- 1968-2006 / (Creation)
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50 boxes; 0.45 cubic metres.
Name of creator
The Revd. David Morris was born on 28th January 1930 in Kidderminster, but adopted by a family in Llanelli. He initially worked in the steel and coal industries, gained a scholarship to Ruskin College, Oxford, and went on to study at University College, Swansea, before training at the United Theological College, Aberystwyth. He served as a Presbyterian minister and district and county councillor, before being elected MEP for Mid and West Wales in 1984. Following after boundaries changes he was elected MEP for South Wales West, but did not seek re-election in 1999 when Wales became a single, multi-member constituency. While an MEP he took a keen interest in overseas aid, and campaigned for regulation of the transport of live animals and nuclear waste. A pacifist and anti-nuclear campaigner, he was chair of CND Cymru 1990-2001 and with other activists formed Welsh Labour Grassroots in 2003. He died on January 24th, 2007.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
David Morris' collection of papers and books was transferred to the South Wales Miners' Library by Shirley Newnham with a request to donate the papers to the National Library of Wales. The papers were received at the National Library of Wales in June 2015. Other material has been retained by the South Wales Miners' Library.
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Scope and content
Papers, 1968-2006, of the Reverend David Morris relating to his interests in political and social issues, his career as MEP for Mid and West Wales, and later MEP for South Wales West, and his work as a Presbyterian minister.
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System of arrangement
Original order retained. Material is divided into 50 files by subject.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guardian Online WWW site;