File NLW MS 10811D - Poetry of Idris Davies

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NLW MS 10811D


Poetry of Idris Davies


  • [late 1920s]-[?1953] (Creation)

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411 ff.

Guarded and filed at NLW as two volumes (vol I: ff. 1-205; vol. II: ff. 206-411).

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Holograph and typescript copies of poetry by Idris Davies, some in exercise books, among them being drafts of 'Beyond the Black Tips', 'The Valleys of My Fathers' and 'Land of My Fathers' (an early version of Gwalia Deserta (London, 1938)) (vol. I). There are also drafts of over two hundred poems and epigrams.

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  • English

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part XIX, 249.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 10811D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: NLW MS 10811D.