Letter: To Colin Hughes (January 1971).
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|Author||Jones, David (1895-1974)|
|Title||Letter: To Colin Hughes (January 1971).|
|Notes||David Jones thanks Colin Hughes for a card from 5th January  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.|
|Item Date||14th January 1971|
|Creation place||Harrow, England (Google Maps)|
|File type||Compound Object|
|Repository name||National Library of Wales|
|Cataloguer||Alisa Miller and Alun Edwards|
|Copyright||The National Library of Wales / The David Jones Literary Estate|
|Digital repository||The First World War Poetry Digital Archive|