- 1934-1991 (Creation)
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Name of creator
John Petts (1914-1991), artist, was best known for his engravings and stained glass. With his first wife, artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain, Petts set up the Caseg printing press in Llanllechid in 1937.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
NLW MSS 23207-13: Mrs Anna Petts; Abergavenny; Purchase; 1994.
NLW MS 24000F: Mrs Anna Petts; Abergavenny; Donation; October 2009; 004915374.
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Scope and content
Papers, 1934-1991, of or relating to artist John Petts and which includes correspondence, 1934-1968, from Petts's first wife, writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain, and others, including Alun Lewis, Kyffin Williams, John Piper, Gwynfor Evans, the Golden Cockerel Press and the Golden Grove Book Company, mainly relating to his artistic work; together with artwork by both Petts and Brenda Chamberlain, and biographical notes, [c. 1971], relating to Petts.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23207-23213, 24000F.
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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.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Wikipedia WWW site.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.