Sub-sub-fonds AH - Folk songs and music

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Folk songs and music


  • [1750x1945] (accumulated [1900x1945]) (Creation)

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19 boxes

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Numerous collections of folk songs and hymn tunes accumulated by J. Lloyd Williams before and during his period as Editor of the Journal of the Welsh Folk-Song Society, including material which he himself had recorded and items submitted to him by others. Indexes, lists, related notes and press cuttings are also included.

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Arranged into five series: accumulated manuscript volumes, [c. 1752]-[1900]; individual collections and selections [1808x1945]; miscellaneous collections, [mid-19 cent. x 1945]; indexes and lists, [1900x1944]; and notes and press cuttings, [1840], [1900x1945].

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Correspondence, lectures and other papers relating to folk songs are in AD, AL and M. Folk songs collected by J. Lloyd Williams are also NLW MS 17342E and 17343E.

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Preferred citation: AH

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