- [1830s]-1876 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
Thomas Stephens (1821-1875), antiquary and critic, was born in Pont Neath Vaughan, Glamorgan. He worked as a chemist in Merthyr Tydfil. From 1840 he was known as an 'eisteddfodwr', winning the prize at Abergavenny in 1848 for his dissertation on early Welsh literature. Stephens was also author of several essays and other works, including The Literature of the Kymry, first published in 1849.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Miss M. M. Davis and Mr R. R. Davis, the surviving representatives of Thomas Stephens per Major Frank Treharne James, Solicitor, Merthyr, July 1916.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection consisting mainly of essays and literary extracts by Stephens. Some of the works were submitted as competitive pieces at eisteddfodau.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 904-966.
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 laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Name access points
- Stephens, Thomas, 1821-1875 -- Archives (Subject)
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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
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.