File NLW MS 23790C. - Notebook,

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NLW MS 23790C.




  • 1931-1932 / (Creation)

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i, 95 ff. with insertions (93 verso inverted text) ;240 x 190 mm.Cloth covers.Leaf removed between ff. 18 and 19; bindings disintegrating; affected by damp.Leaf removed between ff. 18 and 19; bindings disintegrating; affected by damp

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Notebook of Berta Ruck, October 1931-August 1932, containing journal entries, including an account of her stay in Vienna, October-November 1931 (ff. 2-31), notes for fiction, verses and sketches by the author and a record of her dreams. Some twenty-seven letters, postcards and telegrams from family and friends, photographs, cuttings and other ephemera have been pasted in.
The correspondents include Oliver Onions, [October 1931] (f. 21), Doris Langley Moore, December 1931-February [1932] (ff. 53, 87), Marie Belloc-Lowndes, [1932] (f. 54 verso), Marda Vanne, [1932] (ff. 70 verso, 76a), and Ferdinand Deutelmoser, October 1931, April 1932 (ff. 73, 91). The volume also contains ink sketches (ff. 60, 70, 71, 81 verso) and verse (ff. 47 verso, 66, 68, 93 verso) by Ruck, and a German translation by Deutelmoser of another of her verses (f. 25 verso).

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English, German.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23790C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23790C; $q - Leaf removed between ff. 18 and 19; bindings disintegrating; affected by damp.