

Places
Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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