Fonds GB 0210 HUBIES - Hubert Davies Music Manuscripts,

Identity area

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Hubert Davies Music Manuscripts,


  • 1918-1964 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.058 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Hubert Davies (1893-1965), composer, was a member of the Department of Music, at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.

Archival history

The archive was sorted by his son, W. H. R. Davies, into material deposited at the National Library of Wales, and at the BBC Library, Cardiff, and listed by him.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by his son, W. H. R. Davies, 1970.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Holograph manuscript music for Welsh and English vocal works, [?1950s]-1964; songs, 1918-[?1963]; orchestral works, 1939-[c. 1943]; works for wind and strings, [1930s]-1962; works for strings, including quartets, [?1920s]-[?1946]; pianoforte quintets, quartets and trios, [1920s]-1944; works for violin and pianoforte, 1920-1949; and miscellaneous works, [c. 1920]-1958.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: vocal works; songs; orchestral works; works for strings (including quartets); pianoforte quintets, quartets and trios; works for violin and pianoforte; miscellaneous works for pianoforte, organ, violin, viola and cello; and fragments.

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

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Copies of orchestral and other scores are deposited in the B.B.C. Library, Cardiff.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Virtua system control number


Project identifier


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Description control area

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

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Hubert Davies Music Manuscripts, 1970.

Accession area