Draft novel, &c.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 22410C
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004271899
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000271899
  • Dates of Creation
      1933-[c. 1944]
  • Language of Material
      English  English.
  • Physical Description
      i, 212 ff. (many blank leaves) ; 235 x 190 mm. and less.
      School notebook and exercise books, guarded and filed.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Notebooks of Idris Davies, 1933-[c. 1944], comprising 'Short Story Subjects' (ff. 1-4); a draft poem (f. 17); fragments of a draft novel about a coal miner's life in the form of a diary (ff. 34-98); two drafts of the beginning of a novel or short story about a miner (ff. 103-11); a work entitled 'The Tales of Lewsin Slant' (ff. 116-33); further memories of Idris Davies's early days as a miner (ff. 151-68 verso); notes on writing (ff. 171-5, draft poem on f. 174 verso), psychology and sex (ff. 179-81); and an autobiographical memoir entitled 'Keats and After' (ff. 187-211 verso).


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 22410C.

Related Material

For Davies's account of early days as a miner see also NLW MS 22409C.


For 'The Tales of Lewsin Slant' see Islwyn Jenkins, Idris Davies of Rhymney (Llandysul, 1986), p. 168.

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