File NLW MS 23781D. - Letters,

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NLW MS 23781D.

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Letters,

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  • [c. 1890]-[c. 1934] (mainly [1928]-1934) / (Creation)

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102 ff. Guarded and filed at NLW.

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The letters to her father appear to have been returned to Ruck following his death in 1939.

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Forty-six manuscript and typescript letters, [c. 1890]-[c. 1934], from Berta Ruck, mostly to her father, Col Arthur Ashley Ruck, [1920s]-[c. 1934], containing mainly personal and family news.
Also included are two letters to her grandmother Mary Anne Ruck, [c. 1890] (ff. 1-4), and a carbon copy letter to her sister-in-law, Georgina Ruck, 15 July 1932 (ff. 86-91). Most of the letters were written either from home or while on holiday in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden. There are references to Oliver Onions (ff. 6-100 passim), Geoffrey Moss (f. 6), Sir Ray Lankester (ff. 9 verso, 10 verso-11, 12, 31, 32, 66), Ménie Muriel FitzGerald (ff. 13-17, 18, 29, 46-47, 56, 59), Alec Waugh (ff. 26, 35-36) and Vita Sackville West (f. 46); she also describes her car accident on 14 July 1932 (ff. 88-91). There are ink drawings by Ruck on f. 2 recto-verso.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23781D.

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vtls004960825

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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