From Gordon Bottomley

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Edward Thomas gave his 'Wales' manuscript to his close friend Gordon Bottomley on 8 Apr 1905. Bottomley later donated the manuscript to University College, Cardiff on 8 Jun 1940. Thomas' covering letter to Bottomley is at 424/1/1/1/10/33, and reads 'I write immediately. That is why I am so brief. But here is 'Wales'. Keep the M.S.: I wish it were a better one. I hadn't the energy to clean the printer's marks from it; but you will if you ever read it. You will prefer to read it first in the proof which I enclose - a proof which I have improved in a hundred small ways, tho I shall still make use of your suggestions if you make any.' A letter from Bottomley at 424/11/2 relates to his gift to the College.

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Thomas' covering letter to Bottomley is at 424/1/1/1/10/33.

A letter from Bottomley at 424/11/2 relates to his gift to the College.