Miscellaneous prose

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 22412C
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004272129
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000272129
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, Welsh.
  • Physical Description
      86 ff.
      Guarded and filed at NLW.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous prose pieces by Idris Davies, [1930s]-[1940s], comprising an essay entitled 'Teify Side' (ff. 1-3); drafts of a memoir entitled 'A Schoolboy During the Great War' (ff. 4-17); 'Portrait of an Old Welsh Miner' (ff. 18-29); fragment of a novel or short story (ff. 30-4) and draft of the beginning of a novel (ff. 35-9); five brief, surrealistic prose pieces (ff. 40-51); letter to the News Chronicle about a Fascist demonstration in Trafalgar Square, 1937 (ff. 52-7); Holiday in a Mining Valley (ff. 58-73); a Welsh version of 'A Schoolboy During the Great War' (ff. 74-84); and copies of two prose pieces published in Comment, 19 September 1936 and 23 January 1937 (ff. 85-6).


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 22412C.

Related Material

For 'A Schoolboy During The Great War' see NLW MS 20771E, ff. 45-53, and NLW MS 22413E, ff. 5-9; for 'Portrait of an Old Welsh Miner' see NLW MS 22413E, ff. 10-15; for 'Holiday in a Mining Valley' see NLW MS 22413E, ff. 1-4.


For 'Teify Side' see Islwyn Jenkins, Idris Davies of Rhymney (Llandysul, 1986), pp. 171-2; for 'A Schoolboy During the Great War' see op. cit., pp. 36-8.

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