Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Ken Etheridge Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0211 KE

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Title: Ken Etheridge Papers

Short title: Etheridge, Ken, papers

Dates of creation: 1935-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.18 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Kendrick Etheridge (1911-1981)


Administrative and biographical history: Ken (Kendrick) Etheridge (1911-1981) was a poet, playwright and painter from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. He attended Swansea College of Art and University College, Cardiff, then taught art at Queen Elizabeth Boys' Grammar School, Carmarthen, from 1947. He wrote numerous plays in both English and Welsh and was a producer with the Cymric Players of Ammanford from 1935. He published plays, collections of poetry, books on Welsh folk-costume, stage costume and scenic design, including Underground (1937), The Lamp (London, 1937), Songs of Courage (Llandysul, 1940), Birds of Rhiannon (1941), Poems of a Decade (Hull, 1958), Welsh Costume in the 18th and 19th Century (Llandybie, 1977), and Collected Drawings (London, 1970).


Scope and content: Papers of Ken Etheridge, 1935-1979, comprising copies of plays and sketches of varying lengths in English and Welsh, some written for radio and television, English novels, poetry and certificates.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: one act plays and sketches; two, three and four act plays etc.; novels; drama un act - drama fer; drama hir etc.; miscellaneous items.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed to Dyfed Archive Service. Transferred to Carmarthenshire Record Office, 1981.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Ken Etheridge Papers; 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: September 2003



Authors, Welsh language

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Poets, Welsh language

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