Richard Llewellyn letters,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 23710D.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004018876
      (alternative) (WLABNL)P1Saan0000017009
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000018876
  • Dates of Creation
      1944-1945 /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      17 ff. Guarded and filed at NLW.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Seventeen cards (ff. 1-5) and letters (ff. 6-17), 1944-1945, being mainly love letters, from the novelist Richard Llewellyn to Sarah Steinman (later Mrs Sarah Steinman Harms). They were written while he was serving in Italy as a captain in the Welsh Guards and she with the American Red Cross in Rome.
Some of the letters are typescript (ff. 9-13, 15, 17) and several contain ink sketches (ff. 2 verso, 4 verso, 9, 11, 12 recto-verso). There are two letters of introduction of friends of his to Steinman (ff. 14, 16). One letter, postmark 6 May 1945 (f. 13), contains news, including an account of a V2 bomb attack near his home in London.


Arranged in broad chronological order at NLW.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Mrs Sarah Steinman Harms; Scottsville, New York; Donation; March 1998; A1998/25.


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 23710D.

Archivist's Note

August 2009.

Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

Conditions Governing Use

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Additional Information


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