Fonds GB 0210 MSDINWHIT - Dinah White (Powys family) manuscripts

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Dinah White (Powys family) manuscripts


  • 1953-1987 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 volumes

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dinah White acted as companion, carer and amanuensis for Father Littleton Alfred Powys (1902-1954), only son of John Cowper Powys, during his last illness at St Teresa's Private Hospital, Corston, Bath, 1953-1954.

Archival history

Apparently bequeathed by White to Father Mervin Havard-Brown (d. 2010) (see NLW MS 24063E, f. 173).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Chris Bebbington, A Piece of History; Chichester; Purchase; May 2014; 006756765, 006756791, 006756801, 006756813.

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Scope and content

Letters, 1953-1956, to Dinah White from John Cowper Powys, his brother Littleton Charles Powys, and others; together with printed items, 1954-1987, relating to Father Littleton Alfred Powys and the Powys family.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 24060-24063.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Script of material

Language and script notes

English, some Latin.

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Related units of description

See also NLW, John Cowper Powys and Phyllis Playter Papers.

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Title based on contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2016




Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan and revised by Rhys M. Jones.

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