Fonds GB 0210 WILGLONES - William Glynne-Jones Papers,

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William Glynne-Jones Papers,


  • 1936-1974 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 volumes

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Name of creator

Biographical history

William Glynne-Jones (1907-1977) was a novelist from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Before he started earning his living as a writer in London, he worked as a moulder in a steel foundry in Llanelli. His novels and stories deal mainly with working class-life and children. He wrote two novels, Farewell Innocence, and Ride the White Stallion, both published in 1950. His children's' books include Legends of the Welsh Hills, 1957. He also collected earlier material include the journal of the Rev. George Capper.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased 1971 and 1974.

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Scope and content

William Glynne-Jones papers, 1936-1974, comprising autograph drafts and notes for an autobiography, his novels and short stories; letters, 1946-1955, from Dr Thomas Jones CH; typescripts and cuttings of various stories and articles; and letters, 1944-1969, to William Glynne-Jones offering him moral and financial support. The correspondents include Richard Burton, 1951-1968, Dr Thomas Jones CH, 1946-1954, and Emlyn Williams, 1944-1969.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into NLW MSS 20759-63, 21230-32.

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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 schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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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

March 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, William Glynne-Jones Papers, 1971; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Jones, Edgar Dennis, Glynne-Jones, William, 1907-1977 (Llanelli Borough Council, 1995).

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