File AC1/1/2 - John Cowper Powys literary executorship papers: Royalty statements, translation rights, etc.

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John Cowper Powys literary executorship papers: Royalty statements, translation rights, etc.


  • 1957-1999 (Creation)

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7 folders in 1 large box (correspondence only foliated: 34 ff.) Many leaves with torn and/or fragile edges. Correspondence: upper right-hand corner of f. 1, lower lef-hand corner of f. 4, lower right-hand corner of f. 6 and upper edge of f. 29 fragile; lower right-hand corner of f. 30 torn.

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Royalty statements (some photocopied) and translation rights material, 1957-1999 and undated, relating to John Cowper Powys's literary executorship, with some royalty statements relating to his brother Theodore Francis Powys's literary executorship. Most of the statements and rights are addressed to Francis Llewellyn Powys, with some addressed to Violet Powys, wife of Theodore. Together with related correspondence, 1958-1959, 1961, 1963, 1966-1967, 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1980-1982, 1984, 1990 and undated, addressed to Francis Llewellyn Powys and Violet Powys mainly from publishers Chatto & Windus, and draft letters from Francis Llewellyn Powys to Gerald Pollinger (3), Laurence Pollinger (1) and Denzil de Silva (1) of literary agents Laurence Pollinger Ltd and one letter from Violet Powys to Ian Parsons of Chatto & Windus. Some of the papers and correspondence bear manuscript notes, accounts, etc. made by Francis Llewellyn Powys.

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Arranged chronologically/roughly chronologically: 1958-1990 (i), 1957-1969 (ii), 1970-1974 (iii), 1975-1979 (iv), 1980-1985 (v), 1986-1989 (vi), 1990-1999 (vii).

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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Welsh

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English, French, German, Dutch, Welsh.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifan.

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  • Box: John Cowper Powys Manuscripts and Papers AC1/1/2 (Box 44)