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Letters to Elwyn Davies

  • NLW MS 21711E.
  • File
  • 1934-1981

Letters to Elwyn Davies, translator and poet, from literary friends. They contain personal news and observations on the correspondents' own writing, on Anglo-Welsh literature and on current affairs in Wales. The main correspondents are Raymond Garlick (44) 1963-1980, Glyn Jones (23) 1934, 1944-1981, and Roland Mathias (7) 1965-1972.

Davies, Elwyn, 1912-1994

Letters to Elwyn Davies,

  • NLW MS 23134D
  • File
  • 1981-1993.

Letters to Elwyn Davies (1912-1994), journalist, teacher, translator and poet, from his friends Glyn Jones (29) 1981-93, Raymond Garlick (36) 1981-93, and Leslie Norris (1) 1988, containing personal news as well as comments on their own work and that of other Anglo-Welsh writers.

Davies, Elwyn, 1912-1994

Miscellaneous literary papers

Mainly typescript and printed copies of mostly articles, [1935x2000] (with gaps), by Roland Mathias for various periodicals, some of which may have been published in The Anglo-Welsh Review. Among the papers are manuscript and typescript copies of poems by him; his tribute to Mansel Thomas published in Welsh Music, (1986), together with programme notes for the Llantilio Crossenny music festival, 1976, which included 'Raiders' Dawn' by Mansel Thomas ('Craswall' by Roland Mathias was among the poems featured in the song cycle); recollections of Harold Wilson, [1992x2000]; 'Poems by Paul Ramsey echoing Roland Mathias', 1989; notes regarding Whitsun riot [1963]; notes concerning some Anglo-Welsh writers, [1980x1990]; and two typescript poems by Elwyn Davies. In addition, the file contains research notes, 1940-1943, regarding mining in Cardiganshire (later used for the short story 'Digression into miracle'); papers, 1957-1958 and 1998, relating to the Pageant of Pembroke, 1958, including copies of the narrator's script by Roland Mathias; correspondence and notes, 1980-1983, relating to Henry Vaughan, with a script, [?1972], for a television programme about Breconshire which refers to the poet; and typescript drafts of 'A history of Wales', intended for the Pall Mall Press, together with related notes, cuttings and letters, 1968-1985.

Davies, Elwyn, 1912-1994