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Margiad Evans manuscripts

  • Fonds
  • 1854, [c. 1932]-1960

Literary and personal papers, 1854, [c. 1932]-1960, of the novelist, poet and artist Margiad Evans comprising mainly manuscript and typescript drafts of both published and unpublished works and including a draft of her second novel The Wooden Doctor (Oxford, 1933), also manuscript and typescript drafts in preparation for her first published volume of poetry, Poems from Obscurity (London, 1947), manuscript essays, and typescript radio scripts by or based on Margiad Evans's work; together with journals for 1933-1934 and 1935-1939, which include mainly literary and personal notes; and miscellaneous papers.

Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958

The Wooden Doctor,

A volume containing an early manuscript draft, [c. 1932], by Margiad Evans of her second novel, The Wooden Doctor (Oxford, 1933), here entitled 'A Divine Image', and containing material not included in the published text. The volume was originally in the possession of the geologist and palaeontologist Robert Etheridge and contains notes by him, 1854, on lead mining in Cardiganshire (ff. 242 verso-244).

Etheridge, Robert, 1819-1903.

Letters to George Ewart Evans

  • NLW MS 23998D.
  • File
  • 1957-1958

Twenty-two letters, 1957-1958, to George Ewart Evans as editor of the revised edition of Welsh Short Stories (London, 1959), from authors or their representatives, relating to prospective stories for the volume.
The authors include Glyn Daniel, 10 July 1957, [1957x1958] (ff. 1-2), Rhys Davies, May-July 1957 (ff. 4-5), Islwyn Ffowc Elis, May-June 1957 (ff. 6-7), Nigel Heseltine, 11 April 1958 (f. 8), Emyr Humphreys, 13 January 1958 (f. 10), Glyn [Jones], 3 January 1958 (ff. 11-12), Gwyn Jones, May-July 1957 (ff. 13-14), Roland Mathias, 1 July 1957 (f. 16), Idris Parry, 18 May 1957 (f. 18), Alun Richards, 19 January 1958 (f. 19), and Aled Vaughan, 11 June [?1958] (f. 22). There are also letters from David Higham, 9 July 1958, representing Margiad Evans (f. 9), Gweno Lewis, [1957x1958], widow of Alun Lewis (f. 15), and Paul Scott, March-April 1958, representing Cledwyn Hughes (ff. 20-21).

Evans, George Ewart

Margiad Evans: The Thunderstorm

Autograph copy, [1956], of Margiad Evans's poem 'The Thunderstorm', dated 1954 but said to have been written while a patient at the [Kent and Sussex] Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, two years earlier. The poem is apparently unpublished.

Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958

Margiad Evans Papers,

  • GB 0210 MARANS
  • Fonds
  • [1930s]-[1958x1965] /

Papers relating to and created by Margiad Evans (Peggy Eileen Whistler), [1930s]-[1958x1965], comprising material for an unpublished critical biography of Margiad Evans, compiled by W. Arnold Thorpe, [1936x1965], including transcripts by Thorpe of poems, prose and letters by Margiad Evans, scripts of radio broadcasts and extracts of reviews of Margiad Evans's published prose works; correspondence relating to information on Margiad Evans; biographical and related material; Whistler family photographs; notes by W. Arnold Thorpe and source material; together with manuscripts and papers of Margiad Evans, including drafts and copies of poems, some unpublished [c. 1945]-[1958]; unpublished and published prose works, [c. 1930s]-[1958]; notebooks and journals, which include drafts of poems and prose pieces, 1942-[1950s]; correspondence, mainly from Margiad Evans to her husband, 1934-1958; reviews of Autobiography and A Ray of Darkness[1943-1952]; drawings including drawings representing eighteen out of the thirty illustrations for Alfred Williams, Tales from the Panchatantra (Oxford, 1930); and family papers, 1939-[1950s].

Additional papers donated October 2021: see added Series.

Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958

Margiad Evans letters,

  • NLW MS 22432D.
  • File
  • 1954-1956 /

Twelve letters, 1954-1956, from the novelist, poet and artist, Peggy Eileen Whistler ('Margiad Evans'), mainly to Alan and Dorothy Hancox, containing personal news and references to her writings (ff. 1-16 verso), together with five letters from her husband, Michael Williams, to the same (ff. 17-26 verso).

Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958

Margiad Evans family papers

  • NLW ex 2790 (i & ii)
  • File
  • 1933-1965

A group of correspondence including letters from Margiad Evans (Peggy Eileen Whistler) to her sister Nancy [Nightingale]; a notebook containing a revised manuscript draft of the second (concluding) part of Margiad Evans's unpublished autobiographical essay 'The Immortal Hospital or Some Recollections of Our Childhood' (folios numbered 46-83; see also NLW MS 23369C and NLW, Margiad Evans Papers, September 1982 Donation 22-23); a script ‘December day’ broadcast by the BBC in 1954; and a guest book for Springherne, near Ross on Wye, 1937-9, run by the Whistler sisters with writings by Nancy Nightingale who wrote under the name Sian Evans.

Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958

People on the Way: Preparing for Easter

People on the Way: Preparing for Easter.
First broadcast: 28 February 1993.
Typed script.
BBC television camera script for People on the Way: Preparing for Easter.

Plant Mari

Plant Mari.
Darlledwyd yn gyntaf: 15 Ebrill 1997.
Sgript wedi'i deipio.
Sgript teledu BBC ar gyfer Plant Mari.


Llythyrau, 1934-1982. Mae'r mwyafrif ohonynt yn llythyrau a anfonodd o'r Unol Daleithiau at ei rieni yn disgrifio'i fywyd yno a nifer o gardiau post hefyd. Ceir llythyr oddi wrth Nigel Heseltine.

Heseltine, Nigel

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 particular of a story by S. G. Leonard, 'A labour of love' (pp. 235-238).
There are also references to Nigel Heseltine, Lynette Roberts and Glyn Jones. The letter is apparently unpublished.

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953

Correspondence : H,

Includes letters from James Hanley (50), E. Howard Harris (4), John Harris (16), Peter Hellings, Jean Henderson (3), Rayner Heppenstall (30), Joyce Herbert (2), Robert Herring (12), Nigel Heseltine, Désirée Hirst (7), Cyril Hodges (14), Jeremy Hooker (6), Richard Hughes (2), Belinda Humfrey (11), and Emyr Humphreys (11).

Humphreys, Emyr

'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.

Letters to Eirene White

The file contains letters fully reflecting Lady White's busy public life, both in the House of Lords and in a host of committees and functions. Some relate to Welsh affairs and events. A number of letters derive from the celebrations to mark the centenary in January 1980 of the founding of Somerville College, Oxford. The correspondents include James Callaghan, 1980, Fred Dainton, 1980, Jennie Eirian Davies, 1980, Nicholas Edwards MP, 1980, Michael Heseltine, 1981, Sir Julian Hodge (2), 1981, Emyr Jenkins, 1981, Professor Lily Newton (2), 1980-1981, Gordon, Lord Parry, 1980, Wyn Roberts, 1981, Sir Melville Rosser (2), 1980-1981, and Emlyn Williams (2), 1980.

Callaghan, James, 1912-2005

Additions to Pennant's Outlines of the Globe

Thomas Pennant's copy of his Outlines of the Globe. The View of Hindoostan. Vol. II. Eastern Hindoostan (London, 1798), containing original water-colours and hand-coloured and pen-and-ink drawings, and extra illustrations not contained in the published work. Included are two drawings by Thomas Pennant, the original water-colour headpiece by William Angus, and water-colours by Thomas Pennant and Moses Griffith, Junior. Plates, drawings and engravings found loose inside the volume have been tipped in between the relevant pages. Other items loose inside (26 ff.) relating to the work include notes by Thomas Pennant; and eight letters to Thomas Pennant, 1798, including a letter from the Royal Society thanking him for their copy of his work, and letters from Thomas Daniell (1), John Douglas, bishop of Salisbury (3) and Patrick Russell (1).

Thomas Pennant and others.

Papers relating to the book Beyond belief: a chronicle of murder and its detection (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1967), including typescript ...,

Papers relating to the book Beyond belief: a chronicle of murder and its detection (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1967), including typescript drafts with manuscript revision, 1966-7 (L3/1-3); a bound file of Emlyn Williams's preliminary notes (L3/4); correspondence and papers, 1966-72 (L3/5); research material, 1966-9 (L3/6); Emlyn Williams's notebooks, c.1966 (L3/7-9); draft screen plays, 1968-9 (L3/10-12) and completed screen play, 1979 (L13); film script 1985 (L3/14); and reviews (L3/15-16).

Cofnodion Ymgyrch Senedd i Gymru / Parliament for Wales Campaign Records,

  • GB 0210 PARWAL
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000 /

Parliament for Wales Campaign records, 1988-2000, including minutes, accounts, correspondence, and files relating to membership, branches, policy, activities and publications.

A further consignment of papers were recived comprising correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial papers. This group remains uncatalogued.

Osmond, John

Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Adneuon 1960-1997 Deposits)

Sgriptiau a chopïau o sgriptiau, yn Gymraeg a Saesneg yn cynnwys sgyrsiau, 1937-1975; dramâu, 1937-1975; rhaglenni nodwedd, 1937-1975; sgyrsiau nodwedd, 1938-1975; Awr y Plant (sgyrsiau; storiâu, dramâu a rhaglenni nodwedd; ac amrywiol), 1932-1974; ysgolion,1935-1975; Good Morning Wales, 1970-1975; storiâu, 1970-1975; cerddoriaeth,1937-1975; crefydd,1943-1975; rhaglenni chwaraeon,1972-1975; cyfres wreiddiol o sgriptiau y BBC yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 1935-1977; Wales Today, 1972-1993; a Heddiw, 1973-1982./Scripts and copies of scripts, in Welsh and English comprising talks, 1937-1975; plays, 1937-1975; features, 1937-1975; talks features, 1938-1975; Children's Hour (talks; stories; plays and features; and miscellaneous), 1932-1974; schools, 1935-1975; Good Morning Wales, 1970-1975; stories, 1970-1975; music, 1937-1975; religion, 1943-1975; sports programmes, 1972-1975; original series of BBC scripts at the National Library of Wales, 1935-1977; Wales Today, 1972-1993; and Heddiw, 1973-1982.

BBC Wales

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