Fonds GB 0210 MYFYCE - Myfanwy Pryce Papers,

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Myfanwy Pryce Papers,


  • 1917-1967 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Lucy Myfanwy Pryce (1890-1976) was a novelist as well as a short story writer. She wrote novels such as Blue Moons (1919), Parsons' Wives (1926), Gingerbread Lea (1927) and Blind Lead (1928). She was the daughter of Shadrach Pryce (1833-1914), vicar of Ysbyty Ifan, 1864-1867, and dean of St Asaph, 1899-1910.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Rachel M. Hawkins, the niece of Myfanwy Pryce, Richmond, Surrey, in 1993. A further four items were donated by Mrs Hawkins, August 2008.

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Scope and content

Papers of Lucy Myfanwy Pryce, mainly relating to her writing, 1917-1967, including manuscripts and typescripts of unpublished novels, stories and a play, 1928-1962; with notebooks, 1909-1950; publishers' contracts, 1919-1946; press cuttings relating to her sister Marion Pryce, 1919-1929, and a scrapbook on folklore and ancient History, 1920-1932.

Four letters, 1919-1920, to Myfanwy Pryce from the novelist Stanley Weyman. They give advice about writing and publishing her novels.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: unpublished works; and miscellaneous.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 is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1994, pp.42, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Related units of description

For other family papers, see also NLW Shadrach and Lewis Pryce Papers.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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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 source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994.

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  • Text: Myfanwy Pryce Papers.