Fonds GB 0210 ANGIEW - Anglo-Welsh Review Archive,

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Anglo-Welsh Review Archive,


  • 1957-1988 (accumulated 1965-1988) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.252 cubic metres (28 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The literary magazine The Anglo-Welsh Review started under the name Dock Leaves in 1949, but changed its name in 1957. It was founded in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, with the purpose of publishing work by Welsh writers in the English language. Raymond Garlick became the magazine's first editor, making an important contribution to the study of Anglo-Welsh literature. In 1961, Roland Mathias became the second editor. He had fewer contacts with Welsh-language writers and developed the magazine as a journal of the arts in Wales including studies of Welsh composers and painters. Subsequent editors were Gillian Clarke and Greg Hill. From 1949 until 1988 the Anglo-Welsh Review was published by the Five Arches Press in Tenby, twice yearly at first and then three times a year under the auspices of the Welsh Arts Council. In 1988, the Anglo-Welsh Review ceased publication. Its successor is the New Welsh Review.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Roland Mathias and Greg Hill between 1976 and 1988.

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Scope and content

Records relating to the Anglo-Welsh Review, mainly typescripts of material published in the magazine, 1957-1988, including editor's correspondence files, printer's copies and galley proofs, 1957-1988; and subscription lists, 1957-1975.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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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 laws apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Related units of description

NLW MS 20791E consists of letters to Raymond Garlick as editor of Dock Leaves; the National Library of Wales also holds the New Welsh Review archive.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Anglo-Welsh Review Archive; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986);

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  • Text: Anglo-Welsh Review Archive.