File B1/8 - Correspondence: general

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Correspondence: general


  • 1923-1994 (with gaps) (Creation)

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3 folders, 1 envelope (10.5 cm.)

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The Welsh Office development project on the use of the literature of Wales in secondary schools was administrated by the Welsh Academy with funds provided by the Welsh Office. The project's director was Dr Roland Mathias and the members of the project team were Cary Archard, John Davies, Sally Roberts Jones and Dr. R. Brinley Roberts. The progress of the project team were supervised by a steering group which consisted of Ann Sayer, English teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf; Mr Gerald Morgan, Headmaster of Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, Aberystwyth; and Arthur Parker of the Welsh Joint Education Committee. Meic Stephens served as chairman of the steering group, the Welsh Office was represented by Sam Adams (SI) and Julian Pritchard, and the Academy by its officer, Ceri George. A report was published in 1986.

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The file comprises correspondence, including draft letters by Glyn Jones, 1923-1994 (with gaps), mostly personal letters which appear to be from friends and relatives. Some items also relate to literary works, broadcasts etc. by him, and to his position as member of the Drama Sub-committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain Welsh Committee, 1961-1962, and as a member of Yr Academi Gymreig (English Language Section), 1978-1979, 1981. Among the correspondents are Roland Mathias, Aneirin Talfan Davies, Elwyn Evans, John Elwyn (2), John Greve (3, including a copy of a talk by him on the work of Glyn Jones, broadcast 1958), John Ackerman Jones, Leslie Norris (3), and John Ormond. Some letters are addressed to newspaper editors and a few were sent by various correspondents to Doreen Jones. In addition, the file includes lists of letters sent and received by Glyn Jones, 1960x1985.

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The main group of letters addressed to Glyn Jones, 1931-1995, is A12. Correspondence relating to specfic literary works by Glyn Jones are included in the respective files. Draft letters by Glyn Jones are also included in a notebook in file B1/10.

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Preferred citation: B1/8

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  • Text: B1/8 (24-25).