Fonds GB 0210 LGAPPL - David Lewis Jones (Lloyd George Appeal) Papers

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David Lewis Jones (Lloyd George Appeal) Papers


  • 1875-2007 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 large archival boxes; 0.086 cubic metres.

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Name of creator


Administrative history

The David Lloyd George Statue Appeal Trust was formed following a letter from John Grigg, biographer of David Lloyd George to Lord Cledwyn or Penrhos, noting the lack of a statue to Lloyd George in London. Lord Cledwyn made initial inquiries and began to put together a committee, comprising Lord Aberdare, Alan Beith MP, Lord Hooson, Earl Lloyd George and Emrys Evans in late 1996. David Lewis Jones, Librarian of the House of Lords Library was appointed secretary of the appeal. The appeal became a trust in 1997 with Lord Cledwyn, Lord Aberdare, John Grigg, Lord Hooson, Emrys Evans and David Lewis Jones as trustees. Lord Williams of Mostyn was later appointed as a trustee. Betty Boothroyd, Sir Edward Heath, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Lord Callaghan, Paddy Ashdown and John Major became patrons of the appeal, while Michael Heseltine chaired the artist selection panel. Professor Glynn Williams was selected as the winning artist and the statue was erected in Parliament Square before being unveiled by the Prince of Wales in 2007. The Trust was subsequently wound up.

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Archival history

Material was collected by David Lewis Jones, Librarian of the House of Lords in his role as Secretary to the David Lloyd George Statue Appeal Trust.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Ms Elinor Ingham; Aberaeron; Donation; April 2017. Ms Elinor Ingham; Aberaeron; Donation; October 2017.

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Scope and content

Records of the David Lloyd George Statue Appeal Trust, including minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, papers associated with the commissioning of the statue, files related to obtaining permissions to erect the statue, brochures, arrangements for fundraising events, arrangements for the unveiling and press reports. the papers also contain a collection of cartoons from the magazine 'Punch', most of which feature David Lloyd George.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All material has been retained. Photographs have been transferred to NLW Photograph album 6145a.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The collection has been arranged into 4 series: Correspondence and administrative papers; Financial papers; Design and construction of the statue; Other papers. Original order of files and within the files has been retained where possible.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Preferred citation: David Lewis Jones (Lloyd George Appeal) Papers.


Additional document donated in October 2017 added to file B/1.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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



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Dates of creation revision deletion

23rd August 2017.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: material in the David Lewis Jones (Lloyd George Appeal) Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Robert Phillips.

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