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2017 Purchase

Sub fonds contains papers related to David Lloyd George, Frances Stevenson and Jennifer Longford (nee Stevenson) including letters between Frances and her family, with some sent from the Versailles Peace Conference; letters between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford; a handwritten memorandum on the early stages of the Great War; newspaper stories related to Lloyd George's political career and his marriage to Frances Stevenson; papers relating to the adoption of Jennifer Longford; drafts of a film script about Lloyd George; publications by and about Lloyd George; articles about Frances Stevenson's role has Lloyd George's personal secretary; letters of congratulation to Lloyd George on his 80th birthday; and a scrap book of newspaper stories related to 'The Story of Old Japan' and 'The Story of Korea' by Joseph H. Longford.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972

Frances Lloyd George letter

A brief letter, 29 October 1943, in Welsh, from Frances Lloyd George, Bron-y-de, Churt, Surrey, to Miss Sally Foulkes, Liverpool, thanking her for her good wishes to herself and David Lloyd George [on the occasion of their marriage].

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972

Frances Stevenson Family Papers,

  • GB 0210 FRASON
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2018

The fonds comprises a substantial group of letters and papers, 1911-1972, acquired by Frances as private secretary to Lloyd George, including some business papers, notebooks of reminiscences and printed items. There are letters from a number of prominent politicians and public figures. There is also a small group of letters and papers, 1912-1965, concerning Lloyd George himself, papers, 1933-1946, relating to Jennifer Longford's schooldays, and a few papers relating to other members of the Stevenson family, notably Frances's sister Muriel and brother Paul. The material in sub-fonds G was loaned by Mrs Ruth Nixon of Camberwell to the National Library of Wales to be digitised in March 2013 and subsequently returned to her a few months later. Some of this material was subsequently purchased by NLW in 2017 and catalogued as sub-fonds H. The 2017 purchase includes various articles about Lloyd George, a draft memorandum partly in the hand of Lloyd George and partly in the hand of Frances Stevenson regarding the early part of the First World War, letters from Frances Stevenson to her family, including some from the Versailles Peace Conference, notes following Lloyd George's speeches and papers relating to Jennifer Longford including letters between her and Lloyd George.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972

Lloyd George Museum,

Letters, copies of replies and papers relating to the building of a new memorial museum for Lloyd George in Llanystumdwy, including letters from Frances, Countess Lloyd George of Dwyfor, 1951, 1957-1963.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972


A scrap-album compiled, [c. 1958], by Leila Mégane, containing correspondence, press cuttings and other papers, 1911-1945, relating to her career, family and friends, including letters from Frances Louise Stevenson (afterwards Countess Lloyd George of Dwyfor) (1), 1934, Dame Margaret Lloyd George (4), 1919-1935, Dame Helen 'Nellie' Melba (1), 1919, Robert David Rowland (Anthropos) (1), 1934, and Dame Sybil Thorndike (1), [mid 20 cent.], with notes by Leila Mégane.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972