File NLW MS 23905B. - T. Harri Jones's Black Book,

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NLW MS 23905B.


T. Harri Jones's Black Book,


  • 1949-1964 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

vi, 308 ff. ; 205 x 135 mm. Bound in half leather with blind tooling on spine [?by Delia Glanville].

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Archival history

'T. H. Jones London November 1949' (f. i).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Ms Siân Smith, daughter of T. Harri Jones; Victoria, Australia; Purchase; July 2003; 0200308871.

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Scope and content

Notebook, 1949-1964, containing holograph poems by the Anglo-Welsh poet Thomas Harri Jones, comprising fair copies of his compositions, dated May 1950-September 1964.
The notebook was presented to the poet by Delia Glanville in 1949 (see T. Harri Jones 1921-1965, ed. by P. Power (Cardiff, 1987), no. 88) and contains poems written in London and Portsmouth, England (ff. 1-98), and Newcastle, New South Wales (ff. 99-306). Also included is a cutting, [1965], from an Australian newspaper, of an article on T. Harri Jones, written following his death. Many of the poems were published for the first time in The Complete Poems of T. H. Jones, ed. by Don Dale-Jones and P. Bernard Jones (Cardiff, 2008).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1. Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 004299170. Date: 20030905. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Binding : Half leather with marbled paper sides, adhesive tape has left stains on endpapers and pastedowns Textblock : Endpapers broken, bookblock loose. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2. Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 004299170. Date: 20050520. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Jenkins. Status: Binding : Endpaper joints repaired and case attached. Institution: WlAbNL.


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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding ownership of T. Harri Jones copyright can be found at (viewed March 2012).

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For other literary manuscripts of T. H. Jones see NLW MSS 16799xlixD, 19150D, 19628D and 20782E, ff. 14-19.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23905B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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March 2012.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Maredudd ap Huw and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23905B.