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Kyffin Williams letter

Autograph letter, 2 February 1993, from Kyffin Williams, Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, to Margaret [Toms], thanking her for a letter of appreciation for his autobiography A Wider Sky (Llandysul, 1991) (f. 86 recto-verso).
Williams and Toms, a former Royal Academy staff member, had a mutual friend in Sidney Hutchison, former Secretary of the Royal Academy, and Williams refers to their recent dinner together in Beaumaris (as recorded in Williams's journal, 14 September 1992, see NLW, Kyffin Williams Archive A2/3). Also included is a card with a printed portrait by WIlliams, inscribed 'Happy Christmas - Kyffin' (f. 87).

Williams, Kyffin, 1918-2006

Llythyr Gwynfor Evans at Hywel Teifi Edwards

Llythyr, 10 Ebrill 1991, oddi wrth Gwynfor [Evans], Llanybydder, Dyfed, at Hywel [Teifi Edwards] yn cyflwyno anrheg o gyhoeddiad anhysbys gan Evans a ddisgrifir ganddo fel '[m]ath o bamffledyn politicaidd estynedig' (heb ei gynnwys gyda'r llythyr). = Letter, 10 April 1991, from Gwynfor [Evans], Llanybydder, Dyfed, to Hywel [Teifi Edwards] presenting him with a gift of an unspecified publication by Evans, described by him as 'an extended political pamphlet' (not included).

Evans, Gwynfor

Letter and card to Tom Ellis

A letter, 2 October 1990, from the poet R. S. Thomas to Tom Ellis, former MP for Wrexham, regarding a controversial speech by Thomas on the movement of non-Welsh speaking immigrants into the Welsh language heartland (f. 95, Welsh). Also included is a postcard, 1998, sent by Thomas to Ellis reacting to an article concerning Seamus Heaney in Prospect Magazine (f. 96, Welsh).
Accompanying the letter is a cutting of an article by Ellis ('British justice in the dock', Western Mail, 1 October 1990, p. 10) concerning Thomas' speech (f. 94, English).

Thomas, R. S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000

Kyffin Williams letter to John Harry Fisher Evans

A letter, 13 August 1987, from Kyffin Williams, Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, to John Harry Fisher Evans, Cardiff, illustrated with a self-portrait sketch in ink of the artist holding a shotgun. Williams discusses his ability with a shotgun and the recent award of a life peerage to his friend Nicholas Edwards (subsequently Baron Crickhowell).

Williams, Kyffin, 1918-2006

Alex Gordon correspondence with John Harry Fisher Evans

Two letters, 15 August 1987, 6 January [1988], from the architect (Sir) Alex Gordon, Llanblethian, to John Harry Fisher Evans, in Leicester (ff. 41, 43), together with a [?draft] letter, [31 December 1987], from Evans to Gordon, congratulating him on his award of a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List (f. 42).
Also included is the order of service for John Fisher Evans's funeral, on 28 October 1988 (f. 44).

Gordon, Alex, 1917-1999

Cynhadledd Cymdeithas Cynghorau Bro a Thref Cymru

Copi [?serocs], [1986], o adroddiad llawysgrif manwl gan R[obin] E. Parry, [?o Gyngor Tref Nefyn], yn dilyn degfed cynhadledd flynyddol Cymdeithas [Cynghorau] Bro a Thref Cymru yn Llanbadarn Fawr, 18 Hydref 1986. Ysgrifennwyd yr adroddiad yn ôl bob tebyg i'w gyflwyno i'r Cyngor Tref. Mynychodd Parry’r gynhadledd yng nghwmni’r Cynghorydd Humphrey Evans, [?o Gyngor Dosbarth Dwyfor], ac mae'r adroddiad yn cynnwys nifer o sylwadau anffurfiol amdano. = A [?xerox] copy, [1986], of a detailed handwritten report by R[obin] E. Parry, [?of Nefyn Town Council], following the tenth annual conference of the Wales Association of Community and Town Councils in Llanbadarn Fawr, 18 October 1986. The report was presumably written to be submitted to the Town Council. Parry attended the conference with Councillor Humphrey Evans, [?of Dwyfor District Council] and the report contains a number of informal anecdotes concerning him.

Parry, R. E. (Robin E.)

Didy Asquith letter to Sara John

A letter, 1986 (postmark 13 May 1986), from Diana ('Didy') Asquith, Overbury, [Worcestershire], to Sara John, London, concerning her recollections of Sara's father Edwin John. The letter discusses Edwin's boxing career and his exploitation by his manager.

Asquith, Didy, 1915-2005.

Leopold Kohr postcard

Postcard, dated 1 May 1981, from Leopold Kohr, Salzburg, to Drs Ann and Glyn Rhys, Ystrad Meurig, Dyfed, concerning their invitation to a ceremony later that month to award Kohr with the 'Golden Ring' of the province of Salzburg.
Glyn Rhys refers to the award in his autobiography Were Those the Days? (Llandysul, 2003), pp. 178-179.

Kohr, Leopold, 1909-1994

Kyffin Williams letter

Autograph letter, 24 February 1981, from Kyffin Williams, Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, to 'John', requesting his advice on how to acquire and prime new canvasses now that John has retired. The recipient may be John Reynolds of Highgate, supplier of materials to the artist.

Williams, Kyffin, 1918-2006

Kyffin Williams letters to Elin McGorran

Two letters, 19 April 1981 and 21 May 1993, from the artist Kyffin Williams, Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, to Elin [McGorran], who, as a student of Fine Art at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1981 was writing a dissertation on Williams.
Williams refers to McGorran's recent visit to interview him for the dissertation (f. 32) and discusses the antagonism of some members of the Welsh art establishment towards him (f. 33). Williams includes a self-portrait sketch in ink, depicting himself on horseback 'on a sheep station … in the Australian Outback' (f. 33 verso).

Williams, Kyffin, 1918-2006

Jehu family tree : sixth draft

Xerox copy, 1980, of the sixth draft of a pedigree chart of the Jehu family, originally of Llangynyw and Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire (ff. 1-5).
A few manuscript emendations and additions, [1980], are also included (f. 6).

Derrick-Jehu, Leo, 1919-1994

The Jehu Story : addenda

A memorandum, March 1979, containing additions and corrections to 'The Jehu Story', compiled by the donor (see NLW MS 17447xxxixE).

Derrick-Jehu, Leo, 1919-1994.

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