File NLW MS 23768B. - Diary

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NLW MS 23768B.




  • 1989 (Creation)

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i, 121 ff. ; 210 x 145 mm.

Printed diary, paper over boards.

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Collins Royal diary of Raymond Garlick for the year 1989, with two days to a page, giving an account of his daily life and interests, reminiscences and comments on the news (ff. 6-110).
The volume includes references to Jon Dressel (ff. 10-104 verso passim), R. S. Thomas (ff. 11 verso, 59, 61 verso-62, 101), Lynette Roberts (f. 15), Brenda Chamberlain (ff. 21, 23), Don Dale-Jones (f. 21), George Noakes (ff. 23 verso-24), Sally Roberts Jones (f. 27), John Tripp (f. 61), Tom Ellis (f. 70), Norah Isaac (f. 79), Jonah Jones (f. 95, 102 verso) and Wyn Binding (f. 101). From 8 March (f. 25) onwards there are frequent notes on the composition of poems. The volume includes drafts of Garlick's poem 'Annus Mirabilis' (ff. 83 recto-verso) as well as a transcript of a poem by R. S. Thomas on Troy (f. 62) (see R. S. Thomas: Letters to Raymond Garlick 1951-1999, ed. by Jason Walford Davies (Llandysul, 2009), p. 136). There is also a description of a cruise, 31 May-14 June, of the Eastern Mediterranean, including visits to Venice, Istanbul, Troy, Athens and various Greek islands (ff. 49-53).

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (NLW 23768B). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4185014. Date: 20030128. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW23768B) : Unlabelled volume. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (NLW 23768B). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4185014. Date: 20030923. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: G. Edwards. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW 23768B) : New cloth lettered label attached. Institution: WlAbNL.


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  • English

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For the Mediterranean cruise see also NLW 23769A.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23768B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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