File C/4 - John Tripp and others

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John Tripp and others


  • [1944]x[c. 1987] (Creation)

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1 folder, 4 envelopes (3 cm.)

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John Tripp (1927-1986) from Bargoed, Glamorgan, journalist and poet, worked at the BBC and as Press Officer at the Indonesian Embassy and information officer at the Central Office of Information in London during the 1960s. After returning to Wales in 1969 he became a freelance journalist and was the literary editor of Planet from 1973 until 1980. He wrote poems and short stories, including The Province of Belief, The Inheritance File and Collected Poems.

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The file includes drafts, 1976, of the poem by John Tripp, 'Poet in the village', on the occasion of the publication of Selected poems, and a copy of the script of the play 'It's not by his beak you judge a woodcock', 1972, adapted by John Tripp from the short story by Glyn Jones; typescript copies of poems by Roland Mathias, [1944x1980], some of which contain manuscript amendments; and copies of plays by Dedwydd Jones, with printed leaflets and covering letter [?1963x1973].

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A record (45rpm), 'Doctor's lullaby carol', 1981, composed by Dr Gareth Rees Davies has been transferred to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (accession number: 0200 308 576).

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Preferred citation: C/4

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  • Text: C/4 (30).