File NLW MS 23007E - Letters to Ceri and Frances Richards,

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NLW MS 23007E


Letters to Ceri and Frances Richards,


  • 1928-1985. (Creation)

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152 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Over one hundred and twenty letters, 1928-80 (correspondents A-M), to Ceri and Frances Richards, many of them concerned with their work as artists, together with one letter, 1985, to the artists' daughters. The correspondents include Francis Bacon (1) [1940s], Benjamin Britten (1) 1957, R. A. Butler (2) 1967, Sir Kenneth Clark (1) 1942, Arthur Giardelli (1) 1970, Ivon Hitchens (3) 1957-66, Imogen Holst (3) 1966-70, Augustus John (2) 1960, David Jones (4) 1961-70, and Henry Moore (15) 1942-62.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

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The contents of NLW MSS 2853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23007E

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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