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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-

Barddoniaeth 'Glyn Myfyr',

  • NLW MS 11013B.
  • File
  • [1900x1937] /

A volume containing holograph copies and press cuttings of strict- and free-metre poetry in Welsh by Evan Williams ('Glyn Myfyr'; d. 1937) of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Also included are holograph copies and cuttings of poetry by R[ichard] R[oberts] Morris, [J. G. Moelwyn Hughes] ('Moelwyn'), [Humphrey Jones] ('Bryfdir'), [Rolant Wyn Edwards] ('Rolant Wyn'), etc.; cuttings of prose contributions by 'Glyn Myfyr'; reviews of poetry of 'Glyn Myfyr'; an obituary of 'Glyn Myfyr' by 'Bryfdir'; adjudications by [John Owen Williams] ('Pedrog'), T. R. Jones ('Clwydydd'), and 'Glyn Myfyr'; autograph letters to 'Glyn Myfyr' from John Ballinger, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1921, D. Lloyd George (aft. 1st earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor) (signed by J. L. Stevenson, 1931, and A. J. Sylvester, 1934), and the Home Office, 1936; and a list of eisteddfod chairs awarded to 'Glyn Myfyr'.

Evan Williams ('Glyn Myfyr') and others.

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

David Lloyd George book contracts,

  • NLW ex 2494.
  • File
  • 1922.

Contracts, 1922, relating to the proposed publication of Lloyd George's War Memoirs by Cassell's and purchase by the Sunday Times, including the two principal contracts sealed and signed by the directors of the publishing house and Sir William Berry respectively (but not the author), and ten memoranda for foreign rights, three signed by Lloyd George and one counter-signed by Frances Stevenson.

David Lloyd George photocopies,

  • NLW Facs 374/29.
  • File
  • 1943-1945.

Photocopy of the acknowledgement card, in Welsh, sent to Margaret Jones, Tremadog, and her husband by David Lloyd George, following his eightieth birthday in January 1943; and to photocopy a photograph of Lloyd George's coffin being carried by the Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, estate workers in March 1945.

Frances Stevenson Family Papers

  • GB 0210 FRASON
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2018

The fonds comprises a substantial group of letters and papers, 1911-1972, acquired by Frances as private secretary to Lloyd George, including some business papers, notebooks of reminiscences and printed items. There are letters from a number of prominent politicians and public figures. There is also a small group of letters and papers, 1912-1965, concerning Lloyd George himself, papers, 1933-1946, relating to Jennifer Longford's schooldays, and a few papers relating to other members of the Stevenson family, notably Frances's sister Muriel and brother Paul. The material in sub-fonds G was loaned by Mrs Ruth Nixon of Camberwell to the National Library of Wales to be digitised in March 2013 and subsequently returned to her a few months later. Some of this material was subsequently purchased by NLW in 2017 and catalogued as sub-fonds H. The 2017 purchase includes various articles about Lloyd George, a draft memorandum partly in the hand of Lloyd George and partly in the hand of Frances Stevenson regarding the early part of the First World War, letters from Frances Stevenson to her family, including some from the Versailles Peace Conference, notes following Lloyd George's speeches and papers relating to Jennifer Longford including letters between her and Lloyd George.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972

J. Seymour Rees Collection

  • GB 0210 JSEYREES
  • Fonds
  • 1817-1965

A collection of over 200 books and pamphlets from the library of the donor's husband, the late Rev J. Seymour Rees, Seven Sisters, most of these being typescript volumes (NLW MSS 18628-707). The collection consists of some original work by J. Seymour Rees and his father, John Rees, such as poetry, short stories, essays, biographies, and guide books, much of which was submitted for competition at various national and local eisteddfodau, and volumes of collected material on various topics, including essays, articles and other material on such eminent Welshmen as W. Llewelyn Williams, Daniel Silvan Evans, Sir John Morris Jones, and Rev William Edwards, Groeswen, and on Welsh hymnology, and collections of poetry by D. Emrys James ('Dewi Emrys'), I. D. Hooson, R. Williams Parry, and T. J. Thomas ('Sarnicol'), of prose by 'Sarnicol', W. Llewelyn Williams, O. M. Edwards, and W. J. Gruffydd, and of hymns by H. Elvet Lewis ('Elfed'), J. D. Vernon Lewis, J. R. Davies, Pentyrch, and others, and selections of prose and verse compiled for competition at various national eisteddfodau. In addition to the collection of Elfed's Welsh and English hymns, there are twelve volumes containing some of his prose and verse and material on his life and work. There are also indexes to Y Beirniad, Y Geninen, and Y Geiriadur Bywgraphyddol; typescript copies and cuttings, from periodicals and newspapers, of articles and essays by various persons, and by 'Sarnicol' and J. Seymour Rees in particular; typescript transcripts of several printed books, in particular of collections of hymns published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings relating to D. Lloyd George, Dylan Thomas, 'Dewi Emrys', W. Llewelyn Williams, Sir John Morris Jones, 'Elfed', Rev John Evans, Brecon, Rev Jubilee Young, and others. The collection also contains letters to J. Seymour Rees and Mrs. Seymour Rees and a small group of other correspondence. The largest donation of printed books received during the current year was that which the Library was invited to select from the very extensive library of Rev J. Seymour Rees (Dept of Printed Books). It numbered several hundreds of volumes primarily of literary, historical, and theological interest, all in very good condition, and many having been bound by Mr. Rees himself. Additional material from the library of the donor's husband, the late Rev J. Seymour Rees, Seven Sisters. It includes typescript collections of 'Cyfansoddiadau sydd yn fy modloni i' and 'A short anthology of the world's greatest Christian prayers' (NLW MS 19384B); three scrapbooks of typescripts and newspaper cuttings (NLW MSS 19385A, 19386B, 19387C); a typescript copy of 'Casgliad o gyfarwyddiadau i wneuthur hen fwydydd nodweddiadol Gymraeg' by Miss Mati Thomas ('Mati'r Ddôl'), Nanternis, New Quay (awarded the prize at the Treorchy National Eisteddfod, 1928) (NLW MS 19383B); Evan Thomas: Galareb S. Griffiths o Horeb (Castellnewydd-Emlyn, 1960), and J. Lloyd Williams: Byd Natur (Caerdydd, 1924) (Dept of Printed Books). A holograph letter of David Jones (1856-1937), Aberdare, afterwards Independent minister at New Quay, co. Cardigan, and at Scranton, Pa., U.S.A. (NLW MS 18866E, No 246C); and a printed postcard to the donor from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, [March 1965], acknowledging a message of sympathy and good wishes (NLW MS 16726A).

Rees, J. Seymour (John Seymour), 1887-1963.

Miscellaneous letters

  • NLW MS 21818E.
  • File
  • 1900-1995

Letters, 1900-1995, of miscellaneous provenance. Correspondents include A. J. Balfour (1) 1916, W. H. Davies (2) 1912-1913, Lyubov (Aimée) F. Dostoevskaya (1, in French) 1924, Owen M. Edwards (4) 1900-1916, David Lloyd George (4) 1911-1919, Megan Lloyd George (3) 1948-1951, Richard Hughes (6) 1923-1935, Augustus John (7) [1918]-1950, Daniel Jones (2) 1972-1981, David Jones (1) 1966 (discussing some of his paintings), Jack Jones (2) 1938-1939, Saunders Lewis (5) 1951-1965, Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor (1) 1937, Edward Thomas (1) 1901, and Ralph Vaughan Williams (1) [1940].

Notes on David Lloyd George,

  • NLW ex 2561.
  • File
  • [1968]-[1973].

Notes and transcripts, [1968]-[1973], from various volumes and historical works on David Lloyd George, together with some press cuttings.

Olwen Carey-Evans Papers

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1990 (accumulated [c.1900]-1990)

Family papers, 1880-1990, of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, comprising her correspondence, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other personal papers (including some papers of her son, Robin Carey-Evans), 1911-1990, and papers, press cuttings, memorabilia, diaries, notes, essays and other items relating to members of her family including Margaret Lloyd George, 1880-1941, Megan Lloyd George, 1928-1983, and Sir Thomas Carey Evans, 1901-1947; there is also a small group of papers, 1898-1970, relating to David Lloyd George.

Lloyd George family

Papers relating to David and Gwilym Lloyd George,

  • NLW ex 1972.
  • File
  • 1859-1967.

Miscellaneous items, 1859-1967, mainly printed, typescripts and press cuttings, relating to David Lloyd George, earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945) and his second son Gwilym Lloyd-George, 1st Viscount Tenby (1894-1967). They include certified copies of the marriage certificates of William George and Elizabeth Lloyd (Lloyd George's parents), 1859, and Gwilym Lloyd-George and Edna Gwenfron Jones, 1921, and leaflets produced in support of Gwilym Lloyd-George's candidature as the Conservative candidate for Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, 1951 and 1955.

Rev. J. T. Rhys (Margaret Lloyd George) Papers

  • NLW Facs 1092
  • File
  • 1918-2019

Copies of 22 speeches given by Dame Margaret Lloyd George (1918-1921) relating to politics, charity functions, social work for the poor and the war wounded, the opening of schools, exhibitions, bazaars, an unveiling of a war memorial, presentations of awards, and addresses to major conventions. Also contains transcribed copies of the speeches, and also contains notes by the donor (grandson of Rev J.T Rhys) providing additional contextual information (2019). A booklet titled 'Mrs. Lloyd George Goes to Lampeter: 17th June 1919, A Rhys/Rees Story in Three Parts ' (see JTR MLG SP4 Lampeter Cardiganshire Liberals 17th June 1919) written by the donor is also included; originally a supplement to an exhibition in Lampeter Museum and a prior publication 'A Lampeter Family Story 1870-1971'.
Also contains copies of four letters from Viscountess Nancy Astor, 3 of which are to Mrs Lloyd-George, and 1 to JTR. Notes regarding the information and context of the letters from the donor are included.

Each speech has been referenced as follows:
JTR MLG SP1: Free Church Council Women, Social Rescue, Bloomsbury Central Church March 1918;
JTR MLG SP2 National Federation of Women's Institutes Exhibition, Caxton Hall, November 1918;
JTR MLG SP3 Garreglwyd, Holyhead, 14th June 1919;
JTR MLG SP4 Lampeter Cardiganshire Liberals 17th June 1919;
JTR MLG SP5 Women and peace on earth, 'Liverpool Courier' article 30th June 1919;
JTR MLG SP6 Bangor, Opening of the new Hostel for the Normal College, 21 October 1919;
JTR MLG SP7 Royal Dental Hospital, Roll of Honour and Prize Giving, 5th November 1919;
JTR MLG SP8 Plymouth in support of Lady Astor, afternoon of 14th November 1919;
JTR MLG SP9 YWCA Bazaar Opening Remarks, Central Hall Westminster, 4th December 1919;
JTR MLG SP10 On Temperance, notes written by MLG at Melchet Court, early March 1920;
JTR MLG SP11 Stockport Women's groups, 25th March 1920;
JTR MLG SP12 Camberwell Women's Rally for Dr Macnamara, 26th March 1920 by-election;
JTR MLG SP13 World Women's Temperance Conference, Central Hall Westminster, April 1920;
JTR MLG SP14 Browns of Chester, 28th October 1920;
JTR MLG SP15 Llandudno Women's Liberal Association, probably early 1921;
JTR MLG SP16 Baptist Women's League, Bloomsbury Central Church, London, 27th April 1921;
JTR MLG SP17 Sunday School Bloomsbury Central Church, London, May 1921?;
JTR MLG SP18 Llanfairfechan, circa May 1921;
JTR MLG SP19 Carnarvon Boroughs, May 1921;
JTR MLG SP20 On Temperance, Purity and Religion, Welsh Presbyterians, Porthmadog, 13th June 1921;
JTR MLG SP21 Milton Mount College 23rd June 1921;
JTR MLG SP22 Liverpool, British and Foreign Bible Society, The Sun Hall, Liverpool, 29th June 1921.

Rhys, John Thomas (J.T.), Rev., 1867-1938

Sir John Herbert Lewis papers

  • GB 0210 HERBLEW
  • Fonds
  • 1442-1933

The collection comprises correspondence, including general correspondence to Sir J. Herbert Lewis, 1886-1933, drafts and copies of correspondence from Sir J. Herbert Lewis, 1887-1933, letters from Sir J. Herbert Lewis to Adelaide, his first wife, 1891-1893, letters from Sir J. Herbert Lewis to Ruth, his second wife, 1902-1933, letters from Sir J. Herbert Lewis to his daughter Kitty, 1915-1925, letters from Lady Lewis to Sir J. Herbert Lewis, 1899-1930, letters to Lady Lewis, 1901-1939, and miscellaneous correspondence, 1890-1920; diaries, 1872-1933; Liberal Party in Wales, 1889-1896; subject files (including correspondence), 1865-1933; press cuttings, 1879-1933; deeds and documents, 1442-1864; miscellaneous papers, 1750-1949; and photographs, c. 1890-1929.

Article by Ruth Lewis - 'Early Memories'; letters between Saunders Lewis and Sir Herbert Lewis and other letters; article by Kitty Idwal Jones - 'Early Memories'; article by Olwen Foreman - ''Wartime and College Memories', deposited by Mrs Olwen Foreman, February 2008.

Lewis, J. Herbert (John Herbert), Sir, 1858-1933.

The wizard, the goat and the man who won the war,

  • NLW ex 2784.
  • File
  • 2011-2012 /

An archival copy of the script of the play which featured Richard Elfyn as Lloyd George, November 2011- April 2012, together with a programme.

Britton, D. J. (David J.)

Llythyr gan Carneddog

  • NLW MS 24012D.
  • File
  • 1902-1929

Llythyr, dyddiedig 6 Mehefin 1929, gan Richard Griffith (Carneddog) at ei chwaer-yng-nghyfraith Elin Griffith a'i nith Jane, yng Nghicieth, yn cynnwys yn bennaf newyddion teuluol (ff. 1-20). Mae'r llythyr yn cynnwys englynion ganddo er cof am deulu a chyfeillion (ff. 12-20), englynion a oedd i'w cyhoeddi yn O Greigiau'r Grug (Dinbych, 1930), tt. 25-32. = A letter, dated 6 June 1929, from Richard Griffith (Carneddog) to his sister-in-law Elin Griffith and his niece Jane in Cricieth, containing mainly family news (ff. 1-20). The letter includes englynion composed by him in memory of family and friends (ff. 12-20), which were to be published in his forthcoming book O Greigiau'r Grug (Denbigh, 1930), pp. 25-32.
Ceir hefyd yn y llawysgrif ddau hysbysiad rhent stad Hafodgarregog, 1902-1903, yn ôl pob golwg ar gyfer William Griffith, Tylyrni, brawd Carneddog a gŵr Elin (ff. 21-22), a theipysgrif o ddyfyniad byr o araith a draddodwyd gan David Lloyd George ym 1925 (f. 23). = The manuscript also contains two Hafodgarregog estate rent notices, 1902-1903, apparently for Carneddog's brother and Elin's husband, William Griffith, Tylyrni (ff. 21-22), and a short typed extract from a 1925 speech by David Lloyd George (f. 23).

Carneddog, 1861-1947.

Papurau O. Llew Owain

  • Fonds
  • 1785-[c. 1955]

Papurau O. Llew Owain, 1785-[c. 1955], yn cynnwys llythyrau a phapurau yn ymwneud yn bennaf ag Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Eisteddfod yr Urdd, a Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain, 1901-1951; ceisiadau am swyddi, 1939-1947; gweithiau Owain Llew Owain, 1912-1951; deunydd ar gyfer Y Genedl, 1924-1939; llythyrau, llyfrynnau a thorion amrywiol yn ymwneud ag agweddau ar fywyd a llenyddiaeth Gogledd Cymru, 1858-1950; llyfrau lloffion o dorion papur newydd, 1865-1940, yn cynnwys caneuon etholiadol, am David Lloyd George yn bennaf, teyrngedau i Syr John Morris Jones, torion o Y Genedl ac eitemau yn ymwneud â barddoniaeth Gymraeg; llawysgrifau a phapurau, 1785-[c.1955], o lyfrgell O. Llew Owain, yn cynnwys traethodau eisteddfodol ac arall, llawysgrifau o ddiddordeb i sir Gaernarfon a gohebiaeth. = Papers of O. Llew Owain, 1785-[c. 1955], comprising letters and papers mainly concerning Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (National Eisteddfod), Eisteddfod yr Urdd, and Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain, 1901-1954; job applications, 1939-1947; works of Owain Llew Owain, 1912-1951; material for Y Genedl, 1924-1939; miscellaneous letters, booklets and cuttings concerning aspects of North Wales life and literature, 1858-1950; scrap books of press cuttings, 1865-1940, including election songs mainly about David Lloyd George, tributes to Sir John Morris Jones, cuttings from Y Genedl and items relating to Welsh poetry; manuscripts and papers, 1785-[c. 1955], from the library of O. Llew Owain, including eisteddfod and other essays, manuscripts of Caernarfonshire interest and correspondence.

Owain, O. Llew (Owain Llewelyn), 1877-1956.