Fonds GB 0210 TERRES - Dr Terence Rees Papers

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Dr Terence Rees Papers


  • [mid-19 cent.]-1998 (accumulated [c. 1950] x 1998) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.143 cubic metres (5 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dr Terence Rees, a microbiologist and collector of material relating to the theatre and music in Wales and beyond, was born on 24 February 1928 at Barry, Glamorgan. He was educated at the local county school, the University of Cardiff, 1948-1952 and the University of London, 1954-1957. As a microbiologist, he spent two years, 1965-1967, as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Diseases of the Chest at Brompton, London, and between 1967 and 1981 he lectured in Microbiology at the Institute of Laryngology, London.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited and donated by Dr Terence Rees between December 1982 and May 1998, and all deposits converted into a donation in May 1998.; A1998/69

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Scope and content

The fonds comprise personal correspondence, [c. 1950]-1983, scrapbooks and press cuttings, 1925-1998, relating to Welsh actors, music and the theatre in Wales, Cardiff Bay Opera House, &c., and acquired papers and manuscripts, mainly music scores and plays, [mid-19cent.]-1966.

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Accruals are possible

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into two groups: personal papers, 1925-1998, and acquired papers and manuscripts, [mid-19 cent.]-1966.

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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 laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

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English, unless otherwise specified

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Further papers comprising a sale catalogue, photographs, posters and playbills are in NLW Department of Pictures and Maps. Published scores and theatre programmes acquired by Dr Rees are in the Department of Printed Books (Casgliad Dr Terence Rees).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

December 2001.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Eirionedd Baskerville and Barbara Davies.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Information from Dr Terence Rees, May 1999.

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