Fonds GB 0210 JOHEES - John Maldwyn Rees Family Papers,

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John Maldwyn Rees Family Papers,


  • 1773-1940 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The John Maldwyn Rees papers relate to Richard Rees ('Maldwyn', 1851-1927), Machynlleth and his father Edward Walter Rees ('Gwallter Dyfi', 1881-1940). In 1892, Richard Rees was elected to represent the Machynlleth division on the Montgomeryshire County Council. He was much involved in the local life of Machynlleth, including the Maengwyn Calvinistic Methodist chapel. Edward Walter Rees was employed at the Carmarthen branch of Barclays Bank. He served as the treasurer of the campaign concerning the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by John Maldwyn Rees, Richard Rees's grandson and the son of Edward Walter Rees in 1990.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers relating to Richard Rees ('Maldwyn', 1851-1927), of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, and Edward Walter Rees, ('Gwallter Dyfi', 1881-1940), of Carmarthen, including correspondence, 1874-1940; printed materials, 1866-1937; papers relating to the National Eisteddfod and the Gorsedd of Bards, 1909-1939; papers relating to the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language, 1938-1939; papers relating to Maengwyn Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Machynlleth, 1875-1920; and various papers relating to manifold aspects of Machynlleth life.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposied at the NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Richard Rees papers; Edward Walter Rees papers; and printed material.

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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991, pp.69-71; 1993, p.69 and 1995, pp.52-53.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Maglona Rees, daughter of Richard Rees, donated papers to the NLW in 1954-55. There are records concerning the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language in several archive groups at the NLW.

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Notes area


Title supplied from name of donor. The papers precede the life of John Maldwyn Rees.

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Description identifier

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

June 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, 1991; 1993; and 1995; Edwards, Hywel Teifi: The Eisteddfod (Cardiff, 1990).

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