File NLW MS 22430C - R. S. Thomas letters

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NLW MS 22430C


R. S. Thomas letters


  • 1920-1972 (Creation)

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50 ff.

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Christie's; Purchased at auction, lot 314; 9 December 1987.

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Thirty-four letters, 1957-1972, from the poet R. S. Thomas to Louis and Mary Behrend, including one to their son George Behrend (ff. 1-35 verso); together with letters, 1920-1969, to the Behrends from other correspondents including E. M. Forster (1) c. 1969, Henry Lamb (2) 1958-1960, and Gilbert Spencer (1) 1960.

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  • English

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 22430C


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  • Text: NLW MS 22430C.