GB 0210 RICSALL
R. E. Bonsall Papers,
- 1930-1964 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)
Name of creator
Richard Emrys Bonsall (1908-1982) was an architect in the Aberystwyth area, Cardiganshire. He was educated at Ardwyn school, Aberystwyth, and afterwards apprenticed to the architect Gilbert Thomas Bassett. Before doing his RIBA examination he became Bassett's chief assistant. From 1940 until 1945 he worked at the Royal Ordnance Factories Planning Department. He then worked at University College Aberystwyth's Planning Department, and undertook commissions including alterations to hotels in Llangollen, Denbighshire, and Oswestry, Shropshire, and new houses in Aberystwyth. He died in 1982.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Dilys Bonsall, the wife of Richard Bonsall, Aberystwyth, in 1993.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of Richard Emrys Bonsall, mainly architectural papers relating to buildings in the Aberystwyth area, Cardiganshire, 1930-1964, including notebook with architectural notes, [c. 1930]-1935; diary of Hywel Owen Jones, 1930-1933; contract certificate counterfoils, 1938-1963; building specifications, 1946-1964; papers relating to alterations to the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Oswestry and the Royal Hotel, Llangollen, 1955-1964; and copy letters from him, 1959-1961.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: family papers and architectural papers.
Conditions of access and use area
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 regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1994, p. 3, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds
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Place access points
Name access points
- Bonsall, R. E. (Richard Emrys), 1908-1982. (Creator)
- Royal Hotel (Llangollen, Wales) (Subject)
- Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Wales) (Subject)
- Jones, Hywel Owen, d. 1933 -- Diaries. (Subject)
- Bonsall, R. E. (Richard Emrys), 1908-1982 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Jones, Hywel Owen, d. 1933. (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1994.