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Addresses by Saunders Lewis,

  • NLW ex 2553.
  • File
  • [1947]-[1959] /

Addresses relating to the political scene in Wales, written by Saunders Lewis on behalf of his daughter, Mair Saunders Jones, the donor; three are from the late 1940s and another from the 1950s.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Excelsior gan Saunders Lewis

  • NLW MS 23785E.
  • File
  • [1962]-1980

A typescript copy, [1962]-1979, of Saunders Lewis's Welsh play 'Excelsior', first published Swansea, 1980, with corrections in the author's hand (ff. 1-56); together with correspondence, 1980, in English and Welsh, of the publisher Christopher Davies, regarding its publication in view of the allegation, when broadcast in 1962, that it libelled the Rev. Llywelyn Williams, MP (ff. 57-81).
The typescript consists of pages from the original script, [1962], transmitted on BBC TV on St David's Day 1962 (ff. 5-16, 20-21, 42-51), interspersed with revised sections, [1979], for an abortive stage version (ff. 17-19, 22-41, 52-56), and the new Preface for the published volume, April 1980 (ff. 2-4). The correspondence consists of nineteen letters, April-October 1980, including copies and drafts, mostly between Saunders Lewis, Christopher Davies, Sir Alun Talfan Davies and Glyndwr Williams, brother of Llywelyn Williams. A cutting of Clive Betts' article, 'Saunders Lewis publishes play BBC abandoned' (Western Mail, 1 December 1980, p. 9), is on f. 82. The 1962 and 1980 versions of the play both appear in Dramâu Saunders Lewis: Y Casgliad Cyflawn, Cyfrol 2, ed. by Ioan M. Williams (Cardiff, 2000), pp. 273-414.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

'Have a Cigarette' by Saunders Lewis

  • NLW MS 23867D.
  • File
  • [?1960s]

A typescript draft of 'Have a Cigarette', an English translation by Saunders Lewis of his play 'Gymerwch Chi Sigaret? (Llandybie, 1956); the translation is apparently unperformed and unpublished.
The English translation amends the original Welsh version in some places, particularly in the second act, the most substantial emendation being an entirely new beginning to that act (ff. 18-21). There are also manuscript emendations and annotations by the author and another unidentified hand. The manuscript title-page (f. i) is in the hand of Saunders Lewis.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985


  • NLW MS 23430D.
  • File
  • 1929-1936 /

Seven letters, 1929-36, from Saunders Lewis to Tegwen M. Clee, afterwards Morris, mainly relating to the Welsh Nationalist Party, together with a draft article, 'Merched Llydaw' by Tegwen Clee, and other related papers, 1929-1931.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

'O. M. Edwards',

  • NLW MS 23157C
  • File
  • 1956 /

Manuscript draft of an article, in Welsh, by Saunders Lewis on 'Owen M. Edwards', published in Triwyr Penllyn (Caerdydd, 1956), edited by Gwynedd O. Pierce, together with a related letter, 1956, from Saunders Lewis to the latter.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Saunders Lewis letters to T. Charles Edwards

  • NLW MS 24189E.
  • File
  • 1918, 1935-1976

Papers of Thomas Charles Edwards, Ampleforth, 1918, 1935-1976, including fifty-seven letters, in Welsh and English, from Saunders Lewis to him, 1935-1976 (ff. 1-5, 7-11, 13-15, 18, 20-45, 47-48, 50-55, 58-69), to his wife Imelda, 1940-1941, 1950 (ff. 16-17, 19, 49), or to both, 1939 (f. 12), containing personal news and discussing politics, current affairs, the Catholic Church and articles by TCE.
Also included are letters to TCE from David Jones, 17 June 1937, seeking to send Lewis a copy of his 'In Parenthesis' (f. 6), G[riffith] J[ohn] Williams, 16 July 1948, concerning an R. W[illiams] Parry englyn (f. 46) and John B[arrett] Davies, St Dogmaels, 22 October 1962 (ff. 56-57); together with a letter, 19 May 1918, from TCE, Shrewsbury, to his mother (ff. 70-73); a script for Lewis's radio talk 'A Prospect of Wales: 7. Welsh Writers of Today', as transmitted on the Welsh Home Service, 25 April 1961, being the copy sent by Lewis to TCE (ff. 74-84); and seven press cuttings, 1935-1936, mainly relating to Lewis and the burning of the bombing school at Penyberth (ff. 85-91).

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Saunders Lewis Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSSAUND
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1991

Papers, 1901-1991, of dramatist, poet and literary critic John Saunders Lewis consisting mainly of correspondence and comprising letters, 1914-1955, between Saunders Lewis and Margaret Lewis (née Gilcriest), including letters written whilst Saunders Lewis was serving in the First World War and whilst he was imprisoned in Wormwood Scrubs in 1937; letters, 1919-1984, to Saunders Lewis from various correspondents, including seventy-three letters, 1923-1983, from Kate Roberts, and fifty-three letters and cards, 1948-1974, from artist and writer David Jones, together with letters, 1937, to Margaret Lewis from David Jones and from various correspondents to her, 1919-1951; letters, 1919-1924, to Saunders Lewis from his father Lodwig Lewis, and letters, 1952, 1984-[c. 1986], to Mair Saunders Jones, daughter of Saunders and Margaret Lewis, including a letter, 1952, from Kate Roberts; together with autograph and typescript drafts of plays by Saunders Lewis, 1936-1983, articles, notes and addresses by him, including students notebooks of 1914-1920, and poetry, 1912-1947, by both Saunders and Margaret Lewis.
References include those to Plaid Cymru, Welsh nationalism, contemporary Welsh literature, the state of the Welsh language at the time, and Roman Catholicism.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Saunders Lewis: Paham y llosgasom yr ysgol fomio,

  • NLW MS 23078C
  • File
  • 1936 /

Original manuscript of the Welsh text of Saunders Lewis's address to the jury during his trial at Caernarfon Assizes, October 1936, for arson at the Penyberth Bombing School. The Welsh text, described by Saunders Lewis as 'partly strict translation but in part a separate and different composition' (see NLW MS 22951C, f. i), was subsequently published as a pamphlet Paham y Llosgasom yr Ysgol Fomio (1936).

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Saunders Lewis photocopies

  • NLW Facs 868
  • File

Photocopies of drafts and proofs of works by Saunders Lewis, comprising Problemau Prifysgol, Cymru Fydd, Y Cyrnol Chabert and T1938, 'Cell y Grog', Dwy Briodas Ann and the English version of 'Serch yw'r Doctor' (see NLW MSS 22953-4, 22956-8, 22960-2), together with a copy of Steven Runciman, The Sicilian Vespers (Cambridge, 1958) used by Saunders Lewis while compiling notes for a play set in the Pope's palace at Orvieto, 1281 (see NLW MS 22959).

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Saunders Lewis: Problemau Prifysgol

  • NLW MS 23113C.
  • File
  • 1962

A copy of a typescript draft, 1962, with autograph revision, of Saunders Lewis's play Problemau Prifysgol (Llandybïe, 1968).

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Garthewin, 12.9.48,

  • NLW Facs 1070.
  • file
  • [2012] /

Llungopi o ddau bennill a ysgrifennwyd yn llaw Saunders Lewis mewn copi o'i ddrama Blodeuwedd yn cyfeirio at Dad y rhoddwr 'Tom' yn chwyrnu. = A photocopy of two verses containing a cheerful reference to the donor's father 'Tom' snoring written on the endpapers of Saunders Lewis's copy of his drama Blodeuwedd.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Papurau Kate Roberts

  • GB 0210 KATERTS
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1985

Papurau Kate Roberts, 1866-1985, papurau llenyddol a gohebiaeth yn bennaf, yn cynnwys llythyrau oddi wrth Saunders Lewis, 1923-1985 (a gyhoeddwyd yn Annwyl Kate, Annwyl Saunders, gol. gan Dafydd Ifans (Aberystwyth, 1992)), ac oddi wrth ei gŵr Morris T. Williams; gohebiaeth yn ymwneud â gwahanol aelodau o deulu Kate Roberts, 1911-1977; cardiau cyfarch, 1910-1985; darlithoedd,1914-[c. 1975]; papurau'r teulu, 1950-1985; dramâu, 1931-1969; dyddiaduron, 1939, 1944 a 1978-1983, drafftiau nofelau a storiâu byrion a phapurau'n ymwneud â chyfieithu rhai ohonynt i'r Saesneg; erthyglau a nodiadau cyffredinol, [c. 1937]-1974; erthyglau a nodiadau ar lenyddiaeth,1917-1973; cyfrifon Gwasg Gee, 1934-1953; papurau'n ymwneud ag Ysgol Gymraeg Dinbych, 1958-1964; nodiadau ysgol a choleg, 1904-1913; eitemau printiedig, 1898-1988; a phapurau Gwasg Aberystwyth, 1942-1944. Mae'r archif hefyd yn cynnwys grwpiau helaeth o bapurau Morris T. Williams a'u cyfaill E. Prosser Rhys. = Papers of Kate Roberts, 1866-1985, mainly literary papers and correspondence, including letters from Saunders Lewis, 1923-1985 (published in Annwyl Kate, Annwyl Saunders, ed. by Dafydd Ifans (Aberystwyth, 1992)), and from her husband Morris T. Williams; correspondence relating to various members of Kate Roberts's family, 1911-1977; greetings cards, 1910-1985; lectures, 1914-[c. 1975]; family papers, 1950-1985; plays, 1931-1969; diaries, 1939, 1944 and 1978-1983, drafts of novels and short stories and papers concerning the translation of some of them into English; articles and general notes, [c. 1937]-1974; articles and notes on literature, 1917-1973; Gwasg Gee accounts, 1934-1953; papers relating to the Welsh School at Denbigh, 1958-1964; school and college notes, 1904-1913; printed items, 1898-1988; and Aberystwyth Press papers, 1942-1944. The archive also includes extensive groups of the papers of Morris T. Williams and of their friend E. Prosser Rhys.

Roberts, Kate, 1891-1985

Llythyrau at Saunders Lewis

  • NLW MS 23918E.
  • File
  • 1908-1978

Papurau, gan gynnwys un llythyr ar bymtheg, 1933-1978, a ddarganfyddwyd yn rhydd y tu mewn i gyfrolau o lyfrgell Saunders Lewis. = Papers, including sixteen letters, 1908-1978, found loose inside volumes from the library of Saunders Lewis.
Maent yn cynnwys llythyrau at Lewis oddi wrth Sir John Herbert Lewis, 1933 (f. 1), Edouard Bachellery, 1950-1951 (ff. 2-4, yn trafod ei lyfr L'oeuvre Poetique de Gutun Owain (Paris, 1950, 1951)), Tony Conran, 1961 (f. 7), Gareth Alban Davies, 1964 (f. 8), Aneirin Talfan Davies, 1969-1970 (ff. 9-10 verso), R. Brinley Jones, 1970 (f. 11), Donatien Laurent, 1975 (f. 14), a Michael T. Davies, 1977 (f. 15). Mae yna hefyd nodiadau amrywiol, 1908-[?1971], yn llaw Saunders Lewis (ff. 18-27), gan gynnwys nodiadau ar G. J. Williams, Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg (Caerdydd, 1948) a G. J. Williams, Iolo Morganwg: Y Gyfrol Gyntaf (Caerdydd, 1956) (ff. 22-25), a Gwaith Tudur Penllyn ac Ieuan Ap Tudur Penllyn, gol. gan Thomas Roberts (Caerdydd, 1958) (f. 27). = They include letters to Lewis from Sir John Herbert Lewis, 1933 (f. 1), Edouard Bachellery, 1950-1951 (ff. 2-4, commenting extensively on his own L'oeuvre Poetique de Gutun Owain (Paris, 1950, 1951)), Tony Conran, 1961 (f. 7), Gareth Alban Davies, 1964 (f. 8), Aneirin Talfan Davies, 1969-1970 (ff. 9-10 verso), R. Brinley Jones, 1970 (f. 11), Donatien Laurent, 1975 (f. 14), and Michael T. Davies, 1977 (f. 15). Also included are miscellaneous manuscript notes, 1908-[?1971], by Saunders Lewis (ff. 18-27), including notes on G. J. Williams, Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg (Cardiff, 1948) and G. J. Williams, Iolo Morganwg: Y Gyfrol Gyntaf (Cardiff, 1956) (ff. 22-25), and on Gwaith Tudur Penllyn ac Ieuan Ap Tudur Penllyn, ed. by Thomas Roberts (Cardiff, 1958) (f. 27).

Lewis, J. Herbert (John Herbert), Sir, 1858-1933

Barddoniaeth amrywiol,

  • NLW MS 21702E.
  • File
  • 1663-1994

Barddoniaeth o'r ail ganrif ar bymtheg hyd yr ugeinfed ganrif, gan gynnwys gweithiau gan Alan Llwyd (f. 2), W. J. Gruffydd (f. 14), Richard Davies (Mynyddog) (f. 76), Ray Howard-Jones (ff. 98-104), R. Williams Parry (ff. 106-110), Saunders Lewis (ff. 132-136), Vernon Watkins (f. 146), Harri Webb (ff. 153-154), Katherine Philips (The Matchless Orinda) (f. 158), ac Euros Bowen (ff. 161-169), ynghyd â nifer o feirdd llai enwog a rhai darnau anhysbys. Cynigiwyd rai o'r cerddi mewn cystadlaethau eisteddfodol (ff. 36-51, 53-61, 63, 113-124). Mae nifer o'r cerddi yn llaw y beirdd eu hunain, eraill yn gopïau neu mewn teipysgrif. Ceir hefyd garol plygain, a nodwyd i lawr [?19 gan., ¼ olaf] (ff. 155-157 verso), a llythyr, 1994, oddi wrth Jon Meirion Jones at Dafydd Ifans yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru yn ymwneud â Dafydd Jones (Isfoel) y Cilie (ff. 149-150). = Poetry, seventeenth to twentieth centuries, including works by Alan Llwyd (f. 2), W. J. Gruffydd (f. 14), Richard Davies (Mynyddog) (f. 76), Ray Howard-Jones (ff. 98-104), R. Williams Parry (ff. 106-110), Saunders Lewis (ff. 132-136), Vernon Watkins (f. 146), Harri Webb (ff. 153-154), Katherine Philips (The Matchless Orinda) (f. 158), and Euros Bowen (ff. 161-169), together with many lesser-known poets and some anonymous pieces. Some of the poems were submitted for competition at eisteddfodau (ff. 36-51, 53-61, 63, 113-124). Many of the poems are autograph while others are copies or in typescript. Also included is a plygain carol, noted down [?19 cent., last ¼] (ff. 155-157 verso), and a letter, 1994, from Jon Meirion Jones to Dafydd Ifans at the National Library of Wales regarding Dafydd Jones (Isfoel), Cilie (ff. 149-150).

Llwyd, Alan.


  • NLW ex 2795.
  • File
  • [1958]

Proflenni gali o ddrama Saunders Lewis gyda nodiadau, a nodyn yn llaw'r dramodydd yn gofyn am broflen ychwanegol.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985

Serch yw'r doctor

  • NLW ex 2453.
  • File
  • 1958

Nodiadau cefndirol yn Saesneg i gyd-fynd gyda'r perfformiad cyntaf o'r opera Serch yw'r doctor (y geiriau gan Saunders Lewis a'r gerddoriaeth gan Arwel Hughes) ar Wasanaeth Cartref y BBC, 24 Chwefror 1958, ynghyd ag 'Opera ddigri Gymraeg newydd', erthygl Leslie Wynne Evans, Coleg y Brifysgol, Caerdydd.

Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985