Sub-fonds M - Manuscripts

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  • 1944-2005 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

38 volumes.

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Name of creator


Archival history

NLW MSS 24154-7 deposited by Raymond Garlick at NLW in June 1972.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MS 16903C: Raymond Garlick; Blaenau Ffestiniog; Donation; January 1957.
NLW MS 20728C: Raymond Garlick; [Llansteffan]; Purchase; May 1971.
NLW MS 20896A: Raymond Garlick; Llansteffan; Donation; July 1972.
NLW MSS 24149E, ff. 1-30, 128-41, 24153-7: Raymond Garlick; Llansteffan; Purchase; January 1973.
NLW MSS 24158-60: Raymond Garlick; Llansteffan; Purchase; December 1974.
NLW MS 24161B: Raymond Garlick; Llansteffan; Donation; March 1976.
NLW MSS 24151-2B; Raymond Garlick; Llansteffan; Purchase; February 1977.
NLW MS 24162A: Ymddiriedolaeth Taliesin (per Mr Meic Stephens, Cardiff); Purchase; June 1990; B1990/20.
NLW MS 24149E, ff. 31-127: Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Donation; April 1991; A1991/50.
NLW MSS 24150A, 24163-4: Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Purchase; September 1993; B1993/35.
NLW MS 23176D: Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Donation (with NLW MS 23177D); September 1993; A1993/133.
NLW MSS 23766-23779: Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Purchase; March 1999; B1999/8.
NLW MSS 23908-23910: Dr Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Purchase; August 2003; 0200309953, 0200309955-6.
NLW MS 23936E: Dr Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Donation; May 2005; 0200504305.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Raymond Garlick, 1944-2005, comprising poetry, 1951-1999; letters, 1944-2003, from Elwyn Davies, Jonah Jones, Brenda Chamberlain, Cledwyn Hughes, A. G. Prys-Jones and others; and diaries and travel journals, 1950, 1956-1957, 1987-1998, 2000-2001. The diaries contain frequent references to his family, including his children Iestyn and Angharad, and to friends such as John Cowper Powys, Jon Dressel, R. S. Thomas and Roland Mathias.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 16903C, 20728C, 20896A, 23176D, 23766-23779, 23908-23910, 23936E, 24149-24164.

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English, some Welsh, Latin, Italian.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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