3976 items of family correspondence from 1892-2004. 1330 original letters and 2646 photocopies and transcripts gathered from collections across the UK, USA and Canada. 1892-2004
- 966 manuscript and 2061 photocopied and transcribed letters between Edward Thomas and various family and friends 1892-1917, including his wife Helen Thomas (nee Noble), Gordon Bottomley, Eleanor Farjeon, Walter de la Mare, Edward Garnett and Robert Frost.
- 137 manuscript and 177 photocopied and transcribed letters between Helen Thomas and various family and friends 1896-1967, including Gordon Bottomley, Robert Frost, Eleanor Farjeon, Dorothy Locke-Ellis, Henry W. Nevinson, James Ashcroft Noble and Sylvia Townsend Warner.
- 229 letters between Myfanwy Thomas and various family and friends 1965-2004
- 406 transcripts of letters within the collection to aid access and research.
A collection of original manuscript and typescript poems by Edward Thomas, and photocopies and transcripts of poems held across the UK, USA and Canada. 1898-1917.
323 drafts of 150 poems from 1898-1917.
11 scores of poems set to music
4 offprints of early published poems
1 typescript of 'Poems' (1917)
- 45 original and typescript drafts by Edward Thomas
- 278 photocopied and transcribed drafts of poems from collections held across the UK, USA and Canada.
Prose works by Edward Thomas. 1895-1917
1 manuscript; 9 notebooks containing 27 pages of press cuttings, 16 flower pressings, and 3 photographs; 9 fragments of prose; 6 photocopied or transcribed published works; 7 photocopied or transcribed notebooks; 6 photocopied unpublished essays; 7 scrapbooks and a file of reviews; 8 microfilm copies of review scrapbooks; 4 handlists; 2 essays; 2 articles.
4) PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
Official documents belonging to Edward Thomas. 1897-1917.
1 matriculation certificate, 1 literary society membership card, 2 school reports, 1 application to the Royal Literary Fund and 5 supporting letters, 1 birth and 2 marriage certificates, 1 will.
5) PAPERS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Papers belonging to Edward Thomas' family and friends. 1853-1989.
4 birth certificates; 19 pieces of prose; 22 poems; 4 memorials; 159 letters; 10 pages of family history documents; 2 articles; 1 scrapbook of reviews; 3 diaries; 1 exam certificates; 2 lecture scripts; 3 Royal Literary Fund applications and 11 supporting letters; 2 offprints; 2 press cuttings; 16 magnetic tapes; 7 cassettes; miscellaneous notes and papers.
6) MEMORIALS AND RECOLLECTIONS
Memorial stone, memorial window, centenary celebrations and biographies and recollections by family and friends. 1896-2008
88 letters, 4 press cuttings, 1 list of subscribers, 1 leaflet
116 letters, 3 invoices, 25 proofs, 2 account books, 53 bank statements, 2 journal issues, 1 commemorative booklet,
12 photographs, 2 articles, miscellaneous papers
4 press cuttings, 1 press release, 1 programme of events, 2 dedication addresses, 1 appeal leaflet, 1 invitation, 3 press cuttings, several bank letters and miscellaneous ephemera
Biographies and recollections:
100 written memorials, 1 biography, 105 letters, 4 photographs, 58 press cuttings, 96 memorial poems, 18 radio transcripts, some fragments of radio transcripts, 1 television transcript
Groups and societies:
1 leaflet, 6 notecards, 6 mini-collections of poems, 1 article, 1 print-out of website pages, 40 newsletters
7) PERSONAL EFFECTS AND MEMORABILIA
Collection of personal effects and memorabilia donated to Special Collections by Edward Thomas' family.
Includes a wicker basket containing Edward Thomas' watch, tobacco box, badge, button, lavender bag, clay pipes, scarves, wallet and visiting cards. Also two brass candlesticks, a visiting card case, lock of hair, patchwork quilt, collection of prints, table, chair and wooden trunk.
Photographs, daguerreotypes, negatives, oil paintings, watercolours, prints and photocopies of artwork belonging to the Thomas family. 1850-1987
508 photographs, 17 negatives, 2 daguerrotypes, 20 photocopies, 17 publisher's tracings, 6 paintings, 5 prints, 2 photocopies.
Lists of books, reviews, essays and articles by Edward Thomas; books and articles about Edward Thomas; reviews of Edward Thomas' books; the contents of the Thomas family library and photocopies of dustjackets.
2 handlists of books by Edward Thomas, 1 photocopy of a published work, 1 handlist of books and articles about Edward Thomas, 1 dustjacket, 74 articles about Edward Thomas, 1 handlist of the Thomas family library, 53 maps, 4 copies of dust jackets, 1 handlist of reviews of Edward Thomas' books and a large collection of these reviews.
10) R. GEORGE THOMAS' RESEARCH
R. George Thomas was Professor of English at Cardiff University. He spent four decades researching Edward Thomas and produced many key works on the subject. 1950-2001
52 letters, 6 offprints and 1002 pages of research notes.
11) THE ARCHIVE: ITS HISTORY AND USE
Documents pertaining to the history of the construction of the Edward Thomas Collection and its subsequent use by researchers. All correspondence files are closed access under the Data Protection Act. 1950-2010
1 article, 1 book, 4 exhibition catalogues, 61 exhibition captions, 1 poster, 14 exhibition leaflets, 524 pages of correspondence, 1 history of the collection, 2 handlists, 3 floppy disks, 23 booksellers' catalogues, 67 library leaflets, guides and bulletins.