File NLW MS 24077D - Amabel Williams-Ellis correspondence

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NLW MS 24077D

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Amabel Williams-Ellis correspondence

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  • 1920-1960 (mostly 1921-1923) (Creation)

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i, 59 ff. (some folios formerly folded as two leaves)

Placed in melinex sleeves within ringed box at NLW.

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Archival history

The letters seem to have been retained principally as a collection of autographs.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Christie's; London; Purchased at auction, lot 39; 1 December 2015; 99632235902419.

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Scope and content

A collection of fifty-seven letters, 1920-1960, including fifty-four, 1920-1923, received by Amabel Williams-Ellis from poets and other literary figures, mainly in her capacity as poetry editor (1921) and literary editor (1922-3) of The Spectator.
The correspondents include Robert Baden-Powell, 8 November 1921 (f. 25), Edmund Blunden, 9 July 1921 (f. 12), John Buchan, 8 November 1921 (f. 24), [Lord] Dunsany, 29 October 1921 (f. 20), Edith Evans, 29 October 1921 (f. 21), Hugh I'A[nson] Fausset, 8 December [1923] (f. 53), Ford Madox Ford, Cap Ferrat, 25 January 1923 (ff. 41-42; concerning Ezra Pound), Alfred Perceval Graves, Harlech, April-September 1921 (ff. 7-8, 17), Robert Graves, Boar's Hill, Oxford, 7 March [1921] (f. 5), Richard Hughes, S.S. Saxonia, 4 July [1921], and Penrhyndeudraeth, [1922] (ff. 13, 30), Aldous Huxley, 3 April 1923 (f. 47; concerning [Boris] Anrep), Rudyard Kipling, 2 February 1921 (f. 2), Stephen Leacock, 7 November 1921 (f. 23), Edwin L. Lutyens, 16 February 1923 (f. 45), Rose Macaulay, 20 February 1923 (f. 46), Walter de la Mare, June-December 1921 (ff. 11, 28-29), Harriet Monroe, 30 May 1923 (f. 52), Harold Nicolson, 11 December 1923 (f. 54), Edith Sitwell, [April 1922]-[?1923] (ff. 33, 39, 56), Osbert Sitwell, February-August 1921 (ff. 3, 10, 14), Sybil Thorndike, 10 February 1923 (f. 43), Alec Waugh, 11 September 1922 (f. 38), and H. G. Wells, 24 May 1923 (f. 49). Some letters are apparently addressed to Amabel's predecessors or to the Poetry Editor generally (ff. 1, 3-4, 6-7, 9-12, 18, 21, 38); a few are possibly intended for her husband, Clough Williams-Ellis. Some, mostly later, letters concern invitations to social gatherings (ff. 2, 19, 26, 29, 40, 43-46, 48-56). Also included are letters to a Miss Tarry from A. Maude Royden, 26 January 1924, (f. 57), and to Mrs Hulse [?secretary to Williams-Ellis] from Storm Jameson, 29 May 1933, and V[ita] Sackville-West, 1 September 1960 (ff. 58-59).

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System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically at NLW.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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A few papers relating to Amabel Williams-Ellis may be found in NLW, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis Papers.

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99632235902419

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2016.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys M. Jones.

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