GB 0210 DORHER
Dora Thatcher Papers,
- 1948-1985 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.09 cubic metres (10 boxes).
Name of creator
Dora Thatcher (1912-1985) from Newport in Pembrokeshire was a writer of children's books, stories, plays and articles. Her books, such as ‘Henry the Helicopter’ and ‘Tommy the Tugboat’, were for children aged between five and eight, and were published by the Brockhampton Press of Leicester. Many of the short stories were published in ‘Sunny Stories’ and the ‘Fishguard County Echo’ and were also submitted to other magazines and publishers. Her relationship with the author Joan Cass (file 30) is unknown, except that they both wrote children's books and shared the same publisher.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Original deposit by Dora Thatcher’s daughter A. Laming,; Caernarfon,; Donation,; 1992
Additional deposit by Keith Clayton Thatcher,; Wimborne, Dorset,; Donation,; June 2007
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Original deposit of Dora Thatcher papers, comprising material accumulated during preparation for her published books, 1955-1977. Additional deposit of Dora Thatcher papers, comprising material accumulated during preparation for her short stories, plays and articles, 1948-1985.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW into two sub-fonds: the original 1992 deposit of 'Henry the Helicopter', 'Tommy the Tugboat' and other books by Dora Thatcher, including miscellanea; and an additional deposit in 2007 of short stories, plays, correspondence and articles.
Conditions of access and use area
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 regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue of the original deposit is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp. 75-78.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds
‘Lizzie the lifeboat’ (file 50) was Dora Thatcher's last book before she died in July 1985. The royalties from this book along with the copyright were donated to the R.N.L.I.
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Description control area
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
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Original deposit, May 2003. Additional deposit, February, 2013.
Original deposit compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993. Additional deposit compiled by Wil Williams,