File NLW MS 21978E. - Dylan Thomas papers,

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NLW MS 21978E.


Dylan Thomas papers,


  • 1964-1983. (Creation)

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136 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis and Mervyn Levy; Purchase (with NLW MS 21979D); 1983

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Scope and content

Correspondence and papers, 1980-1982, relating to the laying of a memorial stone to Dylan Thomas in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey, together with papers relating to the presentation of the first Dylan Thomas Award, 1983 (ff. 130-3) and two letters, 1964, to Mervyn Levy concerning the poet (ff. 134-6). The correspondents include Daniel Jones (3) 1982, John Ormond (4) 1981, Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis (15 draft and copy letters) 1981-1982, and Llewelyn Thomas (2) 1982.

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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.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 21701-22852 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 8 (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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See also NLW MS 21979D.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21978E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 21978E.