- NLW MS 24072D
Part of Clifford Dyment manuscripts
Some fifty-three letters and cards, 1936-1942, addressed to Clifford Dyment, relating mainly to his literary work, his attempts to find work in television, acting and journalism, and his war work with the Films Division of the Ministry of Information.
The correspondents include Richard Church of J.M. Dent & Sons, 1936-1939, writing concerning the publication of Dyment's second volume of poetry and generally offering advice and encouragement (ff. 1-6, 17, 31-32, 36-37); and several officials at the Ministry of Information, July 1941-May 1942 (ff. 53-54, 56, 58, 61-63, 65-68, 70, 78), including [Sir] Kenneth Clark (f. 53). Also included are carbon copy letters, March-June 1939, from Dyment to the BBC, applying for jobs on The Listener and BBC Television (ff. 20, 22-25 28-30); a copy of Dyment's explanatory notes on his poem 'Brother Ass', which were published in The Listener, 8 December 1938, pp. 1256-7 (f. 19); three Ministry of Supply permits, 1942, giving Dyment access to filming locations (ff. 75-77); a pencil draft of a poem (f. 79); miscellaneous notes (ff. 80-86) and a letter, 25 September 1941, from Kathleen Noble, Ickenham, to Professor [John] Hilton (f. 87).
Church, Richard, 1893-1972