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Aberystwyth 'No Assembly' Campaign (1979) Archive,

  • GB 0210 ABEIGN
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1981 /

Papers of the Aberystwyth "No Assembly" Campaign, 1975-1981, including correspondence, 1975-1981; pamphlets, leaflets, circular letters, stickers, 1976-1979; financial records, 1978-1979; press releases, 1978-1979 and press cuttings, 1975-1979.

Aberystwyth No Assembly Campaign.

Cofnodion Ymgyrch Senedd i Gymru / Parliament for Wales Campaign Records,

  • GB 0210 PARWAL
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000 /

Parliament for Wales Campaign records, 1988-2000, including minutes, accounts, correspondence, and files relating to membership, branches, policy, activities and publications.

A further consignment of papers were recived comprising correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial papers. This group remains uncatalogued.

Osmond, John

D. J. Williams letters to Flora MacRae Forster

  • NLW MS 15312C.
  • File
  • 1922-1937

Twenty six letters, 1922-1937, from D. J. Williams, Fishguard, to Flora Forster. They relate mainly to their personal relationship, but also contain references to his imprisonment, 1937 (ff. 48-9), George M. Ll. Davies (ff. 29 verso-30, 41), the 1922 parliamentary election (ff. 1-3), Saunders Lewis (f. 14 verso), and Welsh nationalism (ff. 45-8).

Williams, D. J. (David John), 1885-1970


Wyn Roberts' diary from April 1976 to October 1977.

Donald Coleman Papers

  • GB 0210 DONCOL
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1991

Political papers, 1944-1991, of Donald Richard Coleman, including correspondence files, 1964-1991, mainly of political interest; papers concerning the Labour Party, 1964-1990, many relating to the Labour Party Wales; and files, 1944-1990, relating to various subjects.

Coleman, Donald Richard, 1925-1991

Edward Morgan Humphreys Papers,

  • GB 0210 EMHUMPH
  • Fonds
  • [1762]x1955 /

Papers relating to the life and career of Edward Morgan Humphreys, including letters to E. Morgan Humphreys, from several prominent Welsh figures, 1900x1955, relating to professional matters, such as his articles and contributions to newspapers, requests for articles, radio talks, addresses, literary works, public appointments, his involvement with the eisteddfod and various committees; together with some letters relating to personal affairs, politics and literary matters and letters written to him in his role as an editor; miscellaneous and family ('Dyffryn') correspondence, which are mostly letters of the families of E. Morgan Humphreys' great-grandfather, the Rev Richard Humphreys, and of his grandfather, the Rev Edward Morgan, [1800]x1953; articles, radio scripts and addresses by E. Morgan Humphreys, 1902x1955; together with some personal and family papers, 1841x1955; articles, poetry, adjudications and letters to the editor of Y Genedl etc., by T. Gwynn Jones, 1890x1949; and other miscellaneous papers accumulated by E. Morgan Humphreys, [1762]x1955. Some of the family correspondence was published in 'Some Nineteenth Century Letters', in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1925-1926.

Humphreys, E. Morgan (Edward Morgan), 1882-1955.

Eirene White papers

  • GB 0210 EIRITE
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1999 (accumulated 1928-1999)

The fonds comprises letters, 1928-1999, to Lady White, diaries, 1936-1984, papers, 1907-1994, reflecting her career as a Labour politician, papers, 1859-1994, concerning her outside interests and activities, records, 1950-1996, deriving from Lady White's involvement in Welsh political and public life, and material, 1960-1990, concerning her activities in educational matters. There are also family papers, 1892-1992, including some relating to Lady White's father Dr Thomas Jones CH (1870-1955) and to her husband John Cameron White (1911-1968). There is also a substantial group of press cuttings and other printed material, 1919-1997. A further two boxes of papers were received in January 2007; this group remains uncatalogued.

White, Eirene


The group consists of material relating to Communist Party election campaigns in Britain, but mainly in Wales, including election manifestos, 1964-1987, elections results, 1945-1995, files relating to election campaign arrangements, 1934-1987, electoral reform, 1964-1996, general election leaflets, 1935-1989, and local election leaflets, 1946-1992.

Glansevern Estate Records

  • GB 0210 GLAERN
  • Fonds
  • [late 12 cent.]-[mid 20 cent.]

The catalogued portion of the archive contains records of the family of Owen, later Humphreys-Owen, of Glansevern, and Johnes of Garthmyl, mainly comprising title deeds and documents, [late 12 cent.]-1929, mainly relating to property in Montgomeryshire; estate papers, 1767-1924, including rentals, accounts and surveys; records relating to Campobello island, New Brunswick, Canada, 1767-1902; substantial family correspondence, 1633-1926, political correspondence of Arthur Charles Humphreys-Owen, 1856-1905, including letters from Lord Rendel; naval papers of Captain William Owen, 1746-1778, [c. 1797]. The uncatalogued part of the archive includes correspondence of the Owen and Humphreys-Owen families, 1754-1905; pedigree of the Owen family, 1839; and material relating to S. P. F. Humphreys Owen, [c. mid 20 cent].

Humphreys-Owen family, of Glansevern

Huw T. Edwards Papers

  • GB 0210 HUWRDS
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1974 (accumulated [c. 1923]-1974)

Letters addressed to Huw T. Edwards, 1929-1970, and carbon copies of letters sent by him, 1945-1969, concerning politics, literature, and the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, including letters to and from political figures in the Labour Party and Plaid Cymru, and Welsh literary figures; pocket diaries, 1929-1968; minute books of the North Wales Labour Federation, 1923-1930; reports and memoranda concerning the activities of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, political life in North Wales, and the activities of TWW, 1935-1966; press cuttings relating to Edwards' political career and the activities of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire, 1930-1968; illuminated addresses and distinctions presented to him, 1933-1969; miscellaneous printed items, 1912-1967; poems by him, 1950-1958; and other personal papers, 1926-1967; and acquired papers, notably letters from Sir Owen M. Edwards to Hughes and Son, Wrexham, printers, 1894-1895.

Edwards, Huw T. (Huw Thomas), 1892-1970

John Bryn Roberts Collection,

  • Fonds
  • 1781-1928 /

Papers collected by John Bryn Roberts, including correspondence, 1830-1887; legal certificates, 1863-1897; diaries, 1838-1930, kept by Bryn Roberts and some other members of the Roberts family; photographs, [c. 1880]-1924; notes on legal cases and topics, [c. 1902]-[c. 1921]; letters, 1888-1926, from John Bryn Roberts to the press; newspaper reports transcribed, 1883-1905; notes for his speeches, 1885-1905; notes on political topics, [c.1892]-[1926]; general notes, [1860]-[1894]; election addresses, 1885-1924; political leaflets and pamphlets, 1880-1927; official publications, 1889-1927; legal publications, 1863-1930; miscellaneous printed matter, 1883-1925; Calvinistic Methodist papers, 1844-1928; papers relating to the University of Wales, mainly the University College of North Wales, Bangor, 1882-1926; newspaper and magazine cuttings, 1874-1929; newspapers and periodicals, 1902-1928; bills and receipts, 1781-1926; notebooks and account books, 1833-1900.

Roberts, J. Bryn (John Bryn), 1847-1931

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-

July 2017 Donation

Papers, 1999-2017, consisting mainly of printed material from web pages, press cuttings, and campaign material and election addresses relating to prominent Welsh politicians both in the Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament. The group also contains a small amount of material relating to the 2006 Blaenau Gwent By-election.

Letters from university principals to O. M. Edwards

The series contains letters with a mixture of personal and professional news. Many of the letters refer to matters relating to the University of Wales and the individual colleges: academic matters, research, appointments and buildings. There are also numerous references to developments in secondary education in Wales and to relations between the schools and the university. Some of the letters arrange meetings with O. M. Edwards. There are a few references to contemporary political life.

Letters to Alfred Thomas, Lord Pontypridd,

  • NLW MS 21958D.
  • File
  • 1886-1913.

Some sixty letters, 1886-1913, to Alfred Thomas, 1st baron Pontypridd, relating mainly to national and local politics and to secondary and university education in Wales. The correspondents include Sir Edward Anwyl (1) 1905, Henry Austin Bruce, Lord Aberdare (1) 1886, Sir D. Brynmor Jones (2) 1900, J. Viriamu Jones (3) 1900, Sir Isambard Owen (1) 1893, Robert Threshie Reid, Lord Loreburn (4) 1908-1911, Lord Rendel (2) 1899, 1902, and Charles Vaughan, dean of Llandaf (6) 1888-1897.

Llythyrau D. R. Daniel,

  • NLW MS 12293C.
  • File
  • 1899, 1918-1930 /

Two holograph letters from David Robert Daniel, organising agent, North Wales Quarrymen's Union, from Fourcrosses, Chwilog, to [David] Lloyd Humphreys [of Blaenau Ffestiniog, aft. of Pwllheli], 1899 (labour relations in the North Wales slate industry), and twenty holograph letters and post cards from D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, etc., to J[ohn] Lloyd Humphreys, Dolawel, Blaenau Ffestiniog [brother of David Lloyd Humphreys, and quarry manager, etc.], 1918-1930 and undated (books, World War I, an appreciation of [J.] Glyn Davies, the writer's health, the collection of dialect terms, an appreciation of W. Llewelyn Williams, comments on [John Davies] 'SiƓn Gymro', parliamentary elections and current politics, the preservation of the Welsh language, observations on [Elfennau Gwleidyddiaeth by J.] Jones Roberts, personal, news of friends, etc.).

Daniel, David R. (David Robert), 1859-1931


  • NLW MS 21755C.
  • File
  • 1925-1946 /

Some thirty letters, 1925-1940, from the Dutch scholar Theodor Max Chotzen to Dr E. D. Jones. Written mainly in Welsh, they contain personal news, details of the writer's publications, references to contemporary Welsh scholars, and observations on political events in Wales. Also included is a letter, 1946, from his widow containing information concerning her husband's imprisonment by the Germans and subsequent death on 27 February 1945.

Chotzen, Th. M. Th. (Theodor Max Thomas), 1901-1945.

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

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