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David Jones : Dock Leaves

  • NLW ex 2606.
  • File
  • 1955

An autograph letter, 1955, from David Jones, artist and writer, enclosing proof corrections to his article 'History and pre-history' to be published in the literary magazine Dock Leaves.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones (Artist and Writer) Papers

  • GB 0210 DJONES
  • Fonds
  • 1821, 1853-1981 (predominantly 1930-1980)

Literary manuscripts of David Jones, with manuscript drafts of In Parenthesis: seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu; The anathemata: fragments of an attempted writing; Epoch and Artist: selected writings by David Jones; The Sleeping Lord and other fagments; The Dying Gaul and other writings, and The Roman quarry and other sequences. There is a substantial body of letters to David Jones from friends, editors and others, 1910-1976; draft letters from David Jones to friends, newspaper editors and others, 1929-1982; and letters by David Jones, 1919-1985, published in Dai Greatcoat: a self-portrait of David Jones in his letters. There are some examples of David Jones' art, and material relating to David Jones as an artist, as well as personal documents, financial papers, family papers, photographs, and accumulated research material.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letter

  • NLW MS 23866D.
  • File
  • 1 March 1972

A letter, 1 March 1972, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Alun R. Jones, Professor of English at UCNW, Bangor (f. 1), enclosing a typescript draft of sleeve notes, prepared by the latter, for a gramophone record entitled Poets of Wales: David Jones (Argo, 1972), with copious manuscript notes and corrections by David Jones (ff. 2-9).
David Jones' notes include comments on his poems 'A, a, a, Domine Deus' (ff. 1 verso, 5), 'The Sleeping Lord' (ff. 1 recto-verso) and 'The Tribune's Visitation' (ff. 6-7). Also included is a revised typescript draft of the sleeve notes (ff. 10-17).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones: Letters

  • NLW MS 22274E
  • File
  • 1961-1974

Letters to Rachel Bromwich from David Jones, artist and writer (3) 1961-1965, together with a copy of Agenda, vol. 4, no. 1 (April-May 1965), containing David Jones's poem The Hunt, with notes and corrections in the author's hand, and from Colin Wilcockson, Cambridge (2) 1974, one enclosing a copy of a letter, 1974, from David Jones (ff. 39-46).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones: Letters

  • NLW MS 22243E
  • File
  • 1950-1972

Letters from David Jones (1895-1974), artist and writer, to Maurice Percival (11 and a postcard), 1950-1972, and Mrs R. H. Cobb (3), 1953, some embellished with inscriptions (ff. 1-23); together with autograph prose draft and notes (ff. 24-27).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Colin Hughes

  • NLW MS 21830E.
  • File
  • 1969-1972

Six letters, 1969-1972, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Colin Hughes concerning the attack made by the 38th (Welsh) Division on Mametz Wood, 1916, in which David Jones took part, and the re-creation by him of the attack in part 7 of his In Parenthesis (London, 1937). The recipient quotes from these letters in his short study entitled David Jones, The man who was on the field: 'In Parenthesis' as straight reporting (Manchester: The David Jones Society, 1979).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Douglas Cleverdon

  • NLW MS 22101E.
  • File
  • 1926-1965

Thirty-three letters and cards, 1926-1929, 1954-1965, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Douglas Cleverdon. The earlier series (ff. 1-37) concerns David Jones's engravings on copper for the edition of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Elwyn Evans

  • NLW MS 21907E.
  • File
  • 1953-1962

Seven letters and a postcard, 1953, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Elwyn Evans, principally concerning the arrangements for broadcasting 'Wales and the Crown', a radio talk by David Jones (see David Jones, Epoch and Artist, ed. Harman Grisewood (London, 1959), pp. 39-48); with some related papers, 1953-1962.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Jim Ede

  • NLW Facs 917
  • File
  • 1931-1944

Photocopies of some fifty letters, 1931-1944, from the artist and writer David Jones (1895-1974) to the artist H.S. Ede ('Jim' Ede, 1895-1990), including manuscript and typescript autobiographical accounts by David Jones. The originals (L.9.1977-L.60.1977) are held at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, founded by Jim Ede in 1957.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Juliet and Richard Shirley Smith

  • NLW MS 23541E.
  • File
  • 1953-1964

Ten letters, 1953-1964, from David Jones, artist and writer, to the painter and engraver Richard Shirley Smith and his artist wife Juliet Wood, mostly written, 1960-1961, while the latter were abroad studying in Italy. The letters, containing comments on David Jones's work and that of the recipients, were published in a limited edition, David Jones, Ten Letters ..., ed. by Derek Shiel (London: Agenda Editions, 1996); copy no. 1/150 was acquired with the letters and is filed with them.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Kathleen Raine

  • NLW MS 21962E.
  • File
  • 1950-1972

Seventeen letters, 1950-1972, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Kathleen Raine.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Louis Bonnerot

  • NLW MS 24128F.
  • File
  • 1937, 1959-1974

Correspondence, 1937, 1959-1974, of Louis Bonnerot, Professor of English Literature at the Sorbonne, Paris, comprising twenty-two letters, 1960-1974, from the poet and artist David Jones, Harrow, mostly concerning Bonnerot's translations of Jones's poems into French (ff. 1-47), together with four draft and copy letters from Bonnerot to Jones, 1959-1974 (ff. 49-54), a letter, 24 August 1974, from Jones to Luce Bonnerot, following her husband Louis's death (f. 48), and a typescript letter, 25 December [1937], to Bonnerot from C[ecil] Day Lewis (f. 55).
Jones answers Bonnerot's questions about specific turns-of-phrase used in his poems as well as giving detailed corrections to printers' errors in editions of his work; he also discusses reviews and lectures by Bonnerot, articles in British magazines concerning Jones's work, and the history of Wales and Roman Britain. An illustration of a 'pacing-stick' is on f. 11 verso. There are occasional annotations in pencil by Bonnerot (ff. 29, 29 verso, 32, 33 verso, 36, 36 verso, 38, 38 verso, and 43), together with a transcript by Bonnerot of most of Jones's letter of 9 October 1972 (ff. 56-61).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Mildred Mary Ede

  • NLW MS 23537E.
  • File
  • 1949-1951

Five letters, 1949-51, from David Jones to Mildred Mary Ede, mother of Jim Ede, founder of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. The letters refer mainly to the painting 'Vexilla Regis' purchased by Mrs Ede and now at Kettle's Yard. Also included is a letter, 1951, from David Baxandall of the Manchester City Art Gallery, concerning a proposed exhibition.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Morag Owen

  • NLW MS 24139E.
  • File
  • 1952-1990

Correspondence and other papers, 1952-1990, of Morag Owen (née McLennan; later married name Bulbrook), relating to her friend the painter-poet David Jones, including eighteen letters and cards to her from Jones, 1952-1973 (ff. 1-15, 17-25), and one to her first husband Richard Owen, 28 July 1965 (f. 16), mostly concerning personal matters, Jones's health, Welsh grammar and placenames and the 'Old North'.
Four of the items are photographic reproductions of Jones's inscriptions, sent as Christmas, and other, cards (ff. 1, 3, 9-10); in three instances Jones has altered the photographs with the addition of further painted inscriptions (ff. 3, 9-10). A copy of the 1961 Faber Christmas card, designed by Jones, was sent by him as a ' Spring 1962' card (ff. 11-12; for a clean copy of the same card see ff. 39-40). Also included are letters to Morag from Barbara, [Countess of] Moray, 31 August 1977 (f. 26), Diana L. Austin, Oxford, April-May 1978 (ff. 27-31), and Thomas Dilworth, University of Windsor, Ontario, 1986-1990 (ff. 33-35), all concerning David Jones, as well as two draft inscriptions, presumably by Jones (ff. 36-37), a photograph of him, [1950x1970] (f. 38), a pencil drawing by Jones of a young woman in profile, [c. 1967] (f. 41), and press cuttings of three book reviews from The Times, 15 May 1978, p. 12 (f. 44), The Tablet, 3 June 1978, pp. 532-3 (ff. 45-46) and The Sunday Times, 18 June 1978, p. 40 (f. 47).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Nancy K. Sandars

  • NLW MS 23238E
  • File
  • 1964-1974

Twenty letters, 1964-74, from David Jones (1895-1974), artist and writer, to the archaeologist Nancy K. Sandars. As well as containing references to his work, the letters discuss a range of topics including the history and prehistory of Wales.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Petra Tegetmeier

  • NLW MS 22336E
  • File
  • 1930-1970

Thirty-four letters from David Jones (1895-1974), artist and writer, to Petra Tegetmeier, 1930-1970, mostly 1930-1935, including letters from Egypt in 1934. Drawings on ff. 24, 35v, 36 and 54; inscriptions on ff. 28 ('Exsultet iam angelica turba ...') and 53 ('Gloria in excelsis ...').

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Philip Hagreen

  • NLW MS 23431E.
  • File
  • 1925-1972

Nine letters and a postcard, 1925-40, 1954-72, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Philip Hagreen. The first letter, which includes two drawings in ink, was published in Hague, René (ed.): Dai Greatcoat ... (London, 1980).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Robin Ironside

  • NLW MS 23705E.
  • File
  • 1942-1943

Five letters, 1942-1943, from the artist and writer David Jones to the art historian and critic Robin Ironside, relating to the preparation of Ironside's illustrated booklet David Jones (Harmondsworth, 1949).
Jones discusses painting from nature and the selection of paintings for the volume. A sketch of a balcony view is on f. 4.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Stuart Piggott

  • NLW MS 23559E.
  • File
  • 1953-1967, 1996

Nine letters and one card, 1953-1967, from David Jones, artist and writer, to Stuart Piggott (d. 1996), Abercromby Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, 1946-77 (ff. 1-11); together with a photocopy, 1996, of a journal entry by the latter, 16 June 1967, describing a visit to David Jones (ff. 12-14).

Jones, David, 1895-1974

David Jones letters to Tom Burns

  • NLW MS 21797E.
  • File
  • 1940-1971

Twenty-three letters, 1940-1971, from David Jones, artist and writer, to his friend T. F. (Tom) Burns, nineteen of which date from the period 1940-1944 and form a valuable source for the life and work of the writer during the war years. The principal subjects discussed in the others are the history of Wales, the early history of the compass, Malory's Morte Arthur and the writer's experiences in the First World War. Twelve of these letters were printed, wholly or in part, by René Hague in Dai Greatcoat: A self-portrait of David Jones in his Letters (London, 1980).

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