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'Leisure' by W. H. Davies,

  • NLW MS 23960B.
  • File
  • 1914 /

A holograph copy of the poem 'Leisure' by W. H. Davies, signed and dated 8 May 1914.The poem was first published in William H. Davies, Songs of Joy and Others (London, 1911) and thereafter appeared in various collections and anthologies,...

Davies, W. H. (William Henry), 1871-1940

'Work without a name' (drafts)

Four notebooks and a series of disbound notebooks and loose leaves, [c. 1900]-[c. 1902], containing parts of a projected first novel by John Cowper Powys comprising substantial drafts of a romance set on the Sussex Downs; together with numerous, s...

A Boy's Sorrow by W. H. Davies,

  • NLW MS 23875B.
  • File
  • [1910s]

A holograph copy, [1910s], of 'A Boy's Sorrow', an apparently unpublished poem of two eight-line stanzas by W. H. Davies.

Davies, W. H. (William Henry), 1871-1940

Autobiographical writings,

Manuscript and typescript drafts by Berta Ruck, [1955]-[1974x1978], of chapters of projected and published autobiographical works, mainly concerned with her life in Wales.They include a manuscript draft of the first chapter of An Asset to Wales (L...

Barddoniaeth 'Peiran',

  • NLW MSS 12228-12229D, 12230-12233B, 12234-12235C, 12236D.
  • File
  • 1925-1936 /

Manuscripts, typescripts, and press cuttings of poetry, largely in free metres, by John Bryn Evans ('Peiran'), London. The compositions belong approximately to the period 1925-1936. Among the titles are 'Eisteddfod [Genedlaethol] Ab...

Evans, John Bryn.

Brenda Chamberlain letters

Nine letters, 1934-[1942], from Brenda Chamberlain, writing from Bangor and Tŷ'r Mynydd, to her husband John Petts (ff. 1-18). The correspondence reflects the increasing distance between husband and wife, and includes references to Hugh MacDi...

Chamberlain, Brenda


  • NLW MS 23243C
  • File
  • 1887-1914 /

Notebook of William Jones ('Gwilym Brynaman', 1867-1915), of Brynaman, co. Carmarthen, and Los Angeles, California, containing mathematical exercises, 1887 (pp. 1-36), and fair copies of poems, mostly in Welsh, composed by him, 1902-14, ...

Jones, William, Gwilym Brynaman, 1867-1915

Clifford Dyment papers

Manuscript and typescript papers, [?1932]-[c. 1965], of the poet and author Clifford Dyment, comprising poetry, [?1932]-[?1965] (ff. 1-76), and miscellaneous prose, [1948]-[c. 1965] (ff. 77-95).The poems appear to be mainly unpublished; those whic...

Dannie Abse: Down the M4

Autograph draft, [1972], of Dannie Abse's poem 'Down the M4', containing autograph revisions, deletions and variant readings (f. 74).Also included is a typescript fair copy of his poem 'Talking to Blake', with a manuscript...

Abse, Dannie.

Dedwydd Jones correspondence,

  • GB 0210 MSDEDW
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1994.

Papers, 1966-1994, comprising letters and cards to the playwright Dedwydd Jones, mostly from actors, playwrights and other prominent theatrical and literary figures.


Draft poems

Notebook, 1914-1915, containing autograph drafts and revisions of some twenty-five untitled poems by Edward Thomas (ff. 1v-27), all published in The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas, ed. by R. George Thomas (Oxford, 1978), where the manuscript is ...

Draft poems

Notebook, 1916, containing autograph drafts and revisions of twenty-seven untitled poems (ff. 7v-41), all published in The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas, ed. by R. George Thomas (Oxford, 1978), where the manuscript is designated M2 (p. xxiii) a...

Draft poetry

Drafts of poems by John Cowper Powys, published between 1896 and 1926; a heavily worked draft of an incomplete poem in two cantos, published in A Review of English Literature (January 1963); and drafts of over fifty poems, forty-one of which were ...

Dylan Thomas poems

  • NLW MS 23917D.
  • File
  • [1929]-[early 1940s]

A sample copy, [1929], of part of a projected printed book by Ezra Pound, to be called 'The Complete Works of Guido Cavalcanti', containing also four autograph poems and a prose fragment by Dylan Thomas, [1936]-[early 1940s], and two typ...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Edward Thomas: Cock-Crow

Autograph revised manuscript, [23 July 1915], of Edward Thomas's poem 'Cock-Crow'.The poem is preceded by an autograph note: 'The image used to appear to me every morning in the spring when the cocks crowed, just like a coat of...

Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917

Essays, poems, &c.,

Manuscript volume containing two essays, [c. 1953], by Margiad Evans, on Emily Brontë (ff. 1-16, chapter 1 of a projected book-length study), and John Clare (ff. 45-54), together with an apparently unpublished short story entitled 'The Lordly...

Margiad Evans.

Finishing Touches,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1910s]-1961, of autobiographical writings by Augustus John included in the posthumous volume Finishing Touches (London, 1964) (see also NLW MS 21570E), together with rejected portions of the text (ff. 56-9). So...

Great War Diary

  • NLW MS 23924A.
  • File
  • 1914-1916

Notebook, 1914-1916, kept by Nursing Sergeant Davies of 'C' section of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance unit, attached to the 38th (Welsh) Division of the British Army. It includes a diary, November 1914-June 1916 (ff. 1-12), describi...

Hanley manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 MSHANLEY
  • Fonds
  • [early 1930s]-1985 /

Manuscripts and correspondence, [early 1930s]-1985, of James Hanley and his wife, Dorothy Enid ('Timothy') Hanley, comprising literary papers of James Hanley, 1954-1985, consisting of published and unpublished works of fiction, including...

Hanley, James, 1897-1985.

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