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The Poetry Collection

Thomas (Dylan) Collection, 1930-1951



The Dylan Thomas Collection contains five holograph poetry notebooks (1930-1951); a prose notebook of ten short stories (1933-1934); holograph and typed manuscripts, many with corrections, for such works as The Doctor and the Devils (1953); a film script of "Life in a Girl’s Reform School"; corrected or fragmentary versions of over a dozen individual poems including "Do not go gentle into that good night," "Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait," and "Fern Hill"; approximately 81 items of correspondence including Thomas’s letters to Henry Treece, Trevor Hughes, Donald Taylor, and Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow); three diaries of Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow) 1933-1935; and two 1953 portraits of Thomas painted by Gordon Stuart.