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Clarke, Gillian, 1937-
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Letters and cards to Gwyneth Lewis from friends, family, agents, writers and colleagues concerning personal, social, family and literary matters, including a typescript copy of a poem ('Flood') by Gillian Clarke, and also cards from Gwyneth Lewis to Leighton Denver Davies and cards to him from relatives, with related press cuttings..


Letters and cards to Gwyneth Lewis from friends, family, writers and universities concerning personal, social, family, literary, artistic, medical and academic matters, including her published work and her fellowships at Harvard and Girton College, Cambridge, as well as projects in which she took part, together with a proof copy; also included are cards from Gwyneth Lewis to Leighton Denver Davies and a letter to her parents from friends concerning her ordination into Gorsedd y Beirdd, with related photographs.


Letters to Gwyneth Lewis from family, friends, literary associates, publishers and agents concerning personal, social, literary and academic matters, especially her published work including Zero Gravity, Parables and Faxes, Y Llofrudd Iaith and Sunbathing in the Rain, and the issues raised by them, notably depression and language, and also a proposed BBC documentary about Gwyneth Lewis, with typescript copies of poems from Zero Gravity (under its working title Coconut Postcards) including ‘A Goan honeymoon’ and ‘Red kites at Tregaron’, as well as ‘The Big Ask’ (dedicated and sent to the Wales rugby coach Graham Henry), together with the script of a BBC broadcast featuring poetry by Gwyneth Lewis (from Zero Gravity) and others, a draft typescript copy of a piece of prose sent by Zadie Smith, a typescript copy of an article on translation by Jenny Joseph, booklets on a residential contemporary writing centre in France and a collection of watercolours by Rose McKinley, and related press cuttings, photographs, flyers, certificates and event programmes.


Letters, cards and email correspondence between Gwyneth Lewis, friends, publishers, agents, colleagues, academics, family, universities, government agencies, funding bodies, event organisers, artists and readers of her work concerning literary, social, personal and broadcasting matters, including the creation, publication, performance, translation, sales and impact of her literary work, her research, her literary collaborations and appearances, depression and illness, her inscription for the Wales Millennium Centre, her tributes to other writers, family news, fellowships at Girton College, Cambridge, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the potential purchase of her archival papers, together with draft letters from Gwyneth Lewis, a typescript draft of the introduction to her verbal presentation on ‘The Health of Poetry’ and manuscript notes and memoranda relating to her work, and manuscript notes by her on typescript poems by George Szirtes, as well as related press cuttings, forms, booklets and event schedules, and also email printouts of family photographs, a short typescript essay by an unidentified author on Welsh attitudes to Ireland, a funeral address relating to her uncle in the United States, and a draft letter from Leighton Denver Davies to the Mountain Ash Golf Club. The paper on which some of the emails are printed comprises: letters and documents concerning listing agreements, insurance and radio licensing, 2001-2007, relating to Gwyneth Lewis’s yacht ‘Jameeleh’; a copy of parts of her CV; printouts of parts of 'A Hospital Odyssey'; copies of work sent to her by Tom Bullough and C. K. Williams; a proof copy of part of Byron Rogers, The man who went into the West: the life of R.S. Thomas (Aurum : London, 2007); a completed form relating to a submission for the Arts and Business Cymru Awards on behalf of a youth arts project; and other literary miscellanea, as well as part of a typescript report on the use of the Welsh language, reports and statistics concerning the media in Wales, and an equipment list relating to a trip to Lundy.


Correspondence comprising letters, emails and cards sent between Gwyneth Lewis, friends, publishers, agents, literary associates, members of the public, academics, colleges, archival institutions, family, neighbours, commercial companies, local councils and road safety enforcement bodies concerning literary, professional, social, personal and domestic matters including the publication and performance of her work in a variety of formats, reaction to her work (notably Two in a Boat, Sunbathing in the Rain and A Hospital Odyssey), a job reference for a fellowship at Stanford written for her by the editor of Poetry Review, her relations with agents, her research, the problems of translation, a letter composed by her to John Milton (1608-1674), the registration of four of her published works under public lending right, the transfer of her papers to an archive, the sale of an antique by her to Girton College, Cambridge, literary prizes, and the work of other poets, as well as a letter to Gwyneth Lewis’s parents concerning a family friend, together with related offprints, photocopies and forms. The paper on which some of the emails are printed comprises documents relating to insurance for Gwyneth Lewis’s yacht ‘Jameeleh’.

Correspondence : 1971

Includes letters from Alun Llewellyn (4); Glyn Jones (4); Sam Adams (8); Leslie Norris (4); John Ackerman (4); Moira Dearnley (3); Peter Abbs (6); Neville Masterman (5); L. Alun Page (3); John Tripp (8); John Petts; R. George Thomas (2); Andrew McNeillie; Robert Morgan (9); Meic Stephens (12); Roy Thomas (6); Alison Bielski (4); Jeremy Hooker (7); J. P. Ward (4); Arthur Giardelli (5); Belinda Humfrey (11); Rosamund Stanhope (2); Randal Jenkins (3); H. P. Collins (5); George Ewart Evans (2); Gillian Clarke (8); Raymond Garlick (2); John Stuart Williams (8); Lawrence W. Hockey (2); Tony Curtis (3); Désirée Hirst (2); Graham Allen; Anthony Conran (2); R. S. Thomas; A. G. Prys-Jones (4); and Ray Howard-Jones.

Llewellyn, Alun, 1903-1993

Correspondence : 1972

Includes letters from Alison Bielski (3); Leslie Norris (6); Susan Glyn (3); Dora Polk (7); Raymond Garlick (7); Gillian Clarke (29); Glyn Jones (4, including a copy of letter to Meic Stephens); J. P. Ward (6, including a typescript of the poem 'Yesterday in Cehyddion Valley', with corrections in the author's hand); Sally Roberts Jones (7); Elan Closs Stephens (5); Tony Curtis (8); David E. Painting (4); Hywel D. Lewis; A. G. Prys-Jones (8); Sam Adams (7); John Tripp (7); Belinda Humfrey (12); Rosamund Stanhope (4); Randal Jenkins (2); Robert Morgan (5); L. Alun Page (5); Jeremy Hooker (4); Ray Howard-Jones (17, including a catalogue of her first retrospective exhibition at The Sackville Gallery); Philip Pacey (3); John Ackerman (3); Leonard Clark (2); Harri Webb (5); Neville Masterman (4); Lawrence W. Hockey (4); John Stuart Williams (2); Ruth Bidgood (3); Judith Maro (3); Friedrich Konekamp (3); Cledwyn Hughes (2); and Eigra Lewis Roberts (2).

Bielski, Alison J.

Correspondence : 1973

Includes letters from Robert Morgan (9); Sam Adams (8); Richard Poole (5); John Tripp (7); Sally Roberts Jones (11); Cyril Hodges (7); Raymond Garlick (7); Tony Curtis (4); Philip Pacey (3); Richard Vaughan (2); Alan Perry (3, including a typescript copy of poem 'House-Wiring'); Belinda Humfrey (5); Robin Gregory (3); Jeremy Hooker (13, including typescript copies of poems by him); Gillian Clarke (8); John Ormond (2, including typescript copies of two poems by him, signed by the author); John Stuart Williams; Ruth Bidgood (7); Ray Howard-Jones (11); Dannie Abse; Judith Maro (2); Neville Masterman (4, one addressed to Gillian Clarke); Roy Thomas (5); Sheenagh M. Pugh (3); Alison Bielski (3); Raph Maud; Dora Polk (4); Glyn Jones (4); Lawrence Hockey; Peter Finch (3); A. G. Prys-Jones (2); A. F. Leighton Thomas (3); John Pook; Bedwyr Lewis Jones (2); J. P. Ward (3); and E. G. Bowen.

Morgan, Robert, 1921-1994

Correspondence : 1975

Includes letters from Ruth Pryor (10); Glyn Jones (3); Alan Rudrum (7); Chris Torrance (2); Brian Keeble (11); Désirée Hirst (7); David [Dai] Smith (5); David Blamires (3); A. G. Prys-Jones (5); Gwyn Williams (3); Bernard Lloyd; Sally Roberts Jones (14); John Stuart Williams (3); Arthur Giardelli (2); Raymond Garlick (9); Gillian Clarke (8); Leslie Norris (5); Richard Poole (6); Nancy K. Sandars; Dora Polk (2); Ray Howard-Jones (9); Francis Jones (3); Ruth Bidgood (2); Jeremy Hooker (6); John Ormond (4); Austen Wilks (8, including a typescript draft of the article 'Derry Ormond tower: a Welsh landscape artefact'); Dannie Abse (2); J. P. Ward (4); John Pikoulis (8); Roy Thomas (3); Tony Curtis (4); Don Dale-Jones; Sam Adams (3); John Idris Jones (2); Aneirin Talfan Davies (2); John Ackerman; Harri Webb (3); Paul Ferris; John Petts; Alun Richards (2); Glyn Tegai Hughes; Belinda Humfrey; Patrick Thomas; Philip Pacey; and Prys Morgan.

Pryor, Ruth

Correspondence : 1976

Includes letters from William Blissett (2); David [Dai] Smith; Gillian Clarke (5); Belinda Humfrey (4); Arthur Giardelli (8); Jeremy Hooker (6); Ned Thomas; Raymond Garlick (6); Ray Howard-Jones; Judith Maro (4); Harri Pritchard Jones (5); John Trice; Gwyn Jones; David Blamires (7); Sally Roberts Jones (4); Meic Stephens (14); Désirée Hirst (5); Glyn Jones (5); Sam Adams (4); Brian Howells (3); Patrick Thomas (notes); A. G. Prys-Jones; Dora Polk (2); Ruth Bidgood (3); Dannie Abse (3); Jon Dressel (2); Wyn Griffith (4); Sheenagh Pugh (2); John Stuart Williams; Cary Archard; Bobi Jones; Richard Poole; and Alan Rudrum.

Blissett, William

Correspondence : 1977

Includes letters from Glyn Jones (6); Alan Rudrum; Gillian Clarke (9); Raymond Garlick (5); John Davies (11); Meic Stephens (17); Emyr Humphreys (4); Belinda Humfrey; David Blamires; John Tripp (3, including a typescript copy of the poem 'View from the Gap'); Dora Polk (5); Gerard Casey (6); John Ormond (3); Bedwyr Lewis Jones (2); Dannie Abse (2); J. P. Ward; Ruth Bidgood (9); Jon Dressel (2); Leslie Norris; Harri Webb (2); Rhys Davies; Sally Roberts Jones; John Stuart Williams; Sam Adams; Ray Howard-Jones (2); and Jeremy Hooker.

Jones, Glyn, 1905-1995

Correspondence : 1979

Includes letters from Meic Stephens (36); Leslie Norris (3); Gillian Clarke (7); Jeremy Hooker (4); Sam Adams (3); Ruth Bidgood (7); Jon Dressel (6); Tony Bianchi (7); Gerard Casey (4); John Davies; Robin Gwyndaf; Raymond Garlick (3); Sally Roberts Jones (5); J. P. Ward (5); R. S. Thomas (2); Dannie Abse; Glyn Jones (4); John Tripp (4); A. G. Prys-Jones (6, including a letter to J. P. Ward); Prys Morgan (3); Walford Davies (4); Francis Jones (3); Dora Polk (2); Cary Archard (3); and Alison Bielski.

Stephens, Meic

Correspondence : 1980

Includes letters from Jennie Eirian Davies (2); Alun Llewellyn; Tony Bianchi (2); Brian Howells (4); Gillian Clarke (6); Ruth Bidgood (5); Dora Polk (3); Sally Roberts Jones (7); Meic Stephens (17); Jon Dressel (3); Glyn Jones (2); John Tripp; Selyf Roberts (2); John Davies (5); Belinda Humfrey (2); Jeremy Hooker (4); Peter Elfed Lewis (2); Robert Morgan; Moira Dearnley (2); Sam Adams (2); J. P. Ward; John Rowlands (3); Emyr Humphreys; Désirée Hirst; Leonard Clark (2); and Clive Betts.

Correspondence : 1981

Includes letters from John Pikoulis; Raymond Garlick (4); Gillian Clarke (2); Cary Archard (3); Meic Stephens (8); Ronald Lowe; Jeremy Hooker (4); A. G. Prys-Jones (4); Glyn Jones (4); J. P. Ward; John Davies (3); Ruth Bidgood (9); Nigel Jenkins; Jon Dressel; Ray Howard-Jones (2); and Sally Roberts Jones.

Pikoulis, John, 1941-

Correspondence : 1982

Includes letters from Sally Roberts Jones (5); John Davies (5); Ruth Bidgood (9); G. O. Jones; Glyn Jones (5); A. G. Prys-Jones (3); Meic Stephens (18, including a copy of a letter to R. Geraint Gruffydd); Tony Curtis (3); Douglas Bassett (5); Prys Morgan; Gerard Casey (4); Emyr Humphreys (2); Raymond Garlick (4); J. P. Ward (2); John Osmond (2); Walford Davies (5); Greg Hill (3); Peter Finch; Leslie Norris (2); Joseph Clancy; Sam Adams (3); Dora Polk; Nigel Jenkins (4); Gwyn Jones (2); Gillian Clarke (2); Kay Harris; and Dai Smith (2).

Jones, Sally Roberts

Correspondence : 1983

Includes letters from Anthony Conran; Meic Stephens (13); Gillian Clarke (2); A. G. Prys-Jones (6); Gwyn Jones (4); Nigel Jenkins (8); Cary Archard; Emyr Humphreys (2); Raymond Garlick (13); Glyn Jones (3); Dai Smith (3); Jeremy Hooker; Hamish M. Brown; Peter Finch (3); Duncan Bush (2); Deian Hopkin (2); Ray Howard-Jones; Alan Perry (2); Brian Howells; John Davies; Wynn Thomas; and Leslie Norris (addressed to Meic Stephens, containing amendments to the entry on Leslie Norris for the Companion to the literature of Wales).

Conran, Anthony

Correspondence : 1984

Includes letters from A. G. Prys-Jones (7); Meic Stephens (25); Alun Llewellyn (3); Robert Minhinnick (2); Ruth Bidgood (6); David Harries; Sally Roberts Jones (4); Nigel Jenkins (2); Dannie Abse (2); Joseph Clancy (3); Glyn Jones (3); Leslie Norris; Elwyn Davies (2); Gillian Clarke (3); Greg Hill (4); Raymond Garlick (2); Cary Archard (2); John Davies; and Tony Bianchi (2).

Prys-Jones, A. G. (Arthur Glyn)

Correspondence : 1985

Includes letters from Meic Stephens (14); A. G. Prys-Jones; Jeremy Hooker (3); Gillian Clarke (3); Ruth Bidgood (5); Joseph Clancy (2); Glyn Jones (3); Alan Rudrum; Bruce J. James (3); Peter Finch (2); Raymond Garlick (4); Tony Bianchi (5); Dora Polk; John Osmond (copy); Jon Dressel; Belinda Humfrey (4); Gavin Ewart (2); Gerard Casey; Moira Dearnley; R. Gerallt Jones (2); and Tony Curtis.

Stephens, Meic

Correspondence : 1989

Includes letters from Jeremy Hooker (2, including a typescript of his article, 'A profile of Roland Mathias' for the New Welsh Review); Raymond Garlick (2); Glyn Jones; Gillian Clarke (4); and John Davies.

Hooker, Jeremy, 1941-

Correspondence : 1990

Includes letters from Leslie Norris (2); Ruth Bidgood (3); Meic Stephens (3); Raymond Garlick (5); Dora Polk (2); Gillian Clarke; Gwyn O. Jones; Nigel Jenkins; Jeremy Hooker (2); and John Davies (2).

Norris, Leslie, 1921-2006

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