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Daniel Parry-Jones Papers,
- 1946-1975 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.181 cubic metres (7 boxes)
Name of creator
The Rev. Canon Daniel Parry-Jones (1891-1981), of Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, was an author and recorder of country tradition. He received his education at St. David's College, Lampeter. In 1914, he was ordained as a priest at Pontypridd, Glamorgan. He served as a parish priest in other parts of Glamorgan and Breconshire, before being appointed Rural Dean of Crickhowell in 1957 and Honorary Canon of Brecon Cathedral in 1959. Canon Parry-Jones nurtured a keen interest in Welsh rural society and customs, dialects, legends and folk-lore and published six books, namely Welsh Country Upbringing (1948), Welsh Country Characters (1952), Welsh Legends and Fairy Lore (1953), My Own Folk (1972), A Welsh Country Parson (1975), and Welsh Children's Games and Pastimes (1964). He also published many articles in periodicals such as Gwerin, Province, Impact and Y Llan.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
These papers were donated in 1967 by the Reverend Canon Daniel Parry-Jones with additions in 1978 and 1979 and a further addition in 1984 following his death by his daughter Mrs P. M. Dymond, Newport.
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Scope and content
Papers including autograph and typescript copies of published and unpublished works, 1948-1975; articles and talks, 1956-1973; untitled articles, 1930-1963; reviews of books written by him, 1948-1977; and correspondence mainly relating to his publications, 1946-1975. Also notes, newspaper cuttings and source material used by Daniel Parry-Jones for his books and articles on the following subjects: Wales and the Welsh Language, Agriculture and the Countryside, Dialect and Agricultural Terms, History and Legends of Monmouthshire, Children's Games, Food and Diet, and Church and Clergy.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: draft versions of published books; unpublished works; articles and talks; untitled articles and talks; book reviews; source material on various subjects; correspondence; and publications by other authors.
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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.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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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
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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, Schedule of Daniel Parry-Jones Papers;