Charles Davies Transcripts

Scope and Content

Comprises 5 volumes of transcripts of an unfinished work by Charles Davies on the novel in English literature including prefaces and selections from critical essays by various writers from the 17th to 20th centuries, including Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, W. Somerset Maugham, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Lord Chesterfield, Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Horace Walpole, Tobias Smollett, George Moore, George Elliot, Hugh Walpole, Rebecca West, Aldous Huxley and Stephen Spender, etc. Also includes an explanatory note by Constance Davies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Davies, M.A., was senior lecturer in English language and literature at the University College of North Wales, Bangor until c. 1954. His work of criticism on the English novel was unfinished due to his death. His wife Dr Constance Bullock-Davies, a specialist in medieval and Arthurian literature was President of the Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey branch of the Women's Institute, which was founded in 1915, the first of its kind in Britain.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Acquisition Information

Donated to the University of Wales, Bangor by Dr Constance Davies, 17 July 1958.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 14103-14107

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Women's Institute, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll Papers . A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .