Item NLW MS 23699E, ff. 6-13. - R. S. Thomas poems,

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NLW MS 23699E, ff. 6-13.


R. S. Thomas poems,


  • [1970]-[1972] (Creation)

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8 ff.

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'PW Summer' (ink on f. 6); 'Eight new poems by R. S. Thomas' (ink on f. 7). Possibly acquired from the collection of Meic Stephens, Cardiff.

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Colin Huggett; Tregarth; Purchase; 1997; B1997/29.

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Eight typescript poems, [1970]-[1972], by R. S. Thomas, published in Poetry Wales, 6.1 (Summer 1970), 37-38, and ibid. 7.4 (Spring 1972), 9-14.
The poems are 'Vocation', [1970], 'Alma Mater', 'Dimensions', 'No', 'God's Story', 'The Hand', 'Ann Griffith' and 'Amen', [1972]. However, 'Saunders Lewis', also published in the Spring 1972 number, is not present.

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Arranged chronologically at NLW.

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Usual copyright laws apply. Information regarding the ownership of R. S. Thomas copyright can be found at (viewed June 2009).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23699E, ff. 6-13.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23699E, ff. 6-13.