File NLW MS 23987D. - Quick March,

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NLW MS 23987D.


Quick March,


  • [1931] / (Creation)

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12 ff. ; 250 x 200 mm. Encapsulated in melinex, attached between boards, and placed in archival folder at NLW.

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From the collection of Vita Sackville-West, Sissinghurst Castle.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller; New York; Purchase; December 2008; 004607819

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An autobiographical work entitled 'Quick March', written [in 1931] by Helen Thomas, and bearing corrections and paragraph marks, evidently in preparation for publication. The work appeared untitled as the seventeenth and final chapter of her second memoir, World Without End (London: Heinemann, 1931), 181-194. This manuscript was claimed by the seller to have been owned by Vita Sackville-West, who reviewed World Without End (see Myfanwy Thomas (ed.), Helen Thomas: Time & Again: Memoirs and Letters (Manchester, 1978), 130).

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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 23987D.

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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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March 2011.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Maredudd ap Huw;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23987D.