GB 0210 SNELL
Snell & Sons Records,
- 1930s-1960s / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.01 cubic metres (1 box).
Name of creator
The music publishing company of Snell & Sons, Swansea, Glamorgan, was established by D. J. Snell in 1900. The firm has always taken great interest in purchasing the publishing rights of Welsh compositions, and has long enjoyed a reputation as the largest publisher of Welsh music in the world. The Company have acquired music manuscripts from many leading Welsh composers.
Name of creator
The music publishing company of Snell and Sons, Swansea, Glamorgan, was established by D. J. Snell in 1900. The firm has always taken great interest in purchasing the publishing rights of Welsh compositions, and has long enjoyed a reputation as the largest publisher of Welsh music in the world. The Company have acquired music manuscripts from many leading Welsh composers.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs Shirley Davies, granddaughter of D. J. Snell; Swansea; Donation; June 1993
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The records include catalogues of Welsh and English song titles with details of publishers, 1930s-1960s, and correspondence, 1957-61, with Messrs Lowe and Brydone (Printers) Ltd, concerning the printing of sheet music.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals are possible.
System of arrangement
Arranged as follows: catalogues of song titles with details of publishers; correspondence concerning the printing of sheet music.
Conditions of access and use area
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 regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the list 'Snell & Sons Records' is available at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994, p. 59.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994, p. 59; Snell and Sons website, August 2006;