File NLW MS 22414C - Diaries

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NLW MS 22414C




  • 1938-1951 (Creation)

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i, 355 ff. (some blank leaves) ; 235 x 185 mm. and less.

Exercise books and notebooks, guarded and filed.

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Diaries of Idris Davies: 15, [18?]-21 August 1938 (ff. 1-16 verso), 22 August 1939-2 August 1940 (ff. 19-273 verso; the diaries for 1 January-2 August 1940 show signs of having been edited for publication: see f. 296), 7-23 September 1940 (ff. 275-288 verso), 19 February-17 March 1946 (ff. 291-302 verso), 28 February-2 April 1948 (ff. 305-315 verso) and 1 January-18 February 1951 (ff. 331-340 verso). On f. 342 verso is a draft poem and on f. 355 Idris Davies's personal 'Credo' and a declaration about his poetry (the latter printed in Islwyn Jenkins, Idris Davies of Rhymney (Llandysul, 1986), p. 267).

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  • English

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For a typescript copy of the 22 August 1939-2 August 1940 diary see NLW MS 10812D; his diaries for 22 February-16 April 1930 and 1 January-22 February 1948 are NLW MS 20771E, ff. 53-72 verso and 76-98 respectively; his diary for 16 October-15 December 1946 is NLW MS 24075D, ff. 1-16.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 22414C.

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 22414C.