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'Early Essays'

The file consists of items grouped by the author under the title `Early Essays', which do not appear to be specifically connected with the other books listed in this series and which include: handwritten observations on birds in remote areas of Powys, 1946; an amended typescript of an essay entitled 'Birdwatching in Central Wales' [c.1948]; four small bundles, comprising a season by season description of birds, animals and plants, starting in spring 1949, partly in diary form, combined with more detailed notes on individual species, sources, bibliography and author's projects, which appear to have been intended for a book entitled A Birdwatcher's Year in Wales; loose notes with headings March to July and September [1962 or later], which include remarks on the seasons, wildlife observations, outlines for chapters and illustrations; an amended typescript of the first two chapters of an intended book, Swallow Days, with a speculative letter to a publisher, 1962; a manuscript essay on the short-eared owl by Condry's friend, Ray Perry; and a letter from Irene (Benjamin) Vaughan, 1961, on daffodil species.

Perry, Ray ca. 1918-

Letters: P

The file comprises letters from Ray [Perry], containing humour, sightings of mammals, birds and nests, with occasional relevant press articles, tedium of the War, pressures on conscientious objectors, identification of trees, plants and fungi, birdwatching expeditions to Wales, career worries, personal philosophies, forestry work, mutual acqaintances, Condry's intention to become a school teacher, lyrical descriptions of Cornwall, Merionethshire and other rural areas, literary allusions, especially to Richard Jefferies and Henry Williamson, with occasional sketches and manuscript and typed versions of an essay by Perry, entitled 'Short-eared Owl'

Perry, Ray ca. 1918-