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Briton Ferry Labour Party Records,

  • GB 0210 BRITRTY
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1988 /

Records of the Briton Ferry Labour Party, 1939-1988; including financial records, 1939-1986; minute books, 1945-1988; an attendance book, 1970-1984; and copies of the Labour Leader, 1915 and 1917.

Briton Ferry Labour Party.

Brynmor T. John Papers,

  • GB 0210 BRYJONES
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1988 /

Papers of Brynmor T. John, 1970-1988, mainly relating to his career as a politician, including Constituency and Parliamentary correspondence and papers, 1970-1985; Constituency correspondence and papers, 1986-1988; records relating to the Pontypridd Division Labour Party, 1919-1970; records relating to the Labour Party, 1967-1976; papers relating to local government, 1967-1989; papers relating to general elections, 1966-1987; and papers relating to foreign affairs, 1965-1973.

John, Brynmor, 1934-1988

Cymric Federation Press Papers,

  • GB 0210 CYMRIC
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1986 /

Printers' files and related papers relating to divisional Labour Party general and local government election pamphlets, posters and addresses, 1950-1986; Cardiff May Day Rally, 1964-1965; Cardiff ward branches, 1961-1986; the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, 1973-1986; and Brynlliw Lodge and the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area), 1953-1984.

Cymric Federation Press.

D. Caradog Jones Papers,

  • GB 0210 DCARNES
  • Fonds
  • [c.1940]-1978 /

Papers of D. Caradog Jones, [c.1940]-1978, comprising records relating to the Labour Party and Welsh rural areas, 1951-1959; general correspondence, 1951-1978; and papers and press cuttings, [1940x1959], concerning D. Caradog Jones and Montgomeryshire politics, 1940s-1950s.

Jones, D. Caradog.

E. T. John Papers,

  • GB 0210 ETJOHN
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1931 /

Personal and political papers of E. T. John, 1881-1931, including correspondence, 1886-1931; personal and family papers, 1882-1930; political papers, 1907-1930; papers relating to Welsh and Celtic cultural movements, 1912-1930; posters and programmes, 1881-1927; and miscellaneous papers and publications, [c. 1894]-1930.

John, Edward T. (Edward Thomas), 1857-1931.

Elystan Morgan papers,

  • NLW MSS 21806-7E.
  • File
  • 1959-1981 /

Correspondence and papers, 1959-1981, relating to the career of Dafydd Elystan Elystan-Morgan, baron Elystan-Morgan of Aberteifi, Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire, 1966-1974, collected by Howard C. Jones, journalist and Labour Party activist. Most of the letters are from Lord Elystan-Morgan to the donor and relate to his political activities in London and to constituency affairs. There are also letters and copies of letters from, among others, Alice Bacon (1) 1970, Neil G. Carmichael (3) 1968-1969, Will Edwards (1) [c. 1966], Lord Gardner (1) 1968, Roy Hattersley (2) 1969-1970, Cledwyn Hughes (3) 1969, Sir Elwyn Jones (1) 1970, John Morris (1) 1968, D. Ben Rees (3) 1965, Merlyn Rees (1) 1968, Goronwy Roberts (1) 1966, John Stonehouse (2) 1967-1969, Dick Taverne (1) 1969, George Thomas (1) 1970, Shirley Williams (1) 1968 and Lord Winterbottom (2) 1969-1970, as well as miscellaneous papers, mostly on matters relating to the Labour Party in Cardiganshire, and a large number of press cuttings.

Morgan, Elystan, Baron of Aberteifi, 1932-

James Griffiths papers

  • GB 0210 JAMTHS
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1975 (accumulated 1912-1975)

Letters, newspaper cuttings, notes, pamphlets and periodicals, typescripts, reports, volumes of parliamentary debates, and other papers of James Griffiths relating to the following: the coal industry and the South Wales Miners' Federation, 1912-1967; the Labour Party, 1919-1975; the Central Labour College, 1919-1922; National Insurance, 1931-1954; the Colonies, 1939-1972; his work as Secretary of State for Wales, 1964-1966; papers relating to Welsh affairs including devolution, the Welsh Reconstruction Advisory Council, education and local government reorganization, 1935-1975; constituency affairs, 1937-1969; overseas visits, 1936-1968; the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1968-1970; papers relating to his autobiography Pages from Memory, including letters from Gwilym Prys Davies and others, 1961-1969, notebooks, [1960s], typescripts, [1964]-1969, and cuttings of reviews, 1969; unpublished reminiscences, 1955-1974; notes and typescripts for lectures and speeches, 1940-1971; typescripts of broadcasts by Griffiths, 1937-1967; typescripts of articles and reviews, 1940-1974; newspaper cuttings, 1919-1974; and other miscellaneous personal matter, [1930s]-1975; and papers relating to Mrs Silyn Roberts, 1897-1954.

Griffiths, James, 1890-1975

Jeffrey Thomas Papers

  • GB 0210 JEFTHO
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1987

The fonds comprises two accruals. The first consisting of papers, 1936-1987, including local affairs, 1973-82, Welsh affairs, 1972-83, domestic politics, 1978-82, legal matters, 1978-80, foreign affairs, 1978-81, Social Democratic Party, 1981-5, and Labour Party, 1986-7. The second accrual, described here, consisting of scrapbooks, 1970-1976, relating to Jeffrey and Margaret Thomas' work in the Abertillery constituency; scrapbooks relating to Jeffrey Thomas' general election campaigns in Barry and Abertillery, 1966-1979; and other political and personal papers.

Thomas, Jeffrey, 1933-1989

John Morris Papers,

  • GB 0210 JOHNMOR
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1997 /

Comprises letters, 1957-1997, to John Morris, mainly of political interest. Many of the letters are from John Morris's Aberavon constituents. In some cases there are copies of his replies and/or drafts of his replies, prepared to be typed up by a secretary. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, mainly governmental affairs and the work of various governmental ministries and departments, above all the Welsh Office. Many letters concern the Labour Party, its various committees and its internal affairs. Many of the letters are from constituents who make enquiries and refer problems and difficulties to their Member of Parliament. Some also concern the framing and implementation of various pieces of legislation. There are also many subject files, 1951-1995, divided into British subjects, Welsh affairs, many of these concerning devolution, and constituency matters. The subject files relating to British politics nationally include material on a wide range of subjects including defence, disarmament, education, the EEC, parliamentary elections, the environment, foreign affairs, housing, the Labour Party, leasehold reform, local government, pensions, the steel industry, transport, and specific pieces of parliamentary legislation. The files on Welsh affairs include material on the Welsh Office, the Labour Party Wales, the Crowther/Kilbrandon Commission and devolution, the Development Corporation for Wales, and the Welsh language. Thirdly, there is a group of printed, typescript and manuscript materials and diaries, 1943-1991. A further file, being Lord Morris's earliest drafts of the chapter on Kosovo (chapter 21), for inclusion in his book 'Fifty Years in Politics and the Law', published in 2011, was received in Februay 2013. This file is under Embargo during the lifetime of the donor. Further donations of material were made in Augist 2015 and August 2015. These remain uncatalogued although photographs have been transferred to photo albums and videocasettes, sound cassettes and DVDs have been transferred to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales.

Morris, John, 1931 Nov. 5-

Leo Abse Papers,

  • GB 0210 LEOABSE
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1996 /

General and parliamentary correspondence, 1961-1987; constituency correspondence, 1970-1987, files relating to constituency affairs, 1947-1987; files relating to the following: Welsh affairs, 1985-1987, including transport, 1959-1973; health service, 1960-1978; Welsh language and nationalism, 1966-1979; devolution, 1970-1979; Select Committee for Welsh Affairs, 1975-1985; the Labour Party, 1964-1987, mainly annual conferences and general elections; industrial affairs, 1958-1985, penal reform, 1961-1987, children, 1968-1987, abortion, 1969-1979, nuclear energy, 1977-1987, genetic engineering, [c. 1977] - 1985; and personal papers, mainly letters, [1930s]-1946, and articles, notes and diaries, [1930s]-[1980s]. A further consignment of papers were received. These remain uncatalogued.

Abse, Leo

Lord Goronwy-Roberts Papers

  • GB 0210 GORROB
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997 (accumulated 1930-1997)

The papers comprise correspondence files, 1918-1982, among them general and political letters to Goronwy Roberts and constituency correspondence; subject files, 1913-1981, including papers concerning foreign affairs (some deriving from Goronwy Roberts's trips abroad), domestic politics, Welsh politics and matters relating to Wales, and files of material concerning Caernarfonshire; various personalia, 1918-1982; and miscellaneous papers, 1900-1997, including printed items and press cuttings.

Roberts, Goronwy, 1913-1981

Lord Ogmore Papers

  • GB 0210 LORORE
  • Fonds
  • c.1819-1984 /

The 1989 group (no's 1-13) comprises political papers of Lord Ogmore, 1957-1976, mainly relating to party organisation and policy formation, comprising correspondence and other papers concerning the Liberal Party and the Welsh Liberal Party, 1959-1974, Welsh affairs such as devolution, 1957-1976, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, 1969-1973, and various printed political pamphlets. The 2014 group (no's 14-66) comprises family and political papers, including letters to his parent from Penang, 1930-1934, Cabinet Office, Colonial Office and Commonwealth papers relating to various colonies, particularly Sarawak and Burma, 1947-1970, and the investiture of the prince of Wales, 1967-1973.

Lord Ogmore.

Lord Touhig Papers

  • GB 0210 TOUHIG
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2013

Papers of former Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician Don Touhig, Baron Touhig, comprising material relating to his political career both before and after his 1995 Islwyn by-election victory, and including campaign publicity; speech notes; parliamentary reports; diaries; and correspondence.

Touhig, Don, 1947-

Ray Davies Papers

  • GB 0210 RAYDAV
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2003

The papers, 1960-2003, reflect Councillor Ray Davies's life and the political campaigns and activities in which he was involved. Many are cuttings from local and national newspapers and other printed items. Some of the material reflects his campaigns in various elections, others the movements which he supported and in which he participated. A large number relate to the campaign against the community charge in the 1980s and 1990s. A few stem from his personal and family life.

Three lots of Councillor Ray Davies'r papers were received, 2006-2008. These remain uncatalogued.

Davies, Ray, 1930-

South Glamorgan Labour Party Records,

  • GB 0210 SGLALA
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1995 /

Records of the South Glamorgan Labour Party, 1983-1995, comprising administrative papers, 1988-1995, including correspondence, minutes, agenda, details of conferences, newsletters and reports; treasurer's papers, 1993-1995; correspondence, 1992-1995, with the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff Constituency Labour Parties; letters, circulars and details of meetings and events; and miscellaneous correspondence; papers relating to elections in South Glamorgan, 1983-1993; and miscellaneous papers, 1991-1995.

South Glamorgan Labour Party.

Viscount Tonypandy Papers,

  • GB 0210 VISNDY
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1997 /

General personal and political correspondence, 1936-1997, including letters from the Royal Family, MPs and Government Ministers, such as James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher and John Major; subject files including the Labour Party, 1951-1979, the National Union of Teachers, 1963-1971, Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-1969, Devolution in Wales, 1970-1973, the Christian Heritage, 1977-1985, Aberfan Disaster Fund Bill, 1978-1979, Cardiff West Constituency Labour Party, 1981-1982, the National Children's Homes, 1981-1993, British housing, 1984-1985, GT's memoirs, 1983-1985, the College of Preceptors, 1982-1987, the House of Lords, 1985-1987, St George's House, Windsor Castle, 1985-1987, education, 1986-1987, European Union, 1990-1997, the Welsh Assembly, 1996-1997, the WDA, 1991-1992, and various medical and charitable foundations, 1982-1997; miscellaneous political and personal papers, 1927-1997, including material concerning the Cardiff City Labour Group; 1927-1958; religious interests, 1960's-1990's; Speaker's engagements and official papers, 1976-1983; general publications, 1950-1987, including The Gospel Witness, 1955-1983; Parliamentary publications, 1961-1986, The House Magazine, 1980-1991; personal papers, [c. 1940s]-[1990s]; political papers, accumulated as MP for Cardiff West, Government Minister and Member of the House of Lords, 1955-1997; and letters, 1983-1997, from Sir Julian Hodge, relating to European union and devolution.

Thomas, George, 1909-1997