File NLW MS 23893E. - Margiad Evans Letters,

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NLW MS 23893E.


Margiad Evans Letters,


  • 1938-1943, 1956 / Margiad Evans. (Creation)

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50 ff. Filed loosely within archival envelope at NLW.

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Mr Andrew Butcher; Santa Barbara, California; Donation; October 2002

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Scope and content

Twelve letters and one Christmas card, 1938-1943, from the author and illustrator Peggy Eileen Whistler ('Margiad Evans'), to the donor's father, Thomas Kennedy Butcher (ff. 2-23), together with one letter to Mr Butcher from Arnold Thorpe, 1964 (f. 33).
Also included are photographs of Margiad Evans, 1938-1940 (ff. 25-32), a photocopy of her inscription in Mr Butcher's copy of her novel, The Wooden Doctor (1933) (f. 24), and a typescript copy of her radio script 'December Day', broadcast on 31 December 1956 (ff. 34-50) (see also NLW MS 23373E).

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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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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23893E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Maredudd ap Huw;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23893E.