Swansea University

Ross, Ethel

Reference code(s): GB 0217 LAC/96

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Title: Ross, Ethel

Short title: Ross, Ethel

Dates of creation: 1954-1983

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 3 boxes

Name of creator(s):


Administrative and biographical history: Ethel Ross was a lecturer at the Swansea College of Education and the author of a number of works of local interest, notably 'Radical Adventurer, the diaries of Robert Morris, 1772-1774' (1971) and 'Letters for Swansea' (1969).
Ethel Ross had a lifelong interest in the amateur theatre which is reflected in the collection. She was also long-term friends with the poet Dylan Thomas, the composer Daniel Jones and the poet Vernon Watkins. The collection includes material relating to all these friendships. There is also a considerable amount of material relating to Ethel Ross' publications and to her researches into the Morris family, Alfred Janes and the career of Noel Desenfans and the formation of the Dulwich Gallery.


Scope and content: Personal papers and correpondence 1954-1983 including material relating to Dylan Thomas; material relating to Vernon Watkins; material relating to Alfred Janes; material relating to Daniel Jones; material relating to the Swansea Little Theatre; material relating to Robert Morris, Noel Desenfans and the Dulwich Gallery; miscellaneous material.


Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply




Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004



Amateur theatre | Wales

Composers | Wales | 20th century

Painters | Wales | 20th century

Personal archives | Wales | Swansea

Poets, Welsh language | 20th century

Ross, Ethel | Archives

Swansea (Wales) | History

Personal names

Desenfans, Noel Joseph, 1745-1807

Janes, Alfred

Jones, Daniel, of Llanegwad

Morris, Robert, 1743 or 4-1793

Ross, Ethel

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953

Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967

Corporate names

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Swansea Little Theatre