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Articles,

Notes and drafts, 1950s-1960s, of published and unpublished aritcles by Keidrych Rhys, on a wide range of topics including Welsh personalities and current affairs, English literature and literary criticism, and homosexuality.

Arts enquiry

Notes, 1964-1965, by Keidrych Rhys relating to an independent enquiry undertaken by him and Erica Marx into the administration and financing of the arts in Britain.

Keidrych Rhys manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSKEIDRYCH
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1986

Papers, 1936-1986, of literary journalist, editor and poet William Ronald Rees Jones (Keidrych Rhys), comprising a significant amount of correspondence, 1936-1986, from numerous individuals, largely in the recipient's capacity as editor of Wales magazine and including literary articles, poetry, etc. submitted for publication; miscellaneous papers, 1936-1938, 1943-1969, relating to the Wales magazine and consisting mainly of publicity and editorial material; articles, both published and unpublished, and notes, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys, mainly relating to literature and the arts; and drafts of apparently unpublished poetry, [1950s]-[1960s], by Keidrych Rhys.

Rhys, Keidrych

Letters,

Over one hundred letters, 1954-86, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames A-D), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include Leo Abse (1) 1966, Glyn Daniel (1) 1977, Rhys Davies (13, with one poem (transcript) and an article) 1958-78, and Desmond Donnelly (1) 1960.

Letters,

Some eighty letters, 1957-75, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames R-S), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include Alun Richards (9, with one story) 1959-62, John Sparrow (3) 1965, Stephen Spender (1) 1961, and Meic Stephens (10, with nine poems) 1957-68.

Letters,

Some sixty-five letters, 1950-86, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames G-H), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include Raymond Garlick (1, with five poems) [1958-9], Lady Megan Lloyd George (4) 1957-9, James Griffiths (1) 1974, James Hanley (2) 1958-[1960s], and Richard Hughes (1) [?1957].

Letters,

Some eighty letters, 1957-85, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames E-F), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include H. W. J. Edwards (18, with thirteen articles) 1957-61, Winifred Ellerman, 'Bryher' (1) 1966, George Ewart Evans (3, with one poem) 1957-9, Gwynfor Evans (8) 1963-7, Paul Ferris (4) 1976-85, Constantine Fitzgibbon (8) 1963-4, and Michael Foot (1) 1983.

Letters,

Some ninety-five letters, 1955-82, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames I-L), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include Augustus John (2) 1959, A. G. Prys-Jones (3, with three poems and an article) 1959, David Jones (1) 1959, Elisabeth Inglis-Jones (2) 1955-7, Glyn Jones (7) 1957-82, and Mervyn Levy (5) 1957-8.

Letters,

Some seventy-five letters, 1939-83, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames M-P), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include Hugh MacDiarmid (1) 1939, Dyfnallt Morgan (3) 1963, Robert Morgan (1) 1963, James/Jan Morris (3) 1967-75, Leslie Norris (1, with five poems) [c. 1958]-1968, and Caradog Prichard (1) 1959.

Letters,

Over a hundred letters, 1956-78, to Keidrych Rhys from various correspondents (surnames T-W), mainly in his capacity as editor of Wales and Welsh correspondent of The People, together with poems, short stories and essays submitted to him for publication. The correspondents and contributors include George Thomas (1) 1961, Ned Thomas (1) [1959], the Reverend E. Meurig Walters (1, with sixteen poems) 1955, Vernon Watkins (3) 1957-9, Harri Webb (16, with one poem and a book review) 1957-64, and Angus Wilson (1) 1968.

Notes,

Notes, c. 1960-1964, by Keidrych Rhys on literary criticism.

Notes,

Notes, 1962-3, by Keidrych Rhys, for a proposed study of expatriate writers in English.

Poems,

Autograph and typescript drafts, 1950s-1960s, of poems by Keidrych Rhys, mostly apparently unpublished.

'Wales' Papers,

Some one hundred and thirty letters, 1936-1938, to William Ronald Rees Jones (Keidrych Rhys) from over forty contributors and supporters, mostly covering issues 1 - 3 of 'Wales'. Some of the most notable correspondents are Roy Campbell (1), Idris Davies (6), Rhys Davies (6), Caradoc Evans (3), George Ewart Evans (5), Margiad Evans (3), Ll. Wyn Griffith (2), Nigel Heseltine (8), Richard Hughes (1), Augustus John (1), Glyn Jones (20), John Lehmann (1), Cedric Morris (2), Mervyn Peake (1), A. G. Prys-Jones (1), Goronwy Rees (2), Ernest Rhys (1), Dylan Thomas (10) and Vernon Watkins (7). Many of the letters are accompanied by manuscript and typescript drafts of poetry and prose, mostly published in 'Wales' nos 1 - 3 (1937). Also included are a few notes and press cuttings compiled by Keidrych Rhys.

Wales papers, &c.

Miscellaneous papers of Keidrych Rhys, 1956-1969, relating to the publication of Wales, consisting mainly of publicity and editorial material (ff. 1-48); personal papers, 1943-1964 (ff. 49-59), including a photocopy of deed poll, dated 1940, by which Keidrych Rhys changed his name from William Ronald Rees Jones, and autobiographical notes; together with draft and copy letters, 1957-1965, from Keidrych Rhys to various correspondents including Samuel Beckett (1, returned with autograph notes in reply) 1962, and Lord Aberdare (1) [1961].