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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 943.9

George Reavey papers concerning Dylan Thomas


Correspondence between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his friend publisher George Reavey concerning Thomas' work.


  • 1936-1939

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains Reavey's correspondence with Thomas and others pertaining to the printing and publishing of Thomas's work as well as specimen pages from Thomas' short story "The burning baby."

Biographical / Historical

Reavey was the owner and operator of Europa Press and a friend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.


The letters were arranged in their present order by George Reavey, who has also supplied a detailed commentary for each piece.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-163. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from George Reavey, Esq., 121 West 15th St., New York, New York; received: 1956 March 12.

Reavey, George, 1907-1976. George Reavey papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1936-1939: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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