Fonds GB 0210 ROMLEWIS - Rose Mabel Lewis Papers,

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Rose Mabel Lewis Papers,


  • 1873-1917 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Rose Mabel Lewis, (Lewis Armytage) (1853-1928) was a writer. She was married to Colonel Henry Lewis of Greenmeadow, Glamorgan. Her published work includes, four short stories, published under the pseudonym 'Lewis Armytage' in The Blue Mountains (London, 1890); [A Charade] (Cardiff, 1891), a play in 3 acts; Spindle and Shears: A Welsh Story (London, 1891); and [Poems] (Greenmeadow, 1917).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Lloyd W. Williams, in 1988.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Rose Mabel Lewis, 1873-1917, comprising journals, 1874-1912, including a journal containing an account of her honeymoon journey to the USA and Canada, together with a short story, 'The Shepherd Lord', notes on painting, knitting patterns and cookery recipes and other journals containing details of journeys to Jamaica, London and France, Las Palmas and Brittany; literary manuscripts, including notebooks with poetry and prose drafts, 1873-[c. 1914]; and printed material, 1891, 1917.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: journals; literary manuscripts; and printed material.

Conditions of access and use area

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 Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp.51-52, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

A copy of The Blue Mountains (London, 1890) and duplicate copies of Mrs Henry Lewis, A Charade (Cardiff, 1891) and R. M. Lewis, Poems (Greenmeadow, 1917) have been transferred to the Department of Printed Books.

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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


Level of detail

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 1989.

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