- [c. 1928]-1971 (Creation)
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NLW MSS 21484-9, 21491-508, 21510-18, 21520-23, 21525D: Brenda Chamberlain estate; Purchase; 1972.
NLW MSS 21490E, 21509C, 21519C, 21524E: Mrs Brinley Rees [i.e. Joan Rees]; Bangor; Donation; 1973.
NLW MSS 22493-22494: Anonymous; Donation; 1973 and kept under seal, at the donor's request, until 1985.
NLW MS 23381D: Mr Alan Clodd; London; Purchase (with NLW ex 1665); 1995.
NLW MS 23382E: Mrs Gweno M. Lewis, widow of Alun Lewis; Aberystwyth; Donation; 1995.
Uncatalogued papers (4 large boxes):; Mrs Joan Rees; Bangor; Donation; June 2001.
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Manuscripts, 1934-1971, of the artist and writer Brenda Chamberlain, including drafts of various poems and poetry collections, 1941-[1960s]; drafts of the novel The Water-Castle (London, 1964), [1953x1962], and the memoirs Tide-race (London, 1962), , and A Rope of Vines (London, 1965), 1964-; other prose fiction, [1940s]-[1960s]; plays, 1956-[c. 1968]; film scripts, [1969x1971]; other miscellaneous prose, -[?1970]; original journals, -1966; sketches and studies in various media, [1930s]-1965; correspondence, 1952-1971; and printed matter, 1950-1968.
Papers, [c. 1928]-1970, of Brenda Chamberlain comprising correspondence, notebooks and diaries, sketch books, broadsheets, some printed material, woodcuts, sketches, slides and photographs. The collection includes a few letters sent by her mother to her father, Tom Chamberlain; and drafts of works and a notebook belonging to Peter Petts. These papers (4 large boxes, donated by Mrs Joan Rees, Bangor, June 2001) remain uncatalogued.
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