Rhys Davies (November 9, 1901 –August 21, 1978) (born Vivian Rees Davies) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer, who wrote in the English language.
One of the most prolific Welsh prose writers of the 20th century, Davies is best known for his short stories, of which he wrote over a hundred. He also wrote eighteen novels, including The Withered Root (1927), The Black Venus (1944) and The Perishable Quality (1957), an autobiography, Print of a Hare's Foot (1969), and a successful play, No Escape (1954), as well as several works of non-fiction. Though he lived largely in London, Davies' work is often set in Wales.
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Scope and Contents: 1936: September 8. Autograph letter signed from Davies to Gilbert Fabes acknowledging an apparent request to receive some books. Davies reports a change in residence and provides new address. 2 pages.