File NLW MS 23800D. - Letters to John Elwyn : H-K,

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NLW MS 23800D.


Letters to John Elwyn : H-K,


  • 1946-1997. (Creation)

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188 ff. (bound in incorrect order; f. 171 should be located before f. 165, f. 182 should be located before f. 181).Guarded and filed at NLW.Several leaves (ff. 168-170) are badly faded.Several leaves (ff. 168-170) are badly faded

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Some one hundred and twenty-five letters, 1946-1997, in English and Welsh, to John Elwyn from various correspondents (surnames H-K), both personal and work related.
The correspondents include Leslie Harries, 1948-1957 (ff. 3-6), Alun [Hoddinott], [?1958]-[1978] (ff. 18-24), Shelagh Hourahane, 1967 (ff. 26-27), Bert Isaac, 20 May 1997 (f. 40), Herbert Lloyd-Johnes, 18 September 1959 (f. 52), Ewart Johns, [1996] (ff. 53-57), Bedwyr L[ewis] Jones, [1958] (f. 67), Emyr Wyn Jones, 1996-1997 (ff. 73-80), Glyn Jones, 1946-1992 (ff. 81-151), Harri [Pritchard Jones], 15 November 1985 (f. 152), Iorwerth Hughes Jones, 1949-1952 (ff. 158-159), Jack Jones, 9 June 1957 (f. 161), John [Gwilym Jones], 1 August 1997 (f. 163), Jonah Jones, 15 January 1984 (f. 164), and Jim [Parc Nest, T. James Jones], 1992-1997 (ff. 165-171). The letters contain references to Carmarthen School of Art (ff. 60-66). Also included are ten typescript poems, [1969], by Glyn Jones (all published) (ff. 100-107), along with sketched designs for some of them by John Elwyn, [1969] (ff. 109-112); a corrected typescript draft of Glyn Jones's article on John Elwyn, published in Y Genhinen, 26.2 (1976), 69-74 (ff. 124-129); brief autobiographical notes by Glyn Jones, 1987 (ff. 145-146); and a cutting from The Western Mail, 3 February 1996, Television Wales section, p. 12 (f. 168).

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Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding ownership of Glyn Jones and Jack Jones copyright can be found at (viewed March 2013).

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Eight letters of John Elwyn to Alun Hoddinott, 1976-1996, are in NLW, Alun Hoddinott Archive BA1/7; 116 letters from John Elwyn to Glyn Jones are in NLW, Glyn Jones Papers A12/5.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23800D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23800D; $q - Several leaves (ff. 168-170) are badly faded.