NLW ex 2790 (i & ii)
Margiad Evans family papers
- 1933-1965 (Creation)
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2 small boxes.
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Margiad Evans (1909-1958), born Peggy Eileen Whistler (later Williams), was a novelist, poet and artist, from Uxbridge, London. She moved to Bridstow, near Ross-on-Wye in 1920, where she lived until 1936. In 1940 she married Michael Williams and moved to Llangarron, staying there for eight years. She then moved to Gloucestershire and later to Sussex. Her first novel, published in 1932, was Country Dance, she then had three further novels published, The Wooden Doctor (1932), Turf or Stone (1934) and Creed (1936). She also published two autobiographical works, Autobiography (1943) and A Ray of Darkness (1952); a collection of short stories The Old and the Young (1948); and two volumes of poetry, Poems from Obscurity (1947) and A Candle Ahead (1956). She died in 1958.
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Mr Tom Nightingale, son of Nancy Nightingale; Norwich; Donation; June 2012; 006305767.
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A group of correspondence including letters from Margiad Evans (Peggy Eileen Whistler) to her sister Nancy [Nightingale]; a notebook containing a revised manuscript draft of the second (concluding) part of Margiad Evans's unpublished autobiographical essay 'The Immortal Hospital or Some Recollections of Our Childhood' (folios numbered 46-83; see also NLW MS 23369C and NLW, Margiad Evans Papers, September 1982 Donation 22-23); a script ‘December day’ broadcast by the BBC in 1954; and a guest book for Springherne, near Ross on Wye, 1937-9, run by the Whistler sisters with writings by Nancy Nightingale who wrote under the name Sian Evans.
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Preferred citation: NLW ex 2790 (i & ii)
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