- 1936-1986 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Keidrych Rhys, literary journalist, editor and poet, was born William Ronald Rees Jones in Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire. In 1937 he founded the pioneering and highly influential magazine Wales, which invited contributions from an array of prominent writers such as Alun Lewis, Saunders Lewis, Dylan Thomas and Robert Graves and which effectively created the concept of Anglo-Welsh literature. Rhys also published a poetic anthology of his own entitled The Van Pool (London, 1942).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
NLW MSS 22744-22745; Sotheby's; London; Purchased at auction; 1990
NLW MSS 23416-23429; Mrs Eva Rhys, widow of Keidrych Rhys; Donation; 1995
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Scope and content
Papers, 1936-1986, of literary journalist, editor and poet William Ronald Rees Jones (Keidrych Rhys), comprising a significant amount of correspondence, 1936-1986, from numerous individuals, largely in the recipient's capacity as editor of Wales magazine and including literary articles, poetry, etc. submitted for publication; miscellaneous papers, 1936-1938, 1943-1969, relating to the Wales magazine and consisting mainly of publicity and editorial material; articles, both published and unpublished, and notes, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys, mainly relating to literature and the arts; and drafts of apparently unpublished poetry, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22744-22745, 23416-23429.
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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.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Wikipedia on-line site, viewed 28 April 2009; Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Llandysul, 1986);