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Anglo-Welsh literature collections (18th-20th C.)

Enoch Salisbury collected a large number of books in Welsh, or about Wales, or by Welsh writers, together with many works of English literature. Many key authors are represented, including Henry Vaughan, John Dyer, Thomas Prichard etc. A very good range of 18th century and early 19th century novels are represented, plus a broad range of 20th century writers (including many small publications by minor writers). One related author, Edward Thomas, (1878-1917) is a separate collection, and just about everything he wrote is held by the library (plus his archive of personal papers); he was a friend of a past Keeper of the Salisbury Library, John (Gwili) Jenkins.

Date range: 17th-20th centuries.

Significance: Significant in Wales and the United Kingdom.

Size: c. 2,000 volumes.

Languages: Welsh, English.

Keywords: Literature, Wales, English writers, Welsh writers.

Notes: Contains the office collection of several hundred small, ephemera literature pamphlets donated from the Welsh Literature section of the Arts Council of Wales, when Toni Bianci was head of office there.