The Archive holds the largest extant collection of Edward Thomas archives (1878-1917), extending to over 15 linear metres of material and ranging from correspondence to photographs; this is a very rich research collection. The Benjamin Joseph Morse collection (1899-1977) includes major sets of correspondence (c.10 linear metres) with the family of the German speaking poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), plus other continental writers of the twentieth century, including Albert Mombert (1872-1942). The Salisbury MSS, a miscellaneous collection of Enoch Salisbury (1809-1890) plus additions, contains correspondence of many minor Welsh writers of the twentieth century; this extends to c.5 linear metres. A recent accession has been the literary papers of the Cardiff academic Prof Bernard Knight (C.B.E.), one of Britain’s most distinguished and well known academic forensic pathologists, a Home Office pathologist, and a writer of crime fiction; this extends to three metres, and includes literary manuscripts, correspondence, TV/radio scripts, etc.
|Description of acquisition (including extent)||Type of acquisition||Source of acquisition|
|1. Myfanwy Thomas letters||Gift||Approach to owner|
|2. Prof. Donald Thomas archive||Gift||Offer from owner|
|3. Ann Griffiths digitized letters||In cooperation with National Library of Wales.||Cardiff University initiated this project.(funded by grant)|
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