File NLW MS 23901i-iiC. - Greenham Common diary

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NLW MS 23901i-iiC.


Greenham Common diary


  • 1981-1984, 1988 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

NLW MS 23901iC: i, 68 ff. ; 210 x 150 mm.
NLW MS 23901iiC: 19 ff. ; 300 x 210 mm.

Purchased sketchbook (NLW MS 23901iC).

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Name of creator

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Ms Ann Pettitt; Llanpumsaint; Purchase; January 2003; 0200301283.

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Scope and content

Illustrated diary, 1981-1984, of Ann Pettitt, peace campaigner and one of the founders of the Greenham Common peace protest (NLW MS 23901iC). The diary describes the peace march from Cardiff to Greenham Common Air Base, August-September 1981 (ff. 1-4), which led to the establishment of the peace camp there, together with a similar march to R.A.F. Brawdy, May 1982 (ff. 11-23 verso), and a ten-day camp at Greenham Common in September 1984 (ff. 23 verso-68).
Also included (NLW MS 23901iiC) is a copy of Pettitt's chapter, 'Ten days at Greenham Common', which was intended for a proposed, but unpublished, anthology of women's writing in Wales (ff. 4-19); and associated correspondence, February-May 1988 (ff. 1-3). The illustrations in NLW MS 23901iC, ff. 29, 32 and 51 are reproduced in Ann Pettitt, Walking to Greenham (Dinas Powys, 2006), pp. 81, 7, 155 respectively.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1. Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 004284601. Date: 2004. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Binding : Plastic covered binding, one large drawing detached. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2. Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 004284601. Date: 20050812. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Jenkins. Status: Binding : Plastic covered binding, one large drawing encapsulated and hinged in. Institution: WlAbNL.


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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.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Many leaves detached, some now reinserted in the volume, along with some taken from other sketchbooks (NLW MS 23901iC).

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Publication note

Ann Pettitt, Walking to Greenham (Dinas Powys, 2006)

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23901i-iiC.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2012.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Maredudd ap Huw and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23901i-iiC.