World War, 1914-1918



Scope note(s)

Source note(s)

Display note(s)

Hierarchical terms

World War, 1914-1918

Equivalent terms

World War, 1914-1918

Associated terms

World War, 1914-1918

46 Archival description results for World War, 1914-1918

46 results directly related Exclude narrower terms

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

A. J. Sylvester Papers

  • GB 0210 AJSYLTER
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1986

Papers of A. J. Sylvester, 1909-1986, including shorthand diaries and notebooks, 1912-1953; subject files, 1914-1948, including files relating to the First World War, 1914-1920, the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1920, Germany and the Second World War, 1936-1944; material relating to the Liberal Party, politics and elections, 1918-1945; Lloyd George family letters and papers, 1912-1985; general correspondence, 1912-1983; and papers relating to A. J. Sylvester's publications, 1945-1986.

Sylvester, Albert James, 1889-

Armed Forces Act 2006 (Amendment)

Speech notes, correspondence, reports and press cuttings relating to the amendment made to the Armed Forces Act of 2006, which granted posthumous pardons to armed forces personnel executed for 'cowardice' and/or 'desertion' during the First World War. Speech notes dated 7 November.


'Collectanea' relating to Bodfari church, churchyard, parish and parish registers, the war of 1914-18, etc.

Cardiganshire Great War Tribunal (Appeals) Records,

  • GB 0210 CARWAR
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918 /

Individual appeal case papers, 1916-1918; official handbooks, circulars and statutes used by the Appeals Tribunal, 1916-1918; minutes, correspondence and working papers, 1916-1918, with brief details of cases considered; register of attendance, 1916-1918; correspondence relating to expense claims, 1916-1918; Clerk of Tribunal's notebooks, 1916-1918, with rough notes of individual cases; letters relating to individual appeal cases and correspondence with the Central Tribunal; list of appeals heard by the Cardiganshire Appeal Tribunal, 1916-1918; District appeal papers (Applications for Exemption and Notices of Appeal) and associated correspondence, 1916-1918; applications for medical examination and miscellaneous documents that appear to have strayed from the office of Edgar Evans, relating to electoral arrangements, 1918-1919, together with correspondence relating to electoral registers, 1918.

Cardiganshire Appeals Tribunal.

Cilgwyn Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 CILWYN
  • Fonds
  • 1509-1968 /

The 1933-1934, 1964-1965 and 1985-1986 deposits, listed as Cilgwyn Estate Records Groups I, II and III respectively, comprise estate records and family papers including title deeds, 1509-1949; rentals of the Cilgwyn estate, 1791-1931, and the Paddington estate, 1792-1921; ledgers, 1882-1936; letter books and estate correspondence, 1825-1935; personal correspondence and papers, including papers relating to the military career of Edward Crawford Lloyd Fitzwilliams, 1890-1934, during the Boer War, including diaries, 1899-1901, and the First World War (British Adriatic Mission, Northern Command, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force), and to the medical career of Gerard Lloyd Hall Fitzwilliams in the Far East, Africa, United States and Europe, 1902-1932, and including Russia, 1917-1918, and a letter book of Edward Hall (first secretary of the Whig Club) containing copies of letters written to his brother and uncle in Kingston, Jamaica, 1783-1795; records of the borough of Adpar, Cardiganshire, including rentals, [1670]-[1696], and court leet books, 1709-1741; records of the New Quay Harbour Company, 1834-1900 and the Llandysul Market Company, 1837-1858; ships' log books, 1893-1897; and parochial papers of the parish of Paddington, 1730-1803, acquired and inherited by Benjamin Crompton as churchwarden and overseer of the poor, including land tax assessments, 1758-1791, account book, 1774-1777, of fees paid for burials in the new church, and apprenticeship indentures of pauper children, 1762-1776. -- The 2002 deposit includes family and personal papers, 1790-1960, correspondence, 1873-1939, rentals, 1850-1941, and other estate papers, 1865-[c.1953]. The 2006 deposit comprises a bundle of deeds and related papers relating to the Gelligadrog estate, 1866-1954.

Fitzwilliams family, of Cilgwyn, Cardiganshire and Paddington, Middlesex

Correspondence to George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore,

Letters to George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore, third Baron Harlech, 1862-1938, from his wife, family, friends, political acquaintances, military personnel and several individuals whose sons were killed in service with the Welsh Guards. Topics of interest are: political representation of Merionethshire; the Unionist party in Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1910-1912; army appointments, including the recipient 's command and eventual resignation from the Welsh Guards, 1915-1918; government military policy and army life during the First World War; travel in China; renovations to the grave of Owen Arthur Ormsby-Gore in South Africa, 1926-1928; the economic life of pre-war Canada, 1910; the military and political career of William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War and later in the British cabinet; family history relating to Sir George Seymour and to Gore monuments in Ireland; research on a painting of Charles II; history of the coastline at Harlech; liquidation of the Ardudwy Farmers' Association, 1912; formation of Talsarnau Co-operative Society, 1914; a church appointment in Shropshire, 1937; and the transfer of Criccieth Castle to H.M. Office of Works, 1932-1933.

David Jones letters to Valerie Wynne-Williams

  • NLW MS 24167i-iiiE.
  • File
  • 1958-1974

One hundred and twenty-four autograph letters, 1959-1974, from painter-poet David ('Dafydd') Jones, all addressed to Valerie ('Elri') Wynne-Williams (née Price), with the exception of two to her husband Michael ('Mihangel') (ff. 54, 112-113) and one to them both (ff. 55-56), discussing a variety of topics including his, and her, health and living conditions, his work, his friends, the Welsh language and Welsh history and politics. Some letters are illustrated with coloured pencil, pen and ink drawings, mainly of animals and flowers (ff. 8, 32, 33, 45 verso, 46 verso-47, 48 verso, 76, 103, 104 verso, 152), inscriptions (ff. 9, 34, 124 verso, 128, 136 verso) and sketch maps of Harrow (ff. 143, 144).
There are references throughout to friends and correspondents including Saunders Lewis (ff. 2-11 passim, 42-188 passim), Harman Grisewood (ff. 4-192 verso passim), René Hague (ff. 42 verso-187 passim), David Blamires (ff. 160, 186, 190 verso, 192), Louis Bonnerot (ff. 123, 186 verso), Tom Burns (ff. 13, 14 verso, 48, 64 verso, 68 verso, 77, 85 verso, 86 verso, 89 verso, 110, 116, 140 recto-verso, 188 verso), Douglas Cleverdon (ff. 68 verso, 160 verso, 162, 163 verso, 187), Aneirin Talfan Davies (ff. 9 verso, 11, 14 verso, 16, 33 verso, 63 verso, 71 verso, 123, 124, 128, 129 verso, 154 verso, 162), Clarissa Eden (f. 107 verso), T. S. Eliot (ff. 51 recto-verso, 62 verso, 67 verso, 69 verso, 71, 73, 74, 85), Gwynfor Evans (ff. 29 verso, 31, 131-192 verso passim), Illtud Evans (f. 6, 11 recto-verso, 37, 46 verso, 57, 61), Arthur Giardelli (ff. 150, 151 verso, 171 verso, 186), Eric Gill (ff. 45 verso, 66, 67 verso, 68 verso, 121), Stanley Honeyman (ff. 84, 140, 154 verso, 159 verso), Morag Owen (ff. 59, 98, 140), Catherine Rousseau (née Ivainer) (ff. 36 verso-127 passim), Stephen Spender (ff. 81 verso-82, 83 verso, 91), Bill Stevenson (f. 158 verso) and Helen Sutherland (ff. 68, 97 verso, 157). There are also occasional references to Desmond Chute (f. 120 verso), Idris Foster (ff. 60 verso, 63 verso), Philip Jones Griffiths (ff. 1, 131), David Lloyd George (ff. 108 verso-109, 127 verso), Megan Lloyd George (ff. 18 verso, 20, 21-22), J. D. Innes (f. 49 verso), Augustus John (f. 85 verso), Alun Oldfield-Davies (ff. 37, 77), Tristram Powell (ff. 142 recto-verso, 144), Caradog Prichard (ff. 19 verso, 77, 108), Kathleen Raine (f. 59 verso), Keidrych Rhys (ff. 6 verso, 8, 9, 16, 30 verso, 36 verso), Meic Stephens (ff. 171, 175), Vernon Watkins (ff. 47, 128 verso), D. J. Williams (f. 106 recto-verso), Kyffin Williams (ff. 49, 63, 77) and R. O. F. Wynne and his family (ff. 61, 62, 63, 64 verso, 67 verso, 81, 94 verso, 96 verso¸ 98, 130 verso), and brief reminiscences of his experiences during the First World War (ff. 70 recto-verso, 76, 79 recto-verso, 108 verso-109, 130 recto-verso, 151 verso, 164). Also included is a copy of his letter, dated 10 August 1959, to Megan Lloyd George (f. 21; for her reply see NLW, David Jones (Artist and Writer) Papers CT3/3, f. 247); cuttings of letters to the Times by David Jones, Valerie Price and others, 1958 (ff. 193-196); and a copy of a 1959 photograph of the two by Philip Jones Griffiths (f. 197). The letter of 23 September 1973 (ff. 178-179 verso) was published under the title 'Yr Iaith' in Planet, 21 (January 1974), 3-5.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

Draft memorandum regarding the early stages of the First World War

Draft of memorandum, partly in the hand of Lloyd George and partly in the hand of Frances Stevenson, regarding the early stages of the First World War, and particularly the recruitment numbers, the impact of trench warfare, the munitions problems, the training of soldiers, military strategy on the eastern and western fronts, and the development of weapons.

General letters to O. M. Edwards

The file includes letters from J. Mortimer Angus, J. H. Davies, J. Gwenogvryn Evans, H. J. Fleure, Annie J. Hughes Griffiths, John Hinds (2), J. Seymour Rees (2), and D. J. Williams.

Angus, J. Mortimer (John Mortimer), 1850-1945

Gohebiaeth rhwng Robert (Silyn) Roberts ac R. Williams Parry = Correspondence between Robert (Silyn) Roberts and R. Williams Parry

Gohebiaeth, 1913-1928, yn bennaf at Robert (Silyn) Roberts oddi wrth y bardd a'r darlithydd prifysgol R. Williams Parry, y llythyrau cynharaf wedi'u hanfon tra 'roedd Williams Parry yn athro yn ysgol Cefnddwysarn ger y Bala a'r rhan helaeth o'r ohebiaeth ddilynol yn olrhain ei hynt yn y fyddin yn ystod Rhyfel 1914-18. 'Roedd Williams Parry ar y cychwyn yn hynod anhapus yn ei yrfa milwrol ac mae'n erfyn ar Silyn, yn sgîl ei swydd fel ysgrifennydd Bwrdd Penodiadau Prifysgol Cymru, i'w symud i gatrawd sy'n cynnwys milwyr Cymreig (ceir tystiolaeth o ymgais Silyn i gyflawni ei ddymuniad). Cafodd Williams Parry air o'r diwedd (llythyr dyddiedig 24 Ebrill 1917) ei fod am gael ei drosglwyddo i'r '1st Welsh (Caernarvon) Battery Royal Garrison Artillery'. Serch annedwyddwch Williams Parry, ceir enghreifftiau yn ei lythyrau o farddoniaeth a ysgrifennodd ar faes y gâd, sy'n cynnwys ei englynion coffa i'w gyfaill Robert Pritchard Evans (1884-1917) (llythyr dyddiedig 26 Ebrill 1917) a'i soned 'Mater Mea' (llythyr dyddiedig 3 Rhagfyr 1917). Yn ei lythyr dyddiedig 11 Tachwedd 1918, mae Williams Parry yn datgan ei orfoledd ar derfyn y rhyfel. Arwyddir sawl un o'r llythyrau oddi wrth Williams Parry â'r enw 'Llion', sef y ffugenw a ddefnyddiodd ar gyfer ei ymgais lwyddiannus i gipio cadair Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1910. Arnodir dau lythyr yn llaw Mary Silyn Roberts.
Ceir hefyd y canlynol:
Llythyr, 1 Mai 1915, at Robert (Silyn) Roberts oddi wrth W. J. Williams (1878-1952), sy'n ymddangos fel pe bai'n adrodd hanes dyfarnu cymhwyster R. Williams Parry ac eraill ar gyfer gwaith rhyfel.
Copi o lythyr, 10 Ionawr 1917, oddi wrth Robert (Silyn) Roberts at Capten Hamlet Roberts, 6ed Bataliwn y Ffiwsilwyr Cymreig Brenhinol, mewn ymgais i drosglwyddo R. Williams Parry i gatrawd Gymreig.
Llythyrau, Ebrill 1917, rhwng Robert (Silyn) Roberts a'r bardd Eingl-Gymraeg, llenor ac addysgwr Arthur Glyn Prys-Jones (1888-1987) ynghylch cyhoeddi cyfrol o farddoniaeth Eingl-Gymreig; yn un llythyr, ceir barn Silyn ar feirdd Cymreig cyfoes.
Llythyr, 3 Gorffennaf 1918, oddi wrth 'Kitty' yn Llundain, yn holi am gyhoeddiadau'n ymwneud ag R. Williams Parry ac â'r addysgwraig Lydewig Marie Souvestre (1830-1905).
Cerdyn post, 16 Mai 1930, wedi'i gyfeirio at Robert (Silyn) Roberts ond sydd â rhan helaeth ohono wedi'i dorri'i ffwrdd.

Ynghyd ag atodiad teipysgrif: 'Datganiad gan Angharad Tomos [un o roddwyr y casgliad] Mai 2022', sy'n cynnig sylwadau ynghylch llythyrau R. Williams Parry at Robert (Silyn) Roberts.

= Correspondence, 1913-1928, largely to Robert (Silyn) Roberts from the poet and university lecturer R. Williams Parry, the earliest letters sent whilst Williams Parry was teaching at Cefnddwysarn school, near Bala, with subsequent correspondence following, in the main, his military career during the First World War. Williams Parry's wartime experience was initially extremely unhappy and he begs Silyn, as secretary of the Welsh Appointments Board of the University of Wales, to transfer him to a regiment which includes Welsh soldiers (there is evidence of Silyn's attempts to fulfil his wishes). Williams Parry would finally receive word (letter dated 24 April 1917) of his transfer to the 1st Welsh (Caernarvon) Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. However, despite his melancholy, the war letters contain poetry written at the time by Williams Parry, which includes his commemorative 'englynion' (strict-metre verses) to his friend Robert Pritchard Evans (1884-1917) (letter dated 26 April 1917) and his sonnet 'Mater Mea' (letter dated 3 December 1917). Williams Parry expresses his joy at the end of the war in a letter dated 11 November 1918. Many of Williams Parry's letters are signed 'Llion', which was the pseudonym he used in his successful attempt to win the bardic chair at the 1910 National Eisteddfod. Two letters are annotated in the hand of Mary Silyn Roberts.
The following are also included:
Letter, 1 May 1915, to Robert (Silyn) Roberts from W. J. Williams (1878-1952), which appears to relate an account of how R. Williams Parry and others were assessed for war work.
Copy of a letter, 10 January 1917, from Robert (Silyn) Roberts to Captain Hamlet Roberts of the 6th Battalion of Royal Welsh Fusiliers in an attempt to obtain R. Williams Parry's transfer to a Welsh regiment.
Letters, April 1917, between Robert (Silyn) Roberts and the Anglo-Welsh poet, author and educator Arthur Glyn Prys-Jones (1888-1987) regarding the publication of a volume of Anglo-Welsh poetry; in one letter, Silyn expresses his opinion of contemporary Welsh poets.
Letter, 3 July 1918, from 'Kitty' in London, enquiring about publications relating to R. Williams Parry and to the Breton educator Marie Souvestre (1830-1905).
Postcard, 16 May 1930, addressed to Robert (Silyn) Roberts, a substantial part of which has been torn away.

Together with a typescript supplement comprising a statement made May 2022 by Angharad Tomos, one of the donors of the collection, containing observations on R. Williams' Parry's letters to Robert (Silyn) Roberts.

Gwendoline E. Davies, Plas Dinam,

The letters, [1914]-[1919], refer to the events of the First World War and to developments at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, notably the teaching of music at the college.

Davies, Gwendoline Elizabeth, ca. 1882-1951

H. R. Watterson Papers,

  • NLW Facs 1021.
  • File
  • [2007].

Photocopies of papers, [2007], relating to the military career of Lieut. Hugh Richard Watterson of the Royal Garrison Artillery, from Amlwch, Anglesey, including a copy of his military record, a letter, 1919, from the War Office notifying him that he had been demobilized, and a biographical note.

Let us sleep now

File contains material related to "Let us sleep now", including scripts, bills etc..

Letters from First World War,

Letters, 1915-18, to the Reverend John Islan Jones (1874-1968), Cribyn, Unitarian minister, from members of Halliwell Road church, Bolton (where J. Islan Jones was minister, 1909-17), written while on active service in France and Egypt.

Letters from Ifan ab Owen Edwards to his family

The series comprises letters written by Ifan ab Owen Edwards to his family, mainly his parents and sister Haf, primarily from Llanuwchllyn, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and France during the First World War. They describe his daily routine at university and whilst on active service.

Letters from Paul Stevenson to members of his family

The letters were written by Paul Stevenson to either of his parents or to one of his sisters Frances or Muriel. Most of the letters describe Paul's experiences while on active service in France in the trenches during the first world war where he was killed in action in 1915. There are some references to contemporary international events and developments.


Seven holograph letters and one telegram, 1885-1915 and undated, from G[riffith] Hartwell Jones, rector of Nutfield, Surrey, to his uncle [Evan Jones] at [Portmadoc and] Llanrwst. Written from Llandovery, Rhyl, Nutfield, and Llandudno, they relate to the troubles of the writer's brother 'Willie' and a request to conceal his connection with the Army; the writer's travels; the authorship of a cutting; the receipt of newspapers; the death of the writer's aunt (1898); the connection of 'Pyll Glan Conwy' with the Lewis Morris press; destruction caused by World War I; etc.

Griffith Hartwell Jones.

Results 1 to 20 of 46