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Idris Davies manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSIDRDAV
  • Fonds
  • [late 1920s]-1983

Papers, [late 1920s]-1983, of, or relating to, Idris Davies and including drafts of his poetic anthologies Gwalia Deserta (London, 1938), The Angry Summer (London, 1943), and Tonypandy and Other Poems (London, 1945); proofs of Selected Poems (London, 1953); unpublished poems and drafts and fragments of poems, novels, short stories, etc.; lecture notes; diaries for 1938, 1940, 1946, 1948, and 1951; a typescript of his radio talk 'The valleys revisited' (broadcast 1943); and correspondence of or relating to Davies, 1933-1983.

Davies, Idris

Idris Davies Papers,

  • NLW ex 947.
  • File
  • 1932-1992.

Papers of the poet Idris Davies (1905-53) of Rhymney, including newspaper cuttings, some concerning him and his work; college notebooks, academic essays and a dissertation; letters to Idris Davies from children of Cwmsyfiog school, 1953, and letters concerning him and his work, 1954-77; together with additional papers, 1932-1992, including research notes compiled, 1954-1955, by his cousin and biographer the Rev. Islwyn Jenkins, Carmarthen, two photographs of Idris Davies, manuscript and typescript addresses and scripts concerning him, musical settings of his poems, programmes and leaflets.

Davies, Idris

Morfydd Peregrine (Idris Davies) papers

  • NLW MS 24075D
  • File
  • 1943-1990

Papers, 1943-1990, accumulated by Morfydd Peregrine, relating to her fiancée the poet Idris Davies, comprising Davies's diary, 16 October-15 December 1946 (ff. 1-16); four holograph poems, 1943-1952 (ff. 17-20), with a further two in Peregrine's hand, 1951 (ff. 21-22); and newspaper cuttings, 1943-1990, relating to Davies, consisting of poetry (ff. 24-26, 29-34, 43, 45) and reviews, obituaries and articles (ff. 23, 27-28, 35-42, 44).
The holograph poems are 'In Treorchy Cemetery', 21 December 1943 (published as 'David Allen Evans, R.A.F.' in Tonypandy and Other Poems (London, 1945), p. 38), 'Poem for Morfydd', Christmas 1943 (apparently unpublished), 'Rhymney Hill (January 1952)' (reproduced in facsimile in Islwyn Jenkins, Idris Davies of Rhymney (Llandysul, 1986), p. 227) and 'The Choice', [1952] (apparently unpublished). The poems copied by Peregrine are a version of 'Bedwellty Church' omitting the third verse (first published in the Western Mail, 5 March 1948) and 'Brecknockshire' (see The Complete Poems of Idris Davies, ed. by Dafydd Johnston (Cardiff, 1994), C109). Also included is a photograph of Davies and Peregrine (f. 19), as reproduced in the Western Mail, 12 February 1987 (see f. 41); and printed items to accompany the publication of the memorial volume Fe'm Ganed i yn Rhymni / I Was Born in Rhymney (Llandysul, 1990) (ff. 46-51).

Davies, Idris