Scope and Content

A collection of original manuscript and typescript poems by Edward Thomas, and photocopies and transcripts of poems held across the UK, USA and Canada. 323 drafts of 150 poems. Also 12 scores of poems set to music.

All poems numbered in accordance with R. George Thomas' Collected Poems (1978), except 424/2/129 and 424/2/145-150.

Original manuscripts and typescripts received by Cardiff University from R. George Thomas, from collections held by Helen Thomas, Eleanor Farjeon, Bronwen Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Thomas.

Photocopies and transcripts gathered by R. George Thomas from external collections:

Julian Thomas (now in private hands) - typescripts

Edward Cawston Thomas (Merfyn's son) - blue and green manuscript notebooks

Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS.Don.d.28 - manuscripts

British Library, London, Add MS. 44990 - manuscripts

Lockwood Memorial Library, University at Buffalo - manuscripts

Dartmouth College Library, New Hampshire - manuscripts and typescripts sent from Edward Thomas to Robert Frost

Berg Collection, New York Public Library - manuscripts

R. L. Watson's personal collection - given to him by Eleanor Farjeon

Colbeck Collection, University of British Columbia - typescripts sent from Edward Thomas to Harry Hooton

R. George Thomas' personal collection - given to him by Helen Thomas