GB 0210 NOEIES
Dr Noelle Davies Papers,
- 1934-1957 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.23 cubic metres (19 boxes)
Name of creator
Noelle Davies, née Ffrench, of Busby Park, Ireland, married David James Davies (1893-1956), economist, in 1925. They had met at the International People's College, Elsinore, Denmark. They became active in the Welsh Nationalist Party (now Plaid Cymru) when it was founded in 1925. In 1932, they bought Pantybeiliau mansion, Gilwern, Monmouthshire, and attempted unsuccessfully to establish a folk school. They remained active in Plaid Cymru, and became involved in the dispute over the legal status of Monmouthshire. After her husband's death in 1956, Noelle moved back to Ireland. She died in 1983.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated in three groups: by Dr Ceinwen Thomas, Cardiff, per Prof. A. O. H. Jarman, Cardiff, in November 1983
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, correspondence and press cuttings relating to Ireland, 1926-1978; Plaid Cymru, 1929-1965; Welsh political, economic and social affairs, 1931-1962; Pantybeiliau Folk School, 1933-1938; world economics, socialism and communism, 1934-1951; and Brittany, 1946; and personal papers, including correspondence, 1924-1978, diaries, 1921-1979, and academic papers, 1922-1946.
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 numerous categories (subject and material type) according to date of donation.
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 NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1984, pp. 18-21, 1987, pp. 23-31, and 1988, pp. 11-12, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
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
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project.The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor lists and summaries 1984; Dictionary of Welsh biography, 1941-1970 (2001).