File NLW MS 21709E. - Publication of Welsh books,

Identity area

Reference code

NLW MS 21709E.


Publication of Welsh books,


  • 1968-1979. (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

374 ff. (16 items).

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr Charles Charman; Denbigh; Donation; 1981

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Correspondence, papers and reports, 1968-1979, concerning publishing in the Welsh language, including correspondence between the Publishers' Section of the Union of Welsh Publishers and Booksellers, Secretaries of State for Wales and the Welsh Office, the Welsh Books Council, and the Welsh Arts Council regarding grants for publishing Welsh books for adults and schools (items 6, 11, 12, 13); and correspondence, 1968, respecting a memorandum on the Gittins Report on Primary Education in Wales submitted by the WJEC to the Secretary of State for Education and Science, which contained a recommendation that a new publishing unit be set up to print and publish children's books in Welsh (item 1).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Irish
  • Scottish Gaelic

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Irish, some Scottish Gaelic.

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Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW MS 20610E which contains correspondence between Charles Charman and the Welsh Office, 1964-1969, regarding grants for the publishing of Welsh books for adults.

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Notes area


Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 21709E.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

Accession area

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Physical storage

  • Text: NLW MS 21709E.