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D. Vaughan Thomas Music Manuscripts and papers,
- 1841-1986 (accumulated 1885-1986) / (Creation)
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Maint a chyfrwng
0.409 cubic metres (15 boxes)
David Vaughan Thomas (1873-1934), musician and composer, was born at Ystalyfera, Glamorgan. He attended Llandovery College and Exeter College, Oxford, where he gained a Musical Doctorate. He taught at Harrow School, Middlesex, before returning to Wales to devote himself to music. In 1927 he became overseas examiner for Trinity College, London, and travelled extensively in the Commonwealth. His chief works are 'Llyn y fan', 'A Song for St Cecilia's Day' and 'The Bard'; he wrote a large number of anthems and songs, in English and Welsh, arrangements of folk songs and hymns, and instrumental works, many of which remain unpublished. In 1906, he married Morfydd Lewis, and had three sons, including Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (1908-1987), author and broadcaster. He died in 1934.
The archive contains some material added by members of the family after his death. The main group of papers were held by the family in "the tin box brought from 40 Glanmor Park Road" until 1951, when its contents were sorted into parcels by Mr A. S. Vaughan Thomas and listed.
Donated by the family of D. Vaughan Thomas, Swansea, 1935, and Mr A. S. Vaughan Thomas, Barnet, 1970, 1983
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Natur a chynnwys
Music manuscripts and papers of David Vaughan Thomas, 1841-1986, including personal papers of D. Vaughan Thomas, 1885-1932; correspondence, 1906-1945; musical compositions, 'Llyn y Fan', songs and hymns, [c. 1906]-[c. 1933]; published compositions, 1906-1933; lecture notes, [c. 1910]-1930; press cuttings, 1910-1938; and miscellaneous family papers, 1841-1986, including papers of Vaughan Thomas's grandfather and programme of a centenary concert, 1973.
Gwerthuso, dinistrio ac amserlennu
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales has been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System o drefniant
The arrangement follows, as far as possible, the bundles identified in the 1951 listing. Additional material is arranged by accession, then chronologically.
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Amodau rheoli mynediad
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Amodau rheoli atgynhyrchu
The permission of the depositor is required before reproduction of the major works is allowed.
Iaith y deunydd
Sgript o ddeunydd
Nodiadau iaith a sgript
Welsh, English; music in conventional notation and Tonic Sol-fa..
Cyflwr ac anghenion technegol
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
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Bodolaeth a lleoliad y gwreiddiol
Bodolaeth a lleoliad copïau
Unedau o ddisgrifiad cysylltiedig
Title compiled from content of fonds. Correspondence and other papers relating to D. Vaughan Thomas post-dating his death were added by his family. Some records collected by D. Vaughan Thomas pre-date his birth.
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Pwyntiau mynediad Genre
Ardal rheolaeth disgrifiad
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Nodyn yr archifydd
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Catalogue of D. Vaughan Thomas Music Manuscripts; The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).