File AAB2/2/1 - Letters to Gamel Woolsey

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Letters to Gamel Woolsey


  • 1930-1959 (Creation)

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18 ff. (1 envelope as part-contents of 1 folder)

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Four letters, 1930, 1942, 1952, 1959, from John Cowper Powys to the poet and novelist Gamel Woolsey. The letters contain references to Powys's preparations prior to embarking on his novel Porius (1951), as well as his response to his brother Llewelyn Powys's novel Apples Be Ripe (1930) and to some writings of Gerald Brenan; there are references also to the death of Powys's sister Gertrude Powys in 1952. Enclosed with the letter of 1959 is a poem addressed to Gamel Woolsey by Powys entitled 'A Pity' (f. 17).

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description compiled by Bethan Ifan.

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  • Folder: John Cowper Powys Manuscripts and Papers AAB2/2/1 (Box 35)