File NLW MS 23954E. - Caitlin Thomas memoir

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NLW MS 23954E.


Caitlin Thomas memoir


  • [?1957] (Creation)

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7 ff. (paginated 1-14) ; 285 x 225 mm.

Placed in melinex sleeves and bound at NLW.

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A handwritten fragment of a memoir, [?1957], by Caitlin Thomas, entitled 'Finito (the Cuckoo) the Second Chapter'.
The manuscript contains descriptions of her visit to Ireland in May 1955, and recollections of her father, Francis Macnamara, her father-in-law, David John Thomas, and her father's friend 'Cuckoo' O'Brien (pp. 1-11), as well as a few notes and word lists (pp. 13-14). Extracts from the manuscript were published in Paul Ferris, Caitlin: The life of Caitlin Thomas (London, 1995), pp. 48, 49-50, 64-65, 168; Ferris (p. 49) suggests it was intended as part of Thomas' book Leftover Life to Kill (London, 1957).

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A partial photocopy (10 pp.) of the manuscript is Austin, University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Dylan Thomas Collection, Box 18, folder 6.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23954E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23954E.