Fonds GB 0210 MSPHILTHOM - Llawysgrifau Philip Thomas, Castell-nedd,

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Llawysgrifau Philip Thomas, Castell-nedd,


  • [c. 1804]-[c. 1938] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

44 volumes.

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Biographical history

Philip Thomas (1857-1938), Neath, was a teacher and musician. He competed in and adjudicated at local eisteddfodau and other musical events and conducted cymanfaoedd canu. He was secretary of Bethlehem Green Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Neath, and was General Secretary of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Neath, 1918.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Miss Dilys P. Thomas, daughter of Philip Thomas; Aberafan; Purchase; 1940

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Scope and content

Manuscripts and papers of Philip Thomas, [c. 1804]-[c. 1938], including poetry; correspondence; addresses and miscellaneous notes; collections of hymn-tunes and Welsh folk-songs; manuscripts of 'Ynys y Trysor', a translation of Treasure Island, 1920; essays and biographical accounts; minute books and accounts relating to various eisteddfodau, in particular the 1918 Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales in Neath, 1907-1934; and papers relating to Calvinistic Methodism in Neath, 1885-1924.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13738-81.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Hebrew

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Welsh, English, some Latin, Greek and Hebrew.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2013.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description revised by Rhys M. Jones;

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