John Petts Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Papers, 1934-1991, of or relating to artist John Petts and which includes correspondence, 1934-1968, from Petts's first wife, writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain, and others, including Alun Lewis, Kyffin Williams, John Piper, Gwynfor Evans, the Golden Cockerel Press and the Golden Grove Book Company, mainly relating to his artistic work; together with artwork by both Petts and Brenda Chamberlain, and biographical notes, [c. 1971], relating to Petts.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Petts (1914-1991), artist, was best known for his engravings and stained glass. With his first wife, artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain, Petts set up the Caseg printing press in Llanllechid in 1937.

Arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23207-23213, 24000F.

Access Information

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.

Acquisition Information

NLW MSS 23207-13: Mrs Anna Petts; Abergavenny; Purchase; 1994.
NLW MS 24000F: Mrs Anna Petts; Abergavenny; Donation; October 2009; 004915374.

Note

John Petts (1914-1991), artist, was best known for his engravings and stained glass. With his first wife, artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain, Petts set up the Caseg printing press in Llanllechid in 1937.

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Wikipedia WWW site.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Archivist's Note

February 2009.

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Related Material

Proof copies acquired with NLW MSS 23207-13 are NLW ex 1528.

Additional Information

Published

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales