Autobiographical notes,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 23370D.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004646139
  • Dates of Creation
      [c. 1934]-[c. 1955] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      80 ff. (ff. 4-16 verso blank).Guarded and filed at NLW; 1-35 were originally in a loose-leaf notebook, the covers of which have been preserved.One leaf missing after f. 68.One leaf missing after f. 68
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Fragments of autobiographical writings and personal notes, [c. 1934]-[c. 1955], by Margiad Evans, including a draft of the 'Little Nature Diary' (ff. 43-70) published in Autobiography (London, 1943), p. 145-173, and 'Icelandic Notes' (ff. 71-75), which represent a reworking, [1951x1953], of a journal of a visit to Iceland in 1936; ff. 1-35 verso were written during the same period as NLW MS 23366D, and ff. 36-42 just before her departure to Dorset in September 1939 to work as a housekeeper, whilst ff. 76-77 contain notes on her epilepsy. Also included are three letters, 1943-1950, to Margiad Evans, including one from Robert Herring (f. 78), praising her essay 'Down Green Ladders', published by him in Life and Letters Today, 38 (1943), pp. 79-85, later incorporated in Autobiography, pp. 131-136.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23370D.

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Related Material

For an earlier draft of 'Little Nature Diary' see NLW, Margiad Evans Papers 33; for Margiad Evans's description of her visit to Iceland see also NLW MS 23577C, ff. 92-114 verso, and 'Three Seas' in Life and Letters Today, 46 (1945), pp. 90-91.

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