File AAA2/5/4 - Letters S-W

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Letters S-W


  • 1919-1963 (Creation)

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64 ff. (12 envelopes in 1 folder)

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Letters to John Cowper Powys arranged alphabetically, S-W. The correspondents are as follows: Elisabeth Schoen (3), 1957-1958, 1962 (with enclosed printed piece (in French) relating to the French translation of John Cowper Powys's Autobiography (1934)); Enid Mary Starkie (1), 1956; B. T. W. Stevenson (1), 1957; Martha Sweeney (1), 1928; Gilbert Turner (1 postcard), 1945; Bridie Wall, cousin of Gerard Casey, husband of John Cowper Powys's niece Mary Casey (1), undated (photocopy) (annotated by John Cowper Powys); Theresa Whistler (1), 1959; Louis Wilkinson (2 telegrams), 1919; Dora Williams (10), 1939, 1941, 1943-1944; Huw Menai Williams (2), 1951, 1958 and Anne, his wife (1), 1962 (together with a press cutting, 1951, relating to a luncheon held in Huw Menai's honour, and a printed flyer advertising an edition of the periodical Wales in which an article by Huw Menai appeared); Angus Wilson (3), 1956, 1962-1963; and Gamel Woolsey (2), 1951 (containing her response to John Cowper Powys's novel Porius (1951), 1952 (reference to the death of John Cowper Powys's sister Gertrude Powys).

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Arranged alphabetically.

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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. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

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English, French.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description compiled by Geraint Phillips and Bethan Ifan.

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  • Folder: John Cowper Powys Manuscripts and Papers AAA2/5/4 (Box 19)