Fonds GB 0210 GREILL - Greg Hill Papers

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Greg Hill Papers


  • 1930-2021 (with gaps) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 small boxes (0.018 cubic metres)

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in London in 1949, the poet, writer, and editor Greg Hill came to live in Wales in the mid-1970s, graduating from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and becoming a fluent Welsh speaker and writer. Hill became Reviews Editor at the poetry and literary journal The Anglo-Welsh Review in 1979, taking over the editorship from Gillian Clarke in 1985 until the title ceased publication in 1988, and from 1989-1992 he was a managing editor of the journal Materion Dwyieithog/Bilingual Matters, published by the Media Studies Group at the College of Further Education, Aberystwyth, where he worked as a lecturer and later Head of General Education. His work, including poetry, essays, reviews, and translations, has been published in a number of Welsh-interest literary publications including Planet, Poetry Wales, Scintilla, New Welsh Review, Red Poets, Llais Llyfrau, Anglo-Welsh Review, Ariel, Agenda, and Critical Survey. Additionally, Hill has contributed his poetry and prose to a number of publications, such as Writers of Wales: Llewelyn Wyn Griffith (Cardiff: University of Wales Press on behalf of the Welsh Arts Council, 1984); ‘Aquiring an Inheritance’, in Discovering Welshness, ed. Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies (Llandysul: Gomer, 1992); ‘A Oes Golau yn y Gwyll? Alun Llywelyn-Williams ac Alun Lewis’, in Diffinio Dwy Lenyddiaeth Cymru, ed. M. Wynn Thomas (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995); Birdsong, ed. Dewi Roberts (Bridgend: Seren, 2002); and The Dancing Pilgrimage of Water: Writings on the Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs of Wales, ed. Dewi Roberts (Llanrwst: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2010). Greg Hill became a member of Yr Academi Gymreig/The Welsh Academy in 1988.

Archival history

The archive was accumulated by, and in the possession of, Greg Hill, Aberystwyth, prior to its donation in January 2022.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donation, Greg Hill, Aberystwyth, January 2022.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of the writer, poet, and literary editor Greg Hill (1949-), including personal and editorial correspondence from various poets and literary figures mainly from Wales and of Welsh interest, and related papers (1952; 1980-2010); papers relating to both published and some unpublished works, including poems, essays, translations, and typescripts (1930-2012); papers relating to the journal Materion Dwyieithiog/Bilingual Matters published by the Media Studies Group, Coleg Ceredigion, including correspondence and typescripts (1989-1992); reviews and press cuttings from various literary journals of Welsh interest (1977-2021); and papers relating to the organisation of the ‘Poets on Poets’ event at Coleg Harlech (1993-1994).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records have been retained with the exception of a very small amount of duplicate material which has been removed.


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by subject in line with original arrangement.

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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 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 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.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English and Welsh.

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Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also: NLW, Gillian Clarke Papers, 1/21, 6/2, 6/4, 6/8; NLW, Roland Mathias Papers, 1/46, 1/48, 1/51; NLW, Anglo-Welsh Review Archive.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Details of published works are given at the appropriate level of description.

Notes area


Title based on contents of archive.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2022.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Lucie Hobson. The following sources were used in the compilation of this record: contents of archive; ‘Materion Dwyieithog/Bilingual Matters’, Media Studies Group, Coleg Ceredigion (1989-1992); ‘Aquiring an Inheritance’, in Discovering Welshness, ed. Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies (Llandysul: Gomer, 1992); and Greg Hill, 'A Oes Golau yn y Gwyll? Alun Llywelyn-Williams ac Alun Lewis', in Diffinio Dwy Lenyddiaeth Cymru, ed. M. Wynn Thomas (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995), pp. 120-144.

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