Item NLW MS 23699E, ff. 94-96. - Letter and card to Tom Ellis

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NLW MS 23699E, ff. 94-96.


Letter and card to Tom Ellis


  • 1990, 1998 (Creation)

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3 ff.

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Mr Tom Ellis; Wrexham; Donation; August 1999; A1999/99.

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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).

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Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding the ownership of R. S. Thomas copyright can be found at (viewed June 2009).

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23699E, ff. 94-96.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23699E, ff. 94-96.