File NLW MS 23509F. - John family papers,

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NLW MS 23509F.


John family papers,


  • 1927-1972. (Creation)

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151 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Papers, 1927-72, relating to the administration of the estates of various members of the John family, notably that of Gwen John, including an agreement, 1927, for the purchase by her of property at 8 rue Babie, Meudon, and executors' accounts and correspondence of her executor, Edwin John, concerning damage and losses incurred at the property during the Second World War, together with rate receipts and a plan of the property. Also included are copy wills of Edwin William John (d. 1938), Augustus John (d. 1961) and Dorelia McNeill (d. 1969), with related accounts, legal papers and correspondence, and fifteen letters, 1966-7, from Admiral Sir Caspar John to Edwin John, relating to the estate of Augustus John.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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For further material relating to the estate of Gwen John see NLW MSS 22314C-22315D, 23508D.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23509F.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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