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Lewis, Saunders, 1893-1985. File
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[Blodeuwedd?],

Pencil sketches of incidental music, possibly for a television drama entitled 'Blodeuwedd' by Saunders Lewis; and a photocopy of a corrected script of 'Blodeuwedd'.

David Jones letters to Valerie Wynne-Williams

  • NLW MS 24167i-iiiE.
  • File
  • 1958-1974

One hundred and twenty-four autograph letters, 1959-1974, from painter-poet David ('Dafydd') Jones, all addressed to Valerie ('Elri') Wynne-Williams (née Price), with the exception of two to her husband Michael ('Mihangel') (ff. 54, 112-113) and one to them both (ff. 55-56), discussing a variety of topics including his, and her, health and living conditions, his work, his friends, the Welsh language and Welsh history and politics. Some letters are illustrated with coloured pencil, pen and ink drawings, mainly of animals and flowers (ff. 8, 32, 33, 45 verso, 46 verso-47, 48 verso, 76, 103, 104 verso, 152), inscriptions (ff. 9, 34, 124 verso, 128, 136 verso) and sketch maps of Harrow (ff. 143, 144).
There are references throughout to friends and correspondents including Saunders Lewis (ff. 2-11 passim, 42-188 passim), Harman Grisewood (ff. 4-192 verso passim), René Hague (ff. 42 verso-187 passim), David Blamires (ff. 160, 186, 190 verso, 192), Louis Bonnerot (ff. 123, 186 verso), Tom Burns (ff. 13, 14 verso, 48, 64 verso, 68 verso, 77, 85 verso, 86 verso, 89 verso, 110, 116, 140 recto-verso, 188 verso), Douglas Cleverdon (ff. 68 verso, 160 verso, 162, 163 verso, 187), Aneirin Talfan Davies (ff. 9 verso, 11, 14 verso, 16, 33 verso, 63 verso, 71 verso, 123, 124, 128, 129 verso, 154 verso, 162), Clarissa Eden (f. 107 verso), T. S. Eliot (ff. 51 recto-verso, 62 verso, 67 verso, 69 verso, 71, 73, 74, 85), Gwynfor Evans (ff. 29 verso, 31, 131-192 verso passim), Illtud Evans (f. 6, 11 recto-verso, 37, 46 verso, 57, 61), Arthur Giardelli (ff. 150, 151 verso, 171 verso, 186), Eric Gill (ff. 45 verso, 66, 67 verso, 68 verso, 121), Stanley Honeyman (ff. 84, 140, 154 verso, 159 verso), Morag Owen (ff. 59, 98, 140), Catherine Rousseau (née Ivainer) (ff. 36 verso-127 passim), Stephen Spender (ff. 81 verso-82, 83 verso, 91), Bill Stevenson (f. 158 verso) and Helen Sutherland (ff. 68, 97 verso, 157). There are also occasional references to Desmond Chute (f. 120 verso), Idris Foster (ff. 60 verso, 63 verso), Philip Jones Griffiths (ff. 1, 131), David Lloyd George (ff. 108 verso-109, 127 verso), Megan Lloyd George (ff. 18 verso, 20, 21-22), J. D. Innes (f. 49 verso), Augustus John (f. 85 verso), Alun Oldfield-Davies (ff. 37, 77), Tristram Powell (ff. 142 recto-verso, 144), Caradog Prichard (ff. 19 verso, 77, 108), Kathleen Raine (f. 59 verso), Keidrych Rhys (ff. 6 verso, 8, 9, 16, 30 verso, 36 verso), Meic Stephens (ff. 171, 175), Vernon Watkins (ff. 47, 128 verso), D. J. Williams (f. 106 recto-verso), Kyffin Williams (ff. 49, 63, 77) and R. O. F. Wynne and his family (ff. 61, 62, 63, 64 verso, 67 verso, 81, 94 verso, 96 verso¸ 98, 130 verso), and brief reminiscences of his experiences during the First World War (ff. 70 recto-verso, 76, 79 recto-verso, 108 verso-109, 130 recto-verso, 151 verso, 164). Also included is a copy of his letter, dated 10 August 1959, to Megan Lloyd George (f. 21; for her reply see NLW, David Jones (Artist and Writer) Papers CT3/3, f. 247); cuttings of letters to the Times by David Jones, Valerie Price and others, 1958 (ff. 193-196); and a copy of a 1959 photograph of the two by Philip Jones Griffiths (f. 197). The letter of 23 September 1973 (ff. 178-179 verso) was published under the title 'Yr Iaith' in Planet, 21 (January 1974), 3-5.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

Gohebiaeth gyffredinol/General correspondence

Yn cynnwys llythyrau oddi wrth/Includes letters from: Trefor Beasley; D. J. Bowen; Kitchener Davies; Dr Noëlle Davies, T. I. Ellis (2); E. D. Jones; Saunders Lewis; D. Myrddin Lloyd; Dafydd Miles; Emrys Pride (2); Mati Rees; Keidrych Rhys (3); Jac L. Williams (2); R. O. F. Wynne.

Beasley, Trefor

Miscellaneous letters

  • NLW MS 21818E.
  • File
  • 1900-1995

Letters, 1900-1995, of miscellaneous provenance. Correspondents include A. J. Balfour (1) 1916, W. H. Davies (2) 1912-1913, Lyubov (Aimée) F. Dostoevskaya (1, in French) 1924, Owen M. Edwards (4) 1900-1916, David Lloyd George (4) 1911-1919, Megan Lloyd George (3) 1948-1951, Richard Hughes (6) 1923-1935, Augustus John (7) [1918]-1950, Daniel Jones (2) 1972-1981, David Jones (1) 1966 (discussing some of his paintings), Jack Jones (2) 1938-1939, Saunders Lewis (5) 1951-1965, Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor (1) 1937, Edward Thomas (1) 1901, and Ralph Vaughan Williams (1) [1940].

Notebook,

Notebook of Berta Ruck, January-June 1937, containing diary entries, ideas for fiction, comments on the progress of her writing, and pasted-in letters and cards to her, together with her typescript account of attending the trial at the Old Bailey of Saunders Lewis, Lewis Valentine and D. J. Williams, sketches of the defendants and related press cuttings and correspondence. Also pasted in are press cuttings relating to other contemporary events, including the coronation of George VI and the marriage of Edward, duke of Windsor.

Scripts without music,

Scripts of a number of radio or television plays for which Alun Hoddinott apparently composed the incidental music, but for which no music has been identified. The titles include 'Treason' and 'Yn y tren' (Saunders Lewis), and 'Jackie the jumper' (Gwyn Thomas),

Dyddiadur,

Llyfr nodiadau, 1957-1976, yn eiddo i T. Llew Jones, a ddefnyddiwyd yn achlysurol fel dyddiadur rhwng Tachwedd 1957 a Mawrth 1963 (ff. 1-61), gyda chofnodion unigol ar gyfer 16 Mehefin 1971 a 16 Hydref 1976 (ff. 61 verso-66). Ceir adroddiad, Chwefror-Mawrth 1963, o restiad ac erlyniad Emyr Llewelyn, a gyhuddwyd o danio ffrwydryn yng Nghwm Tryweryn, Bala (ff. 50 verso-61, 63). = Notebook, 1957-1976, of T. Llew Jones, used sporadically as a diary between November 1957 and March 1963 (ff. 1-61), with single entries for 16 June 1971 and 16 October 1976 (ff. 61 verso-66). Included is an account, February-March 1963, of the arrest and prosecution of Emyr Llewelyn, accused of causing an explosion at Cwm Tryweryn, Bala (ff. 50 verso-61, 63).
Cynhwysa'r gyfrol gyfeiriadau at Waldo Williams (ff. 2-45 verso passim), a'i gystudd olaf a'i farwolaeth (ff. 61 verso-64), Gwenallt (ff. 6, 52 verso), Proinsias Mac Cana (f. 6 recto-verso), Saunders Lewis (ff. 7 recto-verso), Alun Cilie (ff. 15, 20 verso, 38 verso, 64 verso-65), Cassie Davies (f. 17), Dic Jones (ff. 20 verso, 22), John Alun Jones (ff. 22, 52 verso, 54), W. Rhys Nicholas (ff. 22, 60 verso), Euros Bowen (ff. 29 verso-30 verso), Bobi Jones (ff. 31, 52 verso), Dilwen M. Evans (f. 32 recto-verso), Dewi Emrys (f. 41 verso), W. R. P. George (ff. 51, 58), Gwilym Tudur (f. 56 verso-57), ac Elwyn Jones (ff. 59 verso-60 verso); ceir cyfeiriadau hefyd at gystadlaethau'r Gadair yn Eisteddfodau Cenedlaethol Glyn Ebwy, 1958 (ff. 3 verso-4, 9, 31 verso, 33 verso-36), a Chaernarfon, 1959 (ff. 39 verso-40 verso), sinema symudol yn Nhregroes (ff. 4 verso-5), Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion (f. 13 recto-verso), cyfarfod Plaid Cymru yn Aberaeron (f. 16 recto-verso), cyfarfod yr Urdd yn Llandysul (f. 17 verso), a barddoniaeth Gymraeg (ff. 29 verso-31).

T. Llew Jones.