Fonds GB 0210 MSHANLEY - Hanley manuscripts,

Ardal dynodi

Cod cyfeirnod



Hanley manuscripts,


  • [early 1930s]-1985 / (Creation)

Lefel y disgrifiad


Maint a chyfrwng

38 volumes.

Ardal cyd-destun

Enw'r crëwr

Hanes bywgraffyddol

James Hanley (1897-1985), novelist and playwright, was born on 3 September 1897 in Liverpool. He joined the merchant navy in 1915 and saw action during the First World War. During this time Hanley was constantly educating himself, mainly by reading Russian literature, and these years of his youth at sea were to greatly influence his later writing. Hanley produced a prodigious output of literary work, which included some thirty novels, sixteen volumes of short stories and six plays, as well as numerous radio and TV scripts; some of his work, notably The Welsh Sonata (1954), Another World (1971) and A Kingdom (1978) were born of his life in and love of Wales. It was at Tŷ-Nant near Corwen in 1931 that Hanley began living with the artist and writer Dorothy Enid Thomas (née Heathcote, 'Timothy Hanley', 1902-1980), and it was here that their son, Liam, was born in 1933. They moved to Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, in 1941 and were married, at Hampstead, in 1947. Timothy Hanley published the novels The Tough Flower (London, 1957) and Three Inches of Moonlight (London, 1960).

Hanes archifol


NLW MSS 23122-23130; Bertram Rota Ltd; London; Purchase (with NLW ex 1472i); May 1989; B1989/19.

NLW MSS 23585-23611; Mr Liam Powys Hanley; London; Donation; March 1997; A1997/52.

NLW MS 23132E; Bertram Rota Ltd; London; Purchase; April 1993; B1993/13.

NLW MSS 23131-2E; Mr Liam P. Hanley; London; Donation; September 1990; A1990/136.

NLW MS 23132E; Mr Liam P. Hanley; London; Donation; October 1991; A1991/147.

NLW MS 23131E; Bertram Rota Ltd; London; Purchase (with NLW ex 1472ii); February 1997; B1997/11.

Ardal cynnwys a strwythur

Natur a chynnwys

Manuscripts and correspondence, [early 1930s]-1985, of James Hanley and his wife, Dorothy Enid ('Timothy') Hanley, comprising literary papers of James Hanley, 1954-1985, consisting of published and unpublished works of fiction, including novels stories and plays, mainly in draft form, some fragmentary; manuscripts of Timothy Hanley, 1932-1980, comprising journals, 1932-1980, and notebooks, 1932-1950, containing draft book reviews, short stories, poems, letters and sketches; and letters, mostly to their son Liam Hanley, from James Hanley, 1951-1981, and Timothy Hanley, 1951-[1970s].

Gwerthuso, dinistrio ac amserlennu


System o drefniant

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23122-23132, 23585-23611.

Ardal amodau mynediad a defnydd

Amodau rheoli mynediad

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. A former embargo on access to NLW MSS 23585-23611 (until 1 January 2018) has been lifted in light of Freedom of Information Legislation (February 2011).

Amodau rheoli atgynhyrchu

Usual copyright laws apply.

Iaith y deunydd

Sgript o ddeunydd

Nodiadau iaith a sgript


Cyflwr ac anghenion technegol

Cymhorthion chwilio

The contents are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

Cymorth chwilio

Ardal deunyddiau perthynol

Bodolaeth a lleoliad y gwreiddiol

Bodolaeth a lleoliad copïau

Unedau o ddisgrifiad cysylltiedig

Further papers of James Hanley are NLW ex 1472, 2771.

Disgrifiadau cysylltiedig

Nodyn cyhoeddiad

Frank G. Harrington, James Hanley : A Bold and Unique Solitary (Francestown, 1989)

Ardal nodiadau


Title based on contents.

Dynodwr(dynodwyr) eraill

Virtua system control number

CAIRS System Control Number

GEAC system control number

Pwyntiau mynediad

Pwyntiau mynediad pwnc

Pwyntiau mynediad lleoedd

Ardal rheolaeth disgrifiad

Dynodwr disgrifiad

Dynodwr sefydliad

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rheolau a/neu confensiynau a ddefnyddiwyd

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


Lefel manylder disgrifiad

Dyddiadau creadigaeth adolygiad dilead

February 2009 and October 2015.


  • Saesneg



Nodyn yr archifydd

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Rhys M. Jones. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line site, viewed 20 February 2009; Chris Gostick, 'Extra Material on James Hanley's Boy' in James Hanley, Boy (London: OneWorld Classics, 2007), pp. 179-204;

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