Fonds GB 0210 CYMOD - Fellowship of Reconciliation ('Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru') Records

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Fellowship of Reconciliation ('Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru') Records


  • 1939-2001 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.152 cubic metres (6 boxes) (June 2002); 1 box (October 2014).

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Name of creator

Administrative history

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (F.O.R.) was formed originally in Cambridge towards the end of 1914. There was at least one Welshman amongst those who came together to form the movement, namely the Rev. Richard Roberts who, together with George M. Ll. Davies, went on to form Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru. Between 1914 and 1918 Cymdeithas y Cymod developed its first members from those Christians who were opposed to the War. The Society developed as a branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in the United Kingdom, playing an important role in the formation of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (I.F.O.R) in the Netherlands in 1919. For sixty years, Cymdeithas y Cymod worked within the British F.O.R., whilst developing its own national character. However, in 1974 the Society became autonomous and formed its own executive committee and general secretary. It is also responsible for its own fundraising and witness.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ms Nia Rhosier, Meifod, on behalf of Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru, June 2002 and October 2014.; 0200208116

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds comprises records of the Fellowship of Reconciliation ('Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru'), 1939-2001, including minutes, correspondence, newsletters, periodicals and newspaper cuttings. A further collection of newspaper cuttings were received in October 2014.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All papers donated to NLW have been retained..


Accruals are possible

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into seven series: Committee minutes; general correspondence; financial papers; records concerning membership; papers relating to projects and campaigns; youth membership papers; and correspondence with IFOR and with the Fellowship of Reconciliation for England, Scotland and Ireland; and two files: scrapbook; and FOR East Glamorgan and Monmouthshire minute book.

Conditions of access and use area

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 laws apply

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh and English unless otherwise specified (see file level descriptions).

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the list is available at NLW.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Printed material, including newsletters, magazines, and booklets, is also held at NLW.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Owain Schiavone.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Fellowship of Reconciliation ('Cymdeithas y Cymod yng Nghymru') Records.

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