Poems and songs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 EL/01/03/01
  • Dates of Creation
      1942-2001
  • Physical Description
      21 items

Scope and Content

Manuscript drafts of numerous poems and song lyrics written by Elinor Lyon during the course of her adult life. The file includes a notebook containing poems written between 1942 and 1944; two self-published booklets of poems by Elinor Lyon, entitled 'Cadence' and 'The Flower and the Rock', produced when she was living in Harlech between 1995 and 2001; a booklet of 'Songs for St Tanwg's', apparently produced for Elinor Lyon's local church in Harlech and containing songs with lyrics written by Lyon; and several manuscript poems written out on board and illustrated by Elinor Lyon with decorative borders. The file also contains a decorated, hand-made folder which holds several dated poems, apparently first written by Lyon as a child, although these copies and the folder in which they are held appear to have been created when Lyon was an adult.