Fonds GB 0210 AARON - Prof. Richard Aaron Papers

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Prof. Richard Aaron Papers


  • 1904-1981 (Creation)

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0.117 cubic metres (13 boxes)

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Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901-1987), philosopher and academic, was born in Ynystawe, Swansea, Glamorgan, and educated at Ystalyfera Grammar School, Cardiff University College, and Oriel College, Oxford. He was Professor of Philosophy at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1932-1969. He was involved with many organisations: he was chairman of the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales), 1946-1952, a member of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, 1956-1963, a member of the BBC General Advisory Council, 1962-1973, and chairman of the Library Advisory Council (Wales), 1965-1972. He contributed to several periodicals and wrote several books on philsophy, including The Nature of Knowing (London, 1930), Hanes Athroniaeth (Cardiff, 1932), The Theory of Universals (London, 1952) and Knowing and the Function of Reason (Oxford, 1971). He was married to Rhiannon Morgan, of Aberystwyth, and they had two sons and three daughters. He was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Wales, 1973. He died 29 March 1987.

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Donated by his wife, Mrs Rhiannon Aaron, Aberystwyth, 1986.

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Drafts of Knowing and the Function of Reason (Oxford, 1971); draft of an unpublished monograph, 'Comte, Mill and Durkheim: the epistemological issues', [1970s?]; reviews of Aaron's published works and related material, 1936-1972; draft lectures, articles and teaching notes, 1956-1977; personal and family papers, 1904-1977; personal and academic correspondence, 1932-1976; correspondence relating to the resignation of Goronwy Rees as Principal of UCW, Aberystwyth, 1956; minutes, correspondence and papers relating to the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales), 1946-1951, the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, 1958-1963, and the BBC General Advisory Council, 1963-1971; discussion papers for meetings of the British Academy, 1980-1981; and papers relating to Welsh-medium higher education, 1955-1975. With the exception of Knowing and the Function of Reason, there appear to be no papers relating to his books.

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Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


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Arranged into the following: committee work; philosophy teaching and research; and miscellaneous.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp. 1-2, at the National Library of Wales.

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Miscellaneous photographs are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections (PE 5236-9).

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


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April 2003.


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The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; Who Was Who (2001)

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project.

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