File NLW MS 23799E. - Letters to John Elwyn : D-G,

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NLW MS 23799E.


Letters to John Elwyn : D-G,


  • 1938-1997. (Creation)

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186 ff. (bound in incorrect order; f. 44 should be located after f. 48). Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Some one hundred and forty-five letters, 1938-1997, in English and Welsh, to John Elwyn from various correspondents (surnames D-G), both personal and work related.
The correspondents include Sir Alun Talfan Davies, 1986 (ff. 2-5), Aneirin Talfan Davies, [c. 1975]-1980 (ff. 7-12), Nan Davies, BBC, 1960-1965 (ff. 20-27), Ogwyn Davies, [early 1990s]-1997 (ff. 28-30), Janina Ede, 1996-[1997] (ff. 49, 53), Dr Raymond Edwards, 1984-1985 (ff. 57-58), Huw [Ethall], 1996-1997 (ff. 63-67), Elwyn Evans, BBC, 1953-1955, 1988 (ff. 68-76), George Ewart Evans, 1953-1986 (ff. 79-94), Gwynfor Evans, 2 September 1954 (f. 95), Nicholas Evans, 1981-1985 (ff. 100-106), Ray Evans, 1965-1967 (ff. 107-109), Tony [Eyton], 10 November 1950 (f. 110), Mick Felton, 1987-1988 (ff. 129-134), Raymond Garlick, 1958, 1995 (ff. 144-147), and Gwennant Gillespie, 9 September 1996 (ff. 159-160). The letters contain references to Leslie Harries (f. 46 verso) and to a memorial fund for John Ormond (ff. 141-143). Also included is a copy of a typescript letter, 1951, from his Uncle, Evan [Davies], to Jim [Miskell], containing reminiscences of his time living in Saskatchewan, Canada (see Evan Davies and Aled Vaughan, Beyond the Old Bone Trail (London, 1960) and Evan Davies and Aled Vaughan, Arswyd yr Unigeddau, trans. by Phebe Puw (Llandysul, 1980)) (ff. 113-126), and a draft letter, [1994], from John Elwyn (f. 183).

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Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding ownership of George Ewart Evans and Raymond Garlick copyright can be found at (viewed March 2013).

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Letters of John Elwyn to George Ewart Evans, 1950-1986, are NLW, George Ewart Evans Papers 452/113-36, 466/172, 470/106-9.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23799E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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