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Acknowledgement letter from Dylan Thomas,

A letter, 30 December 1952, from Dylan Thomas, Laugharne, to A[lfred] Morgan of Barry, Glamorgan, acknowledging his letter of condolence on the death of Thomas's father [on 16 December 1952]. The poet's statement that his father 'di...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Anna Seward: Sonnet

Autograph manuscript, dated 11 September 1799 (watermark 1794), of Anna Seward's 'Sonnet for the drawer in the thatched shed by the brook at Plas Newydd'. It was published, with a very few minor alterations, in The Poetical Works of...

Seward, Anna, 1742-1809

Claudia Williams letter,

A typescript letter, with manuscript additions, 23 January 1985, from the artist Claudia Williams, Kanapitsa, Skiathos, giving news of her and her husband Gwilym Prichard's stay there during the winter of 1984-5. The letter was sent to Mrs Ed...

Williams, Claudia, 1933-

Crewe Blues,

A revised typescript draft, 1977-1978, of a poem entitled 'Crewe Blues' by John Tripp.The draft has numerous manuscript revisions and annotations and has the typescript title 'British Rail Blues (The Junction of Despair)' cross...

Tripp, John, 1927-1986

Cŵyn yr Indiad,

Cyfres o bum englyn penfyr yn dwyn y teitl 'Cŵyn yr Indiad', yn llaw R. Bryn Williams, [?1980], sydd yn ddetholiad o benillion o'i awdl 'Patagonia', a enillodd iddo Gadair Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Abertawe 1964 (gw. R. Bryn...

Williams, R. Bryn.

Dannie Abse: Down the M4

Autograph draft, [1972], of Dannie Abse's poem 'Down the M4', containing autograph revisions, deletions and variant readings (f. 74).Also included is a typescript fair copy of his poem 'Talking to Blake', with a manuscript...

Abse, Dannie.

David Cox letter,

A letter, 19 December 1840, from the artist D[avid] Cox, Harborne, Bir[mingha]m, to a fellow artist, Henry [?Gastineau], in North Wales, expressing concern for his friend sketching in the cold weather.Cox refers to the proposed railway through Con...

Cox, David, 1783-1859.

David Lloyd George letter,

An autograph letter, 14 June 1898, from D[avid] Lloyd George, House of Commons, to Sidney Robinson, declining an invitation to a meeting the following Friday [17 June] on account of a debate on education funding in Parliament that day.Robinson was...

Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945.

Dylan Thomas letter to Graham Greene,

An autograph letter, [early January 1947], from Dylan Thomas, at Holywell Ford, Oxford, to Graham [Greene], concerning the potential publication of Thomas's film script 'The Doctor and the Devils'.The letter was published in Dylan T...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Dylan Thomas letter to Keidrych Rhys

A letter, 5 August [1939], from Dylan Thomas, at 'The Literary Village' [i.e. Laugharne], to Keidrych Rhys, editor of the literary periodical Wales. The writer is critical of the latest issue (Wales, 1.8/9 (August 1939)), and in particul...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Dylan Thomas letter,

An autograph letter, 29 August 1949, from Dylan Thomas, The Boat House, Laugharne, to Colin Robinson of Isleworth, Middlesex, answering a series of questions mostly concerning the publication of his work (ff. 12-13).The letter is apparently unpubl...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Dylan Thomas letter,

An autograph letter, 27 May 1951, from Dylan Thomas, the Boat House, Laugharne, to Ronald [Bottrall], poet and British Council representative in Rome, indicating his willingness to record a piece for the Italian radio station R.A.I. The letter is ...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Dylan Thomas letter.

Autograph letter, 19 February 1945, from Dylan Thomas, New Quay, Cardiganshire, to N[ancy] R. Pearn of Pearn, Pollinger and Higham, his literary agents, agreeing to the broadcast of his poem 'In Memory of Ann Jones' [also known as '...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Edmund Burke letter,

A letter, [7 June 1780], in the hand of Edmund Burke, [London], to an unknown recipient, commenting on the ongoing Gordon Riots, by which he was directly affected, and the burning of Newgate prison the previous night, and attempting to arrange a m...

Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.

Edward Thomas letter,

Autograph letter, [15] May 1914, from Edward Thomas, Steep, [Hampshire], to Thomas Seccombe, Camberley, [Surrey], arranging a meeting.The letter is written on a pre-printed letter card.

Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917

Edward Thomas letter,

Autograph letter, 12 May 1914, from Edward Thomas, Steep, Petersfield, [Hampshire], to [Thomas] Seccombe, mainly concerning Thomas's new bicycle.

Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917

Edward Thomas: Cock-Crow

Autograph revised manuscript, [23 July 1915], of Edward Thomas's poem 'Cock-Crow'.The poem is preceded by an autograph note: 'The image used to appear to me every morning in the spring when the cocks crowed, just like a coat of...

Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917

Englynion gan Elfyn,

Copïau, [1920au], mewn llaw anhysbys, o chwe englyn gan Robert Owen Hughes (Elfyn), sydd yn ddetholiad o'r gerdd 'Addef ac Ymbil' a gyhoeddwyd yn Y Traethodydd, 60 (1905), 89-90 (f. 1 recto-verso). = Copies, [1920s], in an unknown h...

Elfyn, 1858-1919

Ernest Nicolini letter,

A letter, in French, from the tenor Ernest Nicolini at Craig-y-nos, Ystradgynlais, 8 February 1889, to [an executive of the Messageries Maritimes shipping company], discussing the forthcoming voyage by himself and his wife, the soprano Adelina Pat...

Nicolini, Ernest, 1834-1898.

Henry M. Stanley letter,

An autograph letter, 22 August 1872, from journalist and explorer Henry M[orton] Stanley, London, to Charles Ollivant, Sale, Cheshire, refuting the (correct) claim made in the Rhyl Journal that Stanley was not an American but rather a Welshman nam...

Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.

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