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65969: Letter: To Colin Hughes (January 1971).

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posted on 2024-05-02, 13:31 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

David Jones thanks Colin Hughes for a card from 5th January [1971] and for his ongoing 'research' / confirms Malory's Morte d'Arthur as the source for the phrase 'and on the morn Elias the captain came' [the adjutant in 15 RWF was actually called Capt Elias] / explains that in 'In Parenthesis' quotations from past literature etc. have a correspondence with actual events / discusses at length the choice of names he gave 'Mr Jenkins', the young subaltern in his battalion: Piers Dorian Isambard Jenkins / Wilde's play Picture of Dorian Gray one source/the Catholic chaplain in his battalion, Father Deiniol Hughes MC, whom Jones encountered in 1917 near the Yser Canal model for the Father Larkin of 'In Parenthesis' / had been in touch with Captain Fitzsimmons of the battalion who was at school with Fr Hughes and could have elaborated on this but was now dead / Fr Hughes always with his men even in battle / inspiration for the phrase 'why is Father Larkin talking to the dead' in 'In Parenthesis' / Written in black ink with notes in purple and black ink.

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Identifier

6412.cpd | 6357.jpg | DJNLW_MS_21830Ef6.jpg 6358.jpg | DJNLW_MS_21830Ef6_v.jpg

Subject

Hughes, Colin

Creator

Jones, David (1895-1974)

Date

14th January 1971

Date Created

14/01/1971

Temporal Date

14/01/1971

Spatial

Harrow, England

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Letter | Letter

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Alisa Miller and Alun Edwards

Rights

The National Library of Wales / The David Jones Literary Estate

Collection ID

David Jones Papers MS 21830E f.6 | David Jones Papers MS 21830E f.6v

Repository Name

National Library of Wales

Repository Address

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3BU, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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