Fonds GB 0210 MSGARLICK - Raymond Garlick Manuscripts

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Reference code

GB 0210 MSGARLICK

Title

Raymond Garlick Manuscripts

Date(s)

  • 1947-2008 / (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

31 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

(1926-2011)

Biographical history

Raymond Garlick (1926-2011), Anglo-Welsh poet and critic, was born on 21 September 1926 in Harlesden, London, but was sent to live with relatives in Llandudno as a schoolboy. He learnt Welsh whilst studying English at the University of North Wales, Bangor. Garlick married Elin Hughes in 1948 (they divorced in 1977); the couple later adopted two children, Iestyn in 1952 and Angharad in 1958. In April 1949 he went to teach English at Pembroke Dock County School under Roland Mathias. There he was a co-founder of the literature periodical Dock Leaves (from 1958 the Anglo-Welsh Review), and its first editor, 1949-1960. In 1954 he moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog, where his neighbour was John Cowper Powys. In 1961 Garlick joined the International School at Eerde in the Netherlands. The family returned to Wales in 1967 when Garlick took up a position at Trinity College, Carmarthen. He eventually became Principal Lecturer in charge of the Welsh Studies course. He retired in 1987 but continued to live in Carmarthen. He died in Cardiff on 19 March 2011, aged 84. Garlick published several volumes of poetry including Poems from the Mountain-House (London, 1950), The Welsh-Speaking Sea (Tenby, 1954), Requiem for a Poet (Tenby, 1954), Blaenau Observed (Tenby, 1957), A Sense of Europe (Llandysul, 1968), A Sense of Time: Poems and antipoems 1969-1972 (Llandysul, 1972), Incense (Llandysul, 1976), Collected Poems 1946-86 (Llandysul, 1987), and Travel Notes (Llandysul, 1992). Garlick's contribution as a champion of Anglo-Welsh literature includes the critical treatise An Introduction to Anglo-Welsh Literature (Cardiff, 1970), and the anthology Anglo-Welsh Poetry 1480-1980, ed. by Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias (Bridgend, 1984).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

See sub-fonds level descriptions.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Raymond Garlick, 1947-2008, comprising poetry, 1951-1999; correspondence with Jacques Wirz, 1947-2008; letters, 1950-2003, from Elwyn Davies, Jonah Jones and others; and diaries and travel journals, 1987-1998, 2000-2001.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into two groups: manuscripts; correspondence with Jacques Wirz.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding ownership of Raymond Garlick copyright can be found at http://tyler.hrc.utexas.edu/ (viewed July 2010).

Language of material

  • English
  • German
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English unless otherwise specified.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 23141D, 23176-7D and 23411D are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For other manuscripts of Raymond Garlick at NLW see NLW MSS 19412E, 20779-81, 20791E, 23699E, ff. 44-51, and NLW, Raymond Garlick Papers (currently uncatalogued).

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Note

Title based on contents.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

vtls004033636

GEAC system control number

(WlAbNL)0000033636

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2009, October 2010 and May 2012.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003); Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Llandysul, 1986); Don Dale-Jones, Raymond Garlick (Cardiff, 1996); Meic Stephens, 'Raymond Garlick: English writer who made Wales and its history his principal subject', Independent, 17 June 2011.

Archivist's note

Description revised by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and by Rhys Morgan Jones.

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