Collier Boy, &c.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 22409C
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004271876
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000271876
  • Dates of Creation
      [c. 1936]
  • Language of Material
      English  English.
  • Physical Description
      94 ff. ; 260 x 160 mm.
      Guarded and filed at NLW.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Two drafts of an incomplete autobiographical work by Idris Davies, [c. 1936], entitled 'Collier Boy' (ff. 1-53); an account of early experiences as a miner (ff. 54-77); a 'Plan For A Novel' set in Rhymney (f. 78 recto-verso); a fragment of a novel or short story (ff. 79-81); a dialogue between William Wordsworth and Greta Garbo (ff. 82-7); an account of the lying-in-state of George V (ff. 88-92); and a short piece looking forward to the publication of A. E. Housman, More Poems (London, 1936) (ff. 93-4).


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 22409C.

Related Material

For the account of early experiences as a miner see also NLW MS 22410C.


See Islwyn Jenkins, Idris Davies of Rhymney (Llandysul, 1986), pp. 45-50, where an apparently slightly different version of the early experiences as a miner is quoted.

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