File A11/6. - Patagonia visit,

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Patagonia visit,


  • [?1961]-1982. (Creation)

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4 folders ; 4.5 cm.

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Papers, 1967-1969, mainly comprising travel documents and correspondence, relating to Kyffin Williams's visit to Patagonia. Also included are typescript notes relating to Patagonia, [?1961x1962], belonging to John Ormond and used by him in preparation for his visit to the region to film 'The desert and the dream' (1962). These notes, which include an annotated script of the film, appear to have been given to Kyffin Williams, together with a holograph poem by John Ormond, 'Instruction to settlers', 1967, prior to his trip. In addition, the file includes a copy of the journal Argentina, vol. 4, no. 4 (April 1963), which contains an article entitled 'The desert and the dream'; a list of contacts in Patagonia, [1968], prepared by Valmai Jones in readiness for Kyffin Williams's visit; typescript questions and answers prepared before, or possibly at the beginning of, his visit; and a catalogue of the 'Photographs of Patagonia' exhibition at Oriel Môn, 1982, with photocopies of drawings contained in an album. The file also contains a photocopy of the book Tan tro nesaf by Gareth Alban Davies (Llandysul, 1976), which includes the titles of pictures by Kyffin Williams to be inserted in the work.

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English, Spanish, some Welsh.

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Drafts of Kyffin Williams's book, A wider sky, which contains an account of his visit to Patagonia, are included in A5/2; and drafts of his 'Untitled book on Patagonia' are A5/3. An introduction to the volume Gwladfa Kyffin = Kyffin in Patagonia is A5/8; and a copy of Planet 89 containing an article, 'Images of Y Wladfa', is included in A5/9. Correspondence from individuals living in Patagonia are included amongst the series of general correspondence A1.

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List of contacts in Patagonia, [1968], prepared by Valmai Jones, and typescript questions and answers, formerly Kyffin Williams Papers L2.


Preferred citation: A11/6.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: A11/6 (40).