File NLW MS 23994F. - Poems by Margiad Evans,

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NLW MS 23994F.


Poems by Margiad Evans,


  • 1953-1958 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

14 ff. Placed in melinex sleeves within ringed box at NLW.

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Archival history

Also included is a letter, [1958] from Whistler to Dorothy Hancox of Cheltenham enclosing manuscript poems (f. 2), and an invoice from Hancox's bookdealer husband, Alan, 22 July 1958, selling this collection to Harry Walton of Covington, Virginia (f. 1).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bloomsbury Book Auctions (Harry and Virginia Walton sale); London; Purchased at auction, lot 274; 14 May 2009; 004659119.

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Scope and content

A collection of holograph poems, 1953-1956, by Peggy Eileen Whistler ('Margiad Evans'), including 'The Country Churchyard' (1955) (f. 3), 'God's Love' (1953) (f. 4), 'Autumn' ([1956]) (f. 5), 'Bather' ([1953]) (f. 7), 'The Old Name' ([1953]) (f. 8), and 'Cherry Orchard in Bloom' (f. 9).
Other fragments, also in Whistler's hand, include a page of an original play 'Dear Desdemona' (f. 10) [cf. NLW MS 23373E & NLW, Margiad Evans MS 29], and an excerpt from the second part of her unfinished 'Widower's Tale' (ff. 11-14).

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Conditions governing access

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding ownership of Margiad Evans copyright can be found at (viewed October 2009).

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Related units of description

For another manuscript with the same provenance, see NLW MS 23997D. A collection of letters from Whistler to Alan and Dorothy Hancox, 1954-6, is now NLW MS 22432D.

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Title based on contents.


Originally kept in blue folder (not retained), labled 'M.S. POEMS Margiad Evans', and numbered 'A-1651'.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23994F.

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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 23994F.