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Development Board For Rural Wales records

  • GB 0210 DBRW
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995 (accumulated 1977-1995)

Development Board for Rural Wales records, containing minutes and other papers of the Board and various committees, 1977-1994; general administrative files concerning the establishment of the Board, its functions and responsibilities, and correspondence with other organizations, 1966-1990; construction files containing correspondence, contracts and estate plans relating to housing and industrial developments executed by the Board, particularly in Newtown, 1968-1993; records such as correspondence, minutes, notes and other papers relating to research studies on economic and social life in Mid-Wales carried out by the Board, 1968-1995; files relating to the Board's marketing and promotional strategy, 1978-1991; and press releases, 1977-1990; Mid-Wales Development Corporation records, 1962-1979, including annual reports, 1969-1977, minutes and papers of the Board and various committees, 1968-1979, and seal registers relating to MWDC projects, 1968-1976, containing compulsory purchase orders, contracts, leases and other documents.

An additional three files relating to the Development Board for Rural Wales, being DB/CF/101/1; DB/CF/101/2; DB/CF/101/3 – (Extension to Goodall & Swanwick factories at Dolgellau; factories at Dolgellau; and extension to Marian Park Industrial Estate, Dolgellau). These remain uncatalogued, and are closed for ten years from the date of the latest document in each file.

Development Board for Rural Wales

Development Board for Rural Wales

The file consists of mainly printed items relating to the work of the Development Board for Rural Wales. There are also a few papers concerning Holidays Wales and travelling.

Development Board for Rural Wales

Rural society

The file includes letters and circulars on rural themes, including the work of the Development Board for Rural Wales, the Nature Conservancy Council, the Country Landowners Association and the House of Lords European Communities Committee.

Development Board for Rural Wales

Llewelyn Powys letters to Phyllis Playter

Thirty-six letters, 1925-1936 and undated, from Llewelyn Powys to Phyllis Playter, relating mainly to Llewelyn Powys's relationship with Gamel Woolsey and with his wife, Alyse Gregory, with references also to Llewelyn's and John Cowper Powys's literary work.

Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939

Llewelyn Powys letters to John Cowper Powys

Eighteen letters, 1928-1938, from Llewelyn Powys to his brother, John Cowper Powys, mainly concerning Llewelyn Powys's relationship with Gamel Woolsey and with his wife, Alyse Gregory, together with references to both Llewelyn's and John Cowper Powys's literary work.

Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939

Letters to John Cowper Powys

Five letters, 1927-[?1929], to John Cowper Powys from his brother, Llewelyn Powys, one of which includes Llewelyn's comments on a draft of the first ten chapters of the recipient's novel Wolf Solent (London, 1929). Also included are three letters, 1927-1942, from his sister-in-law, Alyse Gregory, and one letter, 1953, from Maria Vernie Pease, an admirer of his work, enclosing a pencil sketch of John Cowper Powys by her, [c. 1903].

Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967

The Welsh Budget,

'The Welsh Budget', [1909], a holograph poem by John Cowper Powys concerning David Lloyd George's 'People's Budget' of 1909; it is apparently unpublished.
Also included is a cutting from the Radio Times, 18-24 June 1966, listing a radio programme on that Budget, transmitted 21 June.

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

Letters to Gwyn Jones,

Two letters, 1946-1947, to Gwyn Jones, the first from Dorothea Braby, London, 6 December 1946 (ff. 28-29), and the second from John Cowper Powys, Corwen, 11 November 1947 (ff. 30-32), both of which concern Gwyn and Thomas Jones's new translation of the Mabinogion, published as The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion ([London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1947).
Braby discusses her illustration for the title page of The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion and includes a written description of its layout (f. 29) (see Professor Gwyn Jones, 'The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion, 1944-1948', Trans. Cymm. (1989), 181-209 (pp. 197-206) for further details and for extracts of related letters from Braby). Powys congratulates Jones on the translation, requests a cheap edition and gives his thoughts on translations in general.

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

John Cowper Powys letters,

  • NLW ex 2128.
  • File
  • 1958-1960.

Five letters and a post card from John Cowper Powys, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Mrs. Olwen Caradog Evans, Conwy.

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

John Cowper Powys letters to W. Disspain

  • NLW MS 23708B
  • File
  • 1935-1962

Two letters, 1955, from John Cowper Powys and one, 1962, written on his behalf by Frederick Davies, to W. Disspain of Kingston-on-Thames, tipped in a copy of the writer's The Art of Happiness (London, 1935), inscribed by him for Mr Disspain.
The inscription, dated 9 February 1955, on the fly leaf, consists of a seven line quotation, in Greek with English translation, from the Iliad. A notice of Powys' death from The Times, 18 [recte 19] June 1963, is pasted onto the same leaf.

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

John Cowper Powys letters to Marjorie Tilden

  • NLW MS 21684C
  • File
  • 1945-1961

Some fifty-six letters, 1945-1961, from John Cowper Powys to the poet Marjorie Tilden encouraging her to persevere with her writing; together with two letters from Littleton Powys to Miss Tilden, and about sixteen from Lord Dunsany and Lady ? Dunsany discussing and praising her work.
There are also copies of extracts from some of the letters presumably in the poet's own hand and two volumes of her poetry Songs and Sonnets (1942), and Star Crossed (1947 and 1966) for which J. C. Powys contributed the foreword.

Tilden, Marjorie.

John Cowper Powys letters

Three letters, September-October 1954, from John Cowper Powys, Corwen, to Mr [Henry] Evans Jones, [of Edward Jones & Son, solicitors], relating to his and Phyllis Playter's purchase of 1 Waterloo, Bethania, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

John Cowper Powys and Phyllis Playter letters to Miss M. L. Gay

  • NLW MS 21683C
  • File
  • 1957-1964

Eight letters, 1957-1961, from John Cowper Powys, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Miss Marjorie L. Gay, Edinburgh, together with two letters, 1960, 1964, from Phyllis Playter, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Miss Gay.

Playter, Phyllis

Books from the library of Evan Roberts, Llandderfel,

  • NLW ex 2406.
  • File
  • 1925-1966.

A copy of John Ceiriog Hughes, Caneuon Ceiriog ([Newtown], 1925), a selection of Ceiriog’s poems presented to John Cowper Powys on his birthday, 8 October 1954, by Redwood and Gwyneth [Anderson], including a letter from Phyllis Playter, 1966, to Evan Roberts, giving the book to him. There is also a copy of Llewelyn Powys, The cradle of God (London, 1949), presented by John Cowper Powys to his 'friend of many years' Evan Roberts, in 1949.

Playter, Phyllis

Miscellaneous letters and papers

  • NLW MS 23699E.
  • File
  • [early 18 cent.]-1998

A collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, [early 18 cent.]-1998, purchased or received by donation from various sources by the National Library of Wales during the period 1997-2004, and bound as one volume. A list of contents has been placed at the front of the volume (ff. i-viii).

Miscellaneous letters and papers

  • NLW MS 23980F.
  • File
  • 1698-1969

A collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 1698-1969, purchased or received by donation from various sources by the National Library of Wales during the period September 2004-April 2013 and boxed as one volume.

Miscellaneous letters and papers

  • NLW MS 24044D.
  • File
  • 1645-[1993x1999]

A collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 1645-[1993x1999], purchased or received by donation from various sources by the National Library of Wales during the period April 2013-November 2020 and boxed as one volume.

Miscellaneous letters and papers

  • NLW MS 23925E.
  • File
  • 1804-2005

A collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 1804-2005, purchased or received by donation from various sources by the National Library of Wales during the period May 2004-May 2008 and boxed as one volume.

Miscellaneous letters and papers

  • NLW MS 24045F.
  • File
  • [?1610]-[?late 20 cent.]

A collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, [?1610]-[?late 20 cent.], purchased or received by donation from various sources by the National Library of Wales during the period July 2013-May 2021 and boxed as one volume. A list of contents is included (f. i).

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