GB 0210 DORTER
Dorothy Sylvester Papers,
- 1920-1989 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.572 cubic metres (20 boxes)
Name of creator
Dorothy Taylor, née Sylvester, was born in 1906. She was a Senior Lecturer and reader in Geography at the University of Manchester from 1944 until 1966. In 1969, her work The Rural Landscape of the Welsh Borderland was published, followed by A History of Gwynedd in 1983.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Poole Alcock & Co.. Solicitors, Stoke-on-Trent, in November 1992, and coverted into a bequest, July 1995.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, 1920-1989, of Dorothy Sylvester, including notebooks and lecture notes, 1920-1972; research papers, including notes, card indexes and press cuttings, relating mainly to her study of the historical geography of England and Wales, with special reference to the Welsh borderland; material relating to published works, 1957-1983; addresses and articles, 1928-1988; literary papers, and correspondence, 1926-1989.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: notebooks and lecture notes; research papers; published works; articles, addresses; literary papers; correspondence; and miscellaneous.
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
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp.71-74, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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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
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.