Expressing his "greatest admiration" for Huw Menai

Thomas, Dylan, Welsh poet (1914-1953). Autograph letter signed ("Dylan Thomas").

Laugharne, 8. V. 1949.

Small 4to. 1 p.


To E. J. Evans of Skewen (unnamed), secretary of the Port Talbot Forum, in favour of a pension to be awarded to the Welsh poet Huw Menai (i.e., Huw Owen Williams, 1886-1961): "Dear Sir, Please forgive my not having answered your letter before this. I have just come back to Wales to live, & letters have been misforwarded. I shall be most grateful if you will include my name in the list of those who are supporting the appeal to the Prime Minister for a Civil List Pension to be awarded to Huw Menai. I have the greatest admiration for him - though I do not know him personally - & for his work, & I think the Port Talbot Forum is to be congratulated in its sponsoring of the appeal - which I do most sincerely hope will succeed [...]".

In May 1948 Thomas and his family had moved to his final home, the Boat House at Laugharne purchased for him at a cost of £2,500 in April 1949.

Insignificant foxing; slight traces of mounting at upper corners.

Published in: D. Thomas, The collected letters (ed. by Paul Ferris), p. 705.

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