Fonds GB 0210 GPDAVS - Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers

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Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers


  • 1901-2017 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 large box and 4 small boxes; 0.065 cubic metres.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Papers donated to the National Library of Wales in December 2015 by Mrs Elin Prys-Connor. File 2/11 donated to the National Library of Wales by Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams in April 2017 and Catrin Waugh in December 2017.

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Scope and content

Comprises Gwilym Prys-Davies' political papers (1954-2008) including letters, articles, minutes and reports, as well as subject files (1912-2012) and letters between Harri Webb and John Legona and some papers relating to William Abraham (Mabon). The papers relate mainly to devolution, Welsh language legislation, language rights and contain files relating to the Welsh Republican Movement and civil rights group Cefn.

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System of arrangement

Arranged into 2 series; General Papers and Subject files. Original order has been retained.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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

January 2016. Revised May 2017.


  • English



Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: material in the Gwilym Prys-Davies papers, Who's Who.

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