Fonds GB 0210 DEMMAS - D. Emlyn Thomas Papers,

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D. Emlyn Thomas Papers,


  • 1936-1954 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.135 cubic metres (15 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

D. Emlyn Thomas (1892-1954) born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, was a Labour Member of Parliament for the Aberdare division, Glamorgan, between 1946 and 1954. He was also a trade unionist. After attending evening classes in mining and mine surveying he became a qualified engineer. He was elected the miner's agent of the Merthyr and Aberdare valleys of the South Wales area executive of the National Union of Miners (NUM) and became an authority on workmen's compensation. He was a Sunday school teacher at Ebenezer Independent chapel, Trecynon, Aberdare. He was married and had three children.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by his daughter, Mrs Margaret Morris, Aberdare, 1988 and 1990.

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Scope and content

Papers of D. Emlyn Thomas, 1936-1954, mainly constituency correspondence, 1946-1954, as Labour Member of Parliament for the Aberdare division of Glamorganshire; and pocket diaries, 1937-1954, containing brief notes of appointments and other comments.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: constituency correspondence; and miscellanea (1988 donation); correspondence; pocket diaries; and miscellanea (1990 donation).

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp.86-87, and 1991, pp.77-78, at the National Library of Wales.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989 and 1991; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); and Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r Ganrif, Welsh Elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont, 1999).

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