National Library of Wales

Anglo-Welsh Review Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ANGIEW

Held at: NLW

Title: Anglo-Welsh Review Archive

Short title: Anglo-Welsh Review archive

Dates of creation: 1957-1988 (accumulated 1965-1988)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.252 cubic metres (28 boxes)

Name of creator(s): The Anglo-Welsh Review


Administrative and biographical history: The literary magazine The Anglo-Welsh Review started under the name Dock Leaves in 1949, but changed its name in 1957. It was founded in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, with the purpose of publishing work by Welsh writers in the English language. Raymond Garlick became the magazine's first editor, making an important contribution to the study of Anglo-Welsh literature. In 1961, Roland Mathias became the second editor. He had fewer contacts with Welsh-language writers and developed the magazine as a journal of the arts in Wales including studies of Welsh composers and painters. Subsequent editors were Gillian Clarke and Greg Hill. From 1949 until 1988 the Anglo-Welsh Review was published biannually by the Five Arches Press in Tenby. In 1988, the Anglo-Welsh Review ceased publication. Its successor is the New Welsh Review.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Anglo-Welsh Review, mainly typescripts of material published in the magazine, 1957-1988, including editor's correspondence files, printer's copies and galley proofs, 1957-1988; and subscription lists, 1957-1975.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Roland Mathias and Greg Hill between 1976 and 1988.


Related units of description: NLW MS 20791E consists of letters to Raymond Garlick as editor of Dock Leaves; the National Library of Wales also holds the New Welsh Review archive.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Anglo-Welsh Review Archive; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2003



Anglo-Welsh Review | Archives

Artists | Wales

Arts | Wales

English literature | 20th century

English literature | Welsh authors

English literature | Welsh authors | Wales

Personal names

Garlick, Raymond

Mathias, Roland

Corporate names

Anglo-Welsh Review

Dock Leaves