File NLW MS 23204D. - Ivor Novello papers,

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NLW MS 23204D.


Ivor Novello papers,


  • 1932-1983 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

51 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Biographical history

Archival history

The papers were left to Richard Digby Day (see 541, above) by Crispin Thomas in 1989.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr Richard Digby Day; Colchester; Donation; 1994

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Scope and content

Papers relating to David Ivor Davies (Ivor Novello, 1893-1951), composer, actor and playwright, comprising an autograph extract from his play I Liver With You (London, 1932) (ff. 1-6); letters, 1979-1982, from associates of Ivor Novello, received by Crispin Thomas while researching 'Dear Ivor', a theatrical production based on the life of Ivor Novello, first performed at Exeter in 1980 (ff. 7-22); photographs of the Welsh National Opera's production of 'Dear Ivor', 1983 (ff. 23-4); together with a copy of a memorial tribute to Ivor Novello and theatre programmes, 1933-45, of productions of his works.

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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 laws apply.

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Related units of description

Twenty-nine photographs of Ivor Novello are now to be found in NLW Photo Album 1854 and two audio cassettes in the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (CM5197-8). For other papers of Ivor Novello, see NLW MS 23696E.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23204D.

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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

February 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23204D.