File NLW MS 23719B. - Notebook,

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NLW MS 23719B.




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67 ff. with insertions ;205 x 160 mm.Spiral-bound notebook; 'ABERDOVEY - NOTES IN WAR-TIME Begun September 4 1939' (label on front cover), 'VOLUME I' (ink on front cover).Leaves removed between ff. 50 and 51 and at end.Leaves removed between ff. 50 and 51 and at end

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Notebook of Berta Ruck, September 1939, recording her move from London to Aberdyfi, Merionethshire, at the outbreak of war and commenting on contemporary events. Press cuttings relating to the war and thirty-five letters and postcards to the author, August-September 1939, mainly from family and friends, have been pasted in.
The correspondents include Oliver Onions, discussing his own move to Aberdyfi, September 1939 (ff. 16 verso, 45, 47, 53 verso, 59, 60, 64), and Tony Thorne, 17 September 1939 (f. 67 verso). She records the engagements of both her sons (ff. 51, 65).

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English, one cutting in French.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23719B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23719B; $q - Leaves removed between ff. 50 and 51 and at end.