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Scripts, 1931-2010, of BBC radio and television programmes that were broadcast - or intended to be broadcast - in Wales. The scripts cover a wide range of subjects including news, drama, light entertainment, music, sport, religion, education and children's programmes.

Some of the scripts contain language and ideas that could cause offence to modern readers.

BBC Wales

1960-1998 Deposits

Scripts and copies of scripts, in Welsh and English, including: talks, 1937-1975; plays, 1937-1975; features, 1937-1975; talk features, 1938-1975; Awr y Plant (talks, stories, plays, features and miscellaneous, 1932-1974; schools,1935-1975; Good Morning Wales, 1970-1975; stories, 1970-1975; music, 1937-1975; religion, 1943-1975; sport, 1972-1975; the original series of BBC scripts at the National Library of Wales, 1935-1977; Wales Today, 1972-1998; Heddiw, 1971-1982; and Pobol y Cwm, 1991-1998.

BBC Wales

An excursion to North Wales and Chester

  • NLW MS 24197B.
  • File
  • 1829

A manuscript account of an excursion to North Wales and Cheshire, 3-[6] September 1829, by Elizabeth Bower, [of Broxholme House, Doncaster], travelling with her husband John Seddon Bower (f. 1-19).
The couple left Crosby on 3 September and boarded the Prince Llewelyn steam packet at Liverpool (f. 1 verso), sailing along the North Wales coast (ff. 2-5) to Beaumaris (ff. 5-6 verso). They crossed the Menai Bridge (ff. 7-9) and proceeded to Bangor (ff. 9-10 verso), Conway (ff. 12-13 verso) and Chester (ff. 14 verso-18), returning to Liverpool and then Crosby on the [6] September (f. 19). Included are descriptions of Penrhyn Castle, Bangor (f. 11 recto-verso), and Eaton Hall, Chester (ff. 16-18).

Bower, Elizabeth, 1785-1858

Papurau Walter Rees Jones (Birkenhead)

  • GB 0210 WAREJO
  • fonds
  • 1883-2001 (accumulated [1950]-2001)

Mae'r fonds yn cynnwys cofnodion amrywiol a gasglwyd ynghyd gan Walter Rees Jones (ynghyd ag ambell eitem a etifeddodd oddi wrth ei dad Rees Jones) yn ymdrin â bywyd Cymraeg Birkenhead. Ceir yn eu plith cofnodion eglwysi anghydffurfiol, 1883-1997; papurau'n ymwneud ag eisteddfodau, 1918-1969; cofnodion Cymdeithas Cymry Birkenhead, 1968-2001; a thorion papur newydd a theipysgrifau o'r wasg, 1947-1960, a theyrngedau a thaflenni angladdol, 1953-2001.

Jones, Walter Rees, 1922-2001

Letters O-U

The correspondents include Llew Owain (2), Thomas Parry (6), Iorwerth Peate (6), D. Rhys Phillips (5), Evan Roberts, Llandderfel (17), R. E. Vaughan Roberts (8), R. Gwylfa Roberts (2), Robert Roberts ('Isallt') (5), Arthur Somervell (2), Mansel Thomas (1), and Undeb Cymanfaoedd Canu Alawon Gwerin Cymru (12).

[Evan Roberts]

A head and shoulders portrait in pencil and watercolour of Evan Roberts looking upwards to the top left of the picture.

Letters of Thomas Jones, Cerrigellgwm-isa,

  • NLW MS 11004C.
  • File
  • 1929-1932 /

A group of fifty-four holograph letters, 1929-1932, from Thomas Jones, Cerrigellgwm[-isa], Ysbyty Ifan, Denbighshire, to Evan Roberts, Llandderfel, Merioneth, relating to the writer's literary and musical pursuits. Some letters refer to the Welsh ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America. Also included in the collection is a holograph letter, 15 November, 1932, from Einion Jones, Cerrigellgwm-isa, to Evan Roberts, enclosing a pedigree of his father Thomas Jones and a copy of the latter's last poem.

Jones, Thomas, 1860-1932.

Hanes a gwaith 'Tudur Llwyd'

  • NLW MS 11355C.
  • File
  • 1935

An essay entitled 'Hanes a Gwaith John Jones ('Tudur Llwyd') o'r Weirglodd Gilfach, Plwyf Llanuwchllyn, 1774-1854' by 'Glyn Cothi', i.e. Evan Roberts, Llandderfel, Merioneth. The essay was submitted for competition at a chair eisteddfod at Hen Gapel, Llanuwchllyn, in 1935.

Roberts, Evan, 1877-1977

Biography of Thomas Jones, Cerrigellgwm-isa,

  • NLW MS 11005B.
  • File
  • 1934 /

A biography of Thomas Jones, Cerrigellgwm[-isa], Ysbyty Ifan, written by Evan Roberts, Bodalaw, Llandderfel, 1934.

Roberts, Evan, 1877-1977

'S.R.' letters to David Howell,

Seventy-six items of correspondence and other papers (letters, postcards, etc.), 1848-1885, almost all from Samuel Roberts, 'S.R.', Conway, to his cousin, David Howell, Machynlleth (Dolguog, Penegoes), and Aberdovey, with one letter to Mrs. Howell and one to the Dolguog family, and one letter, 1884, from [John Roberts] 'J.R.', Conwy, to D[avid] Howell. The subjects touched upon include the Tennessee lands, the death of their Johnstown cousin, Evan Roberts, 1871, autographs, [Crynodeb o] Helyntion Bywyd S.R. (1875) and other works by 'S.R.', his brothers J[ohn] R[oberts] and R[ichard] R[oberts], Y Cronicl, a claim against the U.S. Government in respect of supplies furnished to the army during the war, the library of their late friend the Reverend Edward Hughes, incumbent of Meliden, the assassination of President Garfield, 1881, a visit from the Rt. Hon. John Bright, 1881, Cousin David Lewis, Dr. Abraham Rees, the funeral of [John Roberts, 'J.R.'], 1884, and in particular 'S.R.'s work copying, with David Howell's permission, for publication by the Reverend David Williams ['Apeles'] in Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, Ail argraffiad (1882) and Ail gyfrol (1884), old sermons taken down in shorthand by David Howell's brother, W[illiam] Howell, Junr., Bont, Llanbrynmair. A few of the letters have been written on broadsides, etc., some in the form of appeals and other items by 'S.R.' (e.g. 'Cymydogaeth Gymreig yn Tennessee', n.d., 'S.R. a J. W. Jones. "Allan o'r 'Herald Cymraeg', Awst 20fed, 1879"', "The Old Story", July 4, 1881, 'Railway Management', July, 1877, 'Postal Reforms', December 5th, 1883, 'Railway Fares', June 16th, 1882, and 'Disgyblu drwy ryfel', n. d.). Other items include proof-sheets of the preface to, and list of contents of, Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, Ail gyfrol (1884). The order in which the letters have been bound is not always strictly chronological.

Samuel Roberts.

The Naturalist

The file includes material on badgers; the ecology of railways, mainly relating to plants; and National Nature Week; one programme features Evan Roberts as a guest speaker.

Roberts, Evan, 1906-1991

Naturalists' Notebook

The file includes Condry's remarks on the Bardsey bird observatory and a talk by Evan Roberts on the natural history of Wales

Roberts, Evan, 1906-1991

Wildlife, My Life

The file consists of papers relating to Condry's autobiography Wildlife, My Life published in 1995. It comprises a notebook and folder containing outlines of the author's tasks and plan of the book, 1992-1993, captions for photographs, source materials, notes on autobiographical details, natural history, literary activities, local history, Evan Roberts, the Snowdonia botanist, and relevant subjects extracted from a card index, 1947-1995; correspondence, 1952-1993, mainly concerning bird life, old acquaintances in Birmingham, and botany, including a letter from Arthur Chater, 1978, about lichens at the site of Hafod, typescript and printed articles, including a brief biography of Condry, printed leaflets and press cuttings, 1935-1994.

Condry, William, 1918-1998


The file comprises a card index, the main sections referring to weather, the shape of the Snowdonia landscape (i.e. geology and scenery), natural history of wild plants and fauna, nature reserves, human history and man's impact on the landscape, various means of access for visitors to the area, miscellaneous entries, including a subsection on Edward Lhuyd, a list of places to visit, and records of photographs and bibliography, 1933-1985. Some entries are accompanied by fuller notes, especially on early Snowdonia naturalists and travellers, literary quotations and references, press cuttings, sketches and correspondence, including letters from Peter Benoit, 1960-1966, Arthur [Chater], 1984, Derek Ratcliffe, 1963, and Evan Roberts, 1962, all mainly concerned with wild plants.

Benoit, Peter Michael, 1931-

Natural History Papers

The section comprises loose, handwritten and typed notes, notebook, binders, substantial correspondence, photographs, vegetation samples, circulars, press cuttings, maps, loose printed articles, offprints and information leaflets, accumulated during work in natural history and conservation. The material is indicative of Condry's dedicated and detailed approach to research concerning plants, birds, animals and their different habitats. It is obvious that some of the information which he gathered represented an extension of his personal interests and was used for the compilation of books and articles. -- The main subjects comprise botany, ecology, geology, zoology and the work of other naturalists, such as Evan Price Evans, Mary Richards and Evan Roberts. Regular correspondents include Peter Benoit, E. H. T. Bible, Arthur Chater, Dafydd Davies, Evan Price Evans, Jack Grasse, Dewi Jones, Derek Ratcliffe, Mary Richards, Richard H. Roberts, Morrey Salmon, H. R. H. Vaughan and Irene Vaughan.

Benoit, Peter Michael, 1931-

Achos 1941

Gohebiaeth, 1939-1942, yn ymwneud ag achos Iorwerth Peate yn wrthwynebydd cydwybodol, yn cynnwys llythyrau gan Idris Bell (8); E. N. Bennett (2); Henry Bird; E. G. Bowen; Aneirin Talfan Davies (7); Clement Davies (llythyr at Robert Evans, Llanbrynmair); George M. Ll. Davies (9); Ithel Davies; Leonard Twiston Davies (17); Pennar Davies; Walter Dowding (3); Ifan ab Owen Edwards; T. I. Ellis (7); D. Owen Evans (9); Gwynfor Evans (2); Robert Evans, Llanbrynmair (5, ynghyd â dau lythyr ato gan Clement Davies); H. J. Fleure (10); R. L. Gapper; David Lloyd George; William George (3); Charles Green (3); Ll. Wyn Griffith (7); J. Gwyn Griffiths; Jim Griffiths (6); W. J. Gruffydd; W. F. Grimes (3); I. D. Hooson; D. R. Hughes (3); J. G. Moelwyn Hughes (4); Ronw Moelwyn Hughes (8, yn eu plith mae dau lythyr at 'Mr Jones'); Harold A. Hyde (3); Norah Isaac; R. T. Jenkins (3); William John (3); E. K. Jones (5, ynghyd â thorion o'r wasg yn trafod yr achos); E. P. Jones (19, yn eu plith mae llythyrau gan Jim Griffiths a John Harries (Irlwyn)); Frank Price Jones (4); Gwilym R. Jones; T. Gwynn Jones (3); David Lewis (8); Elena Puw Morgan; Herbert Morgan (2); John Morgan (2); Frank Murphy (2); J. Middleton Murry (2); T. E. Nicholas (10); R. G. Owen (4); R. Williams Parry; Tom Parry (8); T. K. Penniman (28); D. O. Roberts (4); Evan Roberts (10); Hywel D. Roberts; R. U. Sayce (2); Alf Sommerfelt (2); Ben Bowen Thomas (5); Herbert M. Vaughan (2); D. J. Williams (4); Ifor Williams (3); J. L. C. Cecil-Williams (9); a Morris T. Williams. -- Yn ogystal, mae'r ffeil yn cynnwys papurau amrywiol yn ymwneud â'r achos yn cynnwys llythyrau gan Cyril Fox (20); cefnogaeth i achos Iorwerth Peate gan amryw unigolion a sefydliadau, yn eu plith tystlythyrau gan Leonard Twiston-Davies, W. J. Gruffydd a George M. Ll. Davies; datganiadau gan Iorwerth Peate; a deunydd printiedig.

Bell, H. Idris (Harold Idris), Sir, b. 1879

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