Powys County Archives Office

H. L. V. Fletcher Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/X/8

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Title: H. L. V. Fletcher Manuscripts

Short title: Fletcher, H. L. V., manuscripts

Dates of creation: 1943-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (36 items)

Name of creator(s): H. L. V. Fletcher


Administrative and biographical history: Harry Lutf Verne Fletcher (1902-1974) was a novelist and topographical writer. He was born in Christchurch, Hampshire, but bought up in Amroth, Pembrokeshire. For most of his life he was a teacher and lived at Llandrindod, Radnorshire. Under his own name he published works including The Woman's House (1943), The Rising Sun (1951) and The Storm (1954). As John Hereford he wrote Shepard's Tump (1947), The May Fair (1948) and A Day to Remember (1950), and as John Garden, Six to Ten (1947), All on a Summer's Day (1949) and Murder isn't Private (1950). Most of Fletcher's work are set in the Welsh Border country. He also wrote a number of topographical books.


Scope and content: Manuscripts of H. L. V. Fletcher, 1943-1969, including novels, c.1944-1967; plays, 1960-1961; topographical works; 1955-1969; gardening books, 1943-1969.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Novels; Plays; Topographical works; Gardening books; Other authors

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by H. L. V. Fletcher, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire, 1972.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Typescripts and manuscripts donated by H. L. V. Fletcher, catalogue; 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: May 2005



Authors, English language | Wales

Fletcher, H. L. V. | Archives

Personal names

Fletcher, Harry Lutf Verne, 1902-

Corporate names


Llandrindod Wells