File BB/16 - Correspondence

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  • 2005-2011 (Creation)

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1 bundle.

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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’.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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  • English
  • Italian
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh and Italian

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Further material relating to 'Jameeleh' is in BA1/2, BB/17, BC1/2, BC4/3 and BC5/1.

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The paper on which some of the emails are printed comprises documents relating to insurance for Gwyneth Lewis’s yacht ‘Jameeleh’.

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  • Text: Gwyneth Lewis Papers BB/16 (Box 21)