Fonds GB 0210 THEOTE - Theodore White Research Papers,

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Theodore White Research Papers,


  • 1935- 1975 / (Creation)

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0.018 cubic metres (1 box, 1 volume)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dr Theodore White (b. 1912) was a scientific and development consultant. He studied for honours degrees and a postgraduate qualification at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1935-1939, and apparently he spent part of his career as an industrial chemist, specialising in wood extraction products, 1964-1975. He appeared to have taken some interest in the history of his family who, on his mother's side, originated from the Rhondda.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Dr White, Highlands, Wood End Road, Harpenden, Herts., in April 1988.

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Scope and content

Research papers and family history of Theodore White, 1935-1975, comprising theses on chemical and biochemical subjects, submitted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1935-1939; reports on the industrial extraction of wood products in India, 1964-1968, and on the Quebracho (tanning product) industry, 1971-1975; offprints of articles from scientific journals; and a copy of the donor's family history, which partly relates to the Rhondda, home of his maternal ancestors, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: scientific papers comprising theses, reports and offprints of articles; and family history.

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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.

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Usual copyright regulations apply

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in 'Minor Lists and Summaries 1988' at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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 Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries (1988)

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