File AB/4 - Correspondence

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  • 1980-1987 (Creation)

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1 large box.

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Letters to Gwyneth Lewis from family, friends, literary associates, universities, and media and insurance companies concerning personal, social, literary, academic, professional and domestic matters, especially her life and work at Harvard and in New York and her travels around the United States, together with a notebook, postcards, press cuttings, photographs, leaflets, theatre programmes, student newsletters and a map of Florence; also included are a typescript transcript and offprint of an interview with Italo Calvino by Ian Thomson, some papers relating to Elin ap Hywel (including a typescript of poems by her, a typescript of poems inspired by her work, and a typescript of a short story dedicated to her), typescripts of poems by others, and some postcards relating to Gwyneth Lewis but sent between her friends.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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  • English
  • French
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh and French

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Letters from Gwyneth Lewis relating to some of the letters in this file are in AB/5.

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  • Text: Gwyneth Lewis Papers AB/4 (Box 7)