NLW MS 22551E.
Welsh language status
- 1970-1988 (Creation)
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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 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).
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Donated by Mr Tom Ellis, Rhiwabon, 1988.
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Papers, 1970-1988, relating to the legal status of the Welsh language, accumulated by Tom Ellis while he was Labour MP for Wrexham, mainly comprising correspondence between himself and Raymond Garlick, 1971-1979, 1988 (ff. 1-171 verso). They relate mainly to court cases concerned with the language campaign in the 1970s and contain references to the operation of the Welsh Language Act 1967 and to the activities of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg and other groups. Press cuttings and other related papers forming part of this group are NLW ex 1045.
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 22551E.
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- Ellis, Tom, 1924-2010 (Creator)
- Garlick, Raymond (Creator)
- Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (1970-1988), NLW MS 22551E -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Great Britain. Welsh Language Act 1967 (1970-1988), NLW MS 22551E -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Ellis, Tom, 1924-2010 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Garlick, Raymond -- Correspondence (Subject)
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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