File NLW MS 23103D. - Helen Thomas letters to Rex Taylor

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NLW MS 23103D.


Helen Thomas letters to Rex Taylor


  • 1949-1964 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

71 ff.

Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Joan Stevens; Yoxford, Suffolk; Purchase; June 1992; B1992/31.

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Scope and content

Some fifty-six letters, [1950]-[1962], from Helen Thomas to the writer Rex Taylor (ff. 4-71), together with three letters, 1948-1964, to the poet Basil Dowling (ff. 1-3 verso); they contain mainly personal news, comments on Edward Thomas and on the work of Rex Taylor.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding the ownership of Helen Thomas copyright can be found at (viewed August 2018).

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

The contents are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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See also NLW, Edward and Helen Thomas Manuscripts.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23103D.

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2009 and August 2018


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan, and revised by Rhys M. Jones.

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  • Text: NLW MS 23103D.