Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOHEES
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: John Maldwyn Rees Family Papers
Short title: Rees, John Maldwyn, papers
Dates of creation: 1773-1940
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator(s): John Maldwyn Rees
Administrative and biographical history: The John Maldwyn Rees papers relate to Richard Rees ('Maldwyn', 1851-1927), Machynlleth and his father Edward Walter Rees ('Gwallter Dyfi', 1881-1940). In 1892, Richard Rees was elected to represent the Machynlleth division on the Montgomeryshire County Council. He was much involved in the local life of Machynlleth, including the Maengwyn Calvinistic Methodist chapel. Edward Walter Rees was employed at the Carmarthen branch of Barclays Bank. He served as the treasurer of the campaign concerning the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language.
Scope and content: Papers relating to Richard Rees ('Maldwyn', 1851-1927), of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, and Edward Walter Rees, ('Gwallter Dyfi', 1881-1940), of Carmarthen, including correspondence, 1874-1940; printed materials, 1866-1937; papers relating to the National Eisteddfod and the Gorsedd of Bards, 1909-1939; papers relating to the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language, 1938-1939; papers relating to Maengwyn Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Machynlleth, 1875-1920; and various papers relating to manifold aspects of Machynlleth life.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Richard Rees papers; Edward Walter Rees papers; and printed material.
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.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991, pp.69-71; 1993, p.69 and 1995, pp.52-53. The catalogues can be accessed online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposied at the NLW have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by John Maldwyn Rees, Richard Rees's grandson and the son of Edward Walter Rees in 1990.
Related units of description: Maglona Rees, daughter of Richard Rees, donated papers to the NLW in 1954-55. There are records concerning the National Petition on the Legal Status of the Welsh Language in several archive groups at the NLW.
Note: Title supplied from name of donor. The papers precede the life of John Maldwyn Rees.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991; 1993; and 1995; Edwards, Hywel Teifi: The Eisteddfod (Cardiff, 1990).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: June 2003