Fonds GB 0210 JMTHOMAS - J. Mansel Thomas Papers,

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J. Mansel Thomas Papers,


  • 1912-1979 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.189 cubic metres (21 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

J. Mansel Thomas contributed to A Guide to Gower, 1999. He wrote broadcast scripts. In 1982, he published Yesterday's Gower.

Archival history

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.

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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.

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Finding aids

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.

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Related units of description

A tape of band music to accompany 'For the Hollow Cross' has been transferred to the Audio-Visual Unit (R 316). See also NLW BBC Wales scripts.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

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.

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  • Text: J. Mansel Thomas Papers.