GB 0210 BETGHES
Beti Hughes Papers,
- 1941-1994 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.081 cubic metres (9 boxes)
Name of creator
The novelist Beti Hughes ('Beti Gwynno', 1926-1981), born near St Clears, Carmarthenshire, was a Welsh teacher in the Girls' Grammar School in Lampeter. She was later Deputy Headteacher at the Bro Myrddin School, Carmarthen. She wrote a number of novels and was joint winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Competition in the National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon in 1979 with her novel Pontio'r Pellter (Swansea, 1981).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from Hefina Rowley, Rhosgadfan, Caernarfon, in 1997. An envelope of papers were donated by Hefina Rowley, April 2011.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Literary papers of Beti Hughes, 1941-1996, including manuscript and typescript copies and some proofs of her published and unpublished novels, -; manuscript and typescript copies of her children's novels, one of which is a translation and abridgement of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, -; notebooks including poetry, scripts, drafts and newspaper cuttings, x; together with various papers that include correspondence from Saunders Lewis, exam and competition certificates, scripts, drafts of novels, the Daniel Owen Memorial Competition adjudication, various ballads, and an order of service for unveiling a memorial stone for Beti Hughes, 1943-1994. A further file of papersrelating to Beti Hughes were received. These remain uncatalogued (May 2011).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: novels; novels for children; unpublished novels; notebooks; and various.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1998, pp.26-27, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Hughes, Beti. (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998; Meic Stevens (ed), Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (University of Wales Press, 1992).