- 1912-1979 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.189 cubic metres (21 boxes)
Name of creator
J. Mansel Thomas contributed to A Guide to Gower, 1999. He wrote broadcast scripts. In 1982, he published Yesterday's Gower.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by G. Llewellyn-Jones, the widow of Mansel J. Thomas, Rhossili, Swansea, in 1993.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of J. Mansel Thomas, Swansea, 1912-1979, with over a hundred typescript copies of plays, sketches, radio scripts and short stories. In a few cases the files contain manuscript drafts, and correspondence from the BBC and various publishers. There are notebooks containing ideas for plays and short stories, research notes used in preparing lectures, and also correspondence and papers relating to the history of Gower.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: plays and sketches; short stories and sketches; miscellaneous papers; notebooks; printed ephemera; history of Gower; J.Mansel Thomas' other activities; and miscellaneous.
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
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue (in Welsh) is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1994, pp.61-65 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
Title supplied from contents of fonds
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- BBC Wales (Subject)
- Thomas, J. Mansel -- Archives (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1994.