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Peter Hellings Papers
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'A Form of Words'/'Educational Times'

Handwritten drafts of some of the poems entitled 'A Form of Words. Reflections in Retreat' written after he retired from teaching in 1980 and typescript versions of these. The title 'Educational Times' was later given to the co...

'City scene'

Drafts of a talk prepared by Manon and Peter Hellings on the poets who lived in Paris from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, [1980x1985], together with translations of poems by Deschamps, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Laforgue and others used to il...

'Round Here'

Drafts of the poems included in 'Round Here. Voices from Dyfed', 1987-1988, and a copy of the completed poems [issued privately as a Christmas gift to friends and fellow writers] published in his A Form of Words in 1995.

A Form of Words

Includes papers relating to the publication of A Form of Words by Pontefract Press in 1995 and a list of photographs to be used; his curriculum vitae; together with a copy, 1996, of Brian Lewis, The waters of Birmingham which was published in 1997...

Lewis, Brian, 1936-

A Form of Words: book launch

Obituary by Eurwen and Hugh Price, [1994]; programme of the tribute to Peter Hellings, 20 April 1995, as part of the Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain's programme for 1995; invitation to the launch at Sutton Coldfield, 28 September 2005, ...

Lewis, Brian, 1936-

A Form of Words: publication

Includes lists of the invitees to book launches in Swansea and Birmingham and books to be given for reviews, [1994]-[1995], and [Manon Hellings's] reminiscences of her husband.

A Swansea Sketchbook

A notebook relating to the sales and gifts of A Swansea Sketchbook published in 1983; together with related letters and a letter, 1996, from Meic Stephens suggesting an edition of Peter Hellings's collected poems. Also included are photocopie...

Stephens, Meic

Early poems

Notebook containing his early poems including 'Material for magic. For M, on her birthday, July 1947'.

Firework Music

Includes photocopies of his first volume of poems entitled Firework Music published in 1950; together with epigrams, 1987; 'The Sirens (Hungerford, August 1987)' in typescript form; poems in manuscript form and a talk by him on 'Poe...

Later poems

Typescript versions of published and unpublished poems, [1970]-1994, including 'The World About Us. A televisionary sequence for Brian Lewis', 1980; 'School rooms (Counterpoints)', revised 1984; 'No heavenly sounds. For Ro...

Letters to Manon Hellings

Letters, [1949]-[1954], written by Peter Hellings to his wife including some written while she was staying with her family in France.

Literary letters

Letters, 1941-2001. Among the correspondents are Elwyn Evans, Jackson Mathews, Rush Rhys (3), Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Glyn Jones, Brian [Lewis] (3), Raymond Garlick, Gwyn Jones, Nicole Crossley-Holland, Nigel [Jenkins](3); together with letters re...

Evans, Elwyn

Miscellaneous papers

Miscellaneous papers, [1937]-2001, including a notebook containing his early poetry, prose work, personal papers, press cuttings and poems written in his memory.


A notebook, [1940x1949], used in relation to school drama performances of Shakespeare.

Other papers

Miscellaneous papers including Music Calling concert programmes, 1944-1945, organised for the Forces in Jerusalem and a photograph of the YMCA building in Jerusalem, Christmas 1944, where the concerts were held; a tribute, [1988], to W. John Morga...

Other translations

Translation of Arthur Rimbaud's 'Le Bateau Ivre' by M. and P. Hellings, 1950, and 'The Graveyard by the Sea', a translation of Paul Valery's 'Le Cimetière Marin' by C[ecil] Day Lewis, and two translations by...

Personal letters

Includes letters, 1939-1956, from Raymond Garlick (2), Robert Herring, editor of Life and Letters to-day (15), Albert Levine (36), Jackson Mathews (2), Keidrych Rhys (5), Stephen Spender (1), Henry Treece (2), and Vernon Watkins (11), together wit...

Garlick, Raymond

Personal letters

Letters, 1981-1999, written to Peter Hellings and afterwards to his wife Manon, including letters from Raymond Garlick (1), Johnny Morris (1), Meic Stephens (4), Ned Thomas (1) and Barry Took (1).

Garlick, Raymond

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