Fonds GB 0210 GWENMOSS - Gwenfron Moss Papers,

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Gwenfron Moss Papers,


  • 1920-1983 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.155 cubic metres (8 boxes, 1 envelope)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Gwenfron Moss (1898-1991), missionary, worked with the London Missionary Society in North China and India between 1928 and 1964.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Gwenfron Moss and Hettie Edwards, Cardiff, in July 1984

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Gwenfron Moss, 1920-1983, comprising letters, 1928-1964, from her to her family; journal letters giving an account of her voyages to China and India; circular letters and other printed material, 1920-1983; scripts, correspondence, contracts and other material, 1966-1979, relating to her broadcasts on radio and television; photograph albums; holiday diaries, 1966-1972; certificates and addresses presented to her, 1920-1964; and papers relating mainly to her work with the London Missionary Society in China and India, 1928-1964, including diaries, 1930-1938; correspondence, 1958-1972; and papers relating to deputation work and other public engagements, 1934-1977.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into 1984 donation (correspondence; and miscellaneous) and 1989 donation (diaries and journals; correspondence; notes, addresses and miscellaneous papers; photographs; and printed material)

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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990 and Minor Lists and Summaries 1993 at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

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

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1985; NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1990; NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1993.

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