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Diary of a nurse

  • NLW MS 22152A.
  • File
  • 1915-1916

Diary, 1915-1916, of Ethel Dora Heins (1886-1933) of Brecon, recording her service as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in Alexandria.
A photograph of Heins is on f. 26.

Heins, Ethel Dora, 1886-1933

Their inevitable hour

File contains a typescript "Their inevitable hour" and a copy of an appeal by the Lord Mayor of London for men to join the army during the First World War.

The Welsh Book of Remembrance

  • [The Welsh Book of Remembrance]
  • File
  • 1928.

This volume is bound in morrocan leather and has gold lettering and lines on the boards and spine. The volume is made up of parchment pages sewn on 5 raised cords. The first page contains the Welsh text "ER CÔF" and the signature, "Edward P", of Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), and is dated "12 June 1928". The preface contains the following information in gold lettering: "HEREIN ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF WELSH BIRTH AND PARENTAGE AND OF ALL THE MEN BELONGING TO THE REGIMENT OF WALES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 A:D: THEY ARE COMMEMORATED BY THEIR FELLOW COUNTRY MEN IN THE MEMORIAL ERECTED NEAR BY." The following is noted at the end of the volume: "The work of Graily Hewitt, B.A., LL.B., of Lincoln's Inn, and his assistants Helen Hinkley, Ida D. Henstock, Florence Capey, and Helen Luker. Finished Mar. 1928. Treyford, Midhurst."


File contains drafts of the commentary for the film "Scars".

Personal papers

The file comprises family and personal papers, including letters of recommendation on behalf of Duncan Campbell Lloyd Fitzwilliams, a medical student and the fifth son of Charles H. L. Fitzwilliams, desirous of serving as a field surgeon in South Africa, 1900; a letter to Captain E. C. Fitzwilliams at Johannesburg relating to a kaross [a South African mantle or sleeveless jacket made of the skins of animals with the hair on], 1901; an ode (Welsh) written by G. Jones to Captain E. C. Lloyd Fitzwilliams of Cilgwyn on his return 'from the seat of war', 1902; typescript copies of two letters in the form of diaries from Duncan C. L. Fitzwilliams, a Red Cross surgeon in Romania, to his wife, 19 Nov.-6 Dec. 1916; and genealogical papers.

Fitzwilliams, Duncan C. L. (Duncan Campbell Lloyd), 1878-1954

Miscellaneous wartime letters: file 2

The file consists of miscellaneous letters, addressed mainly to members of the Edwards family, during the later stages of the First World War. Some of the letters were written by Ifan ab Owen Edwards whilst on active service in France. Others relate to various aspects of the war effort.

Edwards, Ifan ab Owen, 1895-1970

Miscellaneous family letters,

A group of stray letters penned by various members of the Stevenson family or sent to them. The most significant items are three letters, 1915, from Frances to Paul Stevenson giving him news when he was on active service in France.

Miscellaneous and stray items

The file includes a typescript 'Political Operation Order', 6 December 1916, namely spoof regulations for the departure of the Asquith family from 10 Downing Street and the arrival of the Lloyd Georges; and a memorandum, 5 May 1936, prepared by A. J. Sylvester for D. Lloyd George on the likely reconstruction of the National Government.

Sylvester, Albert James, 1889-

Lord Davies of Llandinam Papers,

  • GB 0210 LDDNAM
  • Fonds
  • 1788-2015

Papers of David Davies, the first Baron Davies of Llandinam (1880-1944), along with papers of other members of the family, David Davies (1818-1890), Edward Davies (1852–1898), Revd. Gwilym Davies (1879-1955), Gwendoline Elizabeth Davies (1882-1951) and Mary Sidney Davies (1884-1963). They reflect Lord Davies varied business and political interests and include the records of the New Commonwealth Society, papers related to the League of Nations Union Welsh National Council, the first and second world wars, the Temple of Peace, the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Institute, the National Library of Wales, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Davies’s coal and railway interests, international affairs, drafts and copies of Davies’s publications mainly on international relations, papers of the David Davies Memorial Institute and papers related to Gregynog Press.

Davies, David Davies, Baron, 1880-1944

Llythyrau D. R. Daniel,

  • NLW MS 12293C.
  • File
  • 1899, 1918-1930 /

Two holograph letters from David Robert Daniel, organising agent, North Wales Quarrymen's Union, from Fourcrosses, Chwilog, to [David] Lloyd Humphreys [of Blaenau Ffestiniog, aft. of Pwllheli], 1899 (labour relations in the North Wales slate industry), and twenty holograph letters and post cards from D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, etc., to J[ohn] Lloyd Humphreys, Dolawel, Blaenau Ffestiniog [brother of David Lloyd Humphreys, and quarry manager, etc.], 1918-1930 and undated (books, World War I, an appreciation of [J.] Glyn Davies, the writer's health, the collection of dialect terms, an appreciation of W. Llewelyn Williams, comments on [John Davies] 'Siôn Gymro', parliamentary elections and current politics, the preservation of the Welsh language, observations on [Elfennau Gwleidyddiaeth by J.] Jones Roberts, personal, news of friends, etc.).

Daniel, David R. (David Robert), 1859-1931

Lloyd George correspondence

Over two hundred letters, 1898-1915, and related papers, [c. 1904]-[c. 1919], of David Lloyd George, 1st earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor. The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to Lloyd George but there are also a few notes in Lloyd George's hand. Most of the letters relate to Welsh affairs, and in particular to the Disestablishment question and the contentious Welsh Church Commission, 1906-1907; other subjects include education, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, 1911, and the First World War. For the most part the correspondents are Welsh politicians and public figures; there are also letters from the 1st earl of Halifax (1) 1914, Randall Davidson, archbishop of Canterbury (1) 1906, and Herbert Gladstone (2) 1907-1910. The main correspondents are A.G. Edwards, bishop of St Asaph (5) 1906-1915, Sir Francis Edwards, MP (18) 1903-1915, Sir Samuel T. Evans, MP (6) 1907-1908, Sir Henry Jones (8) 1906-1907, Sir J. Herbert Lewis, MP (5) 1906-1907, Sir J. Herbert Roberts, MP (9) 1906-1907, and W. Llewelyn Williams, MP (21) 1906-1915.

Let us sleep now

File contains material related to "Let us sleep now", including scripts, bills etc..

Gwendoline E. Davies, Plas Dinam,

The letters, [1914]-[1919], refer to the events of the First World War and to developments at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, notably the teaching of music at the college.

Davies, Gwendoline Elizabeth, ca. 1882-1951

General letters to O. M. Edwards

The file includes letters from J. Mortimer Angus, J. H. Davies, J. Gwenogvryn Evans, H. J. Fleure, Annie J. Hughes Griffiths, John Hinds (2), J. Seymour Rees (2), and D. J. Williams.

Angus, J. Mortimer (John Mortimer), 1850-1945

Draft memorandum regarding the early stages of the First World War

Draft of memorandum, partly in the hand of Lloyd George and partly in the hand of Frances Stevenson, regarding the early stages of the First World War, and particularly the recruitment numbers, the impact of trench warfare, the munitions problems, the training of soldiers, military strategy on the eastern and western fronts, and the development of weapons..

Armed Forces Act 2006 (Amendment)

Speech notes, correspondence, reports and press cuttings relating to the amendment made to the Armed Forces Act of 2006, which granted posthumous pardons to armed forces personnel executed for 'cowardice' and/or 'desertion' during the First World War. Speech notes dated 7 November.

2017 Purchase

Sub fonds contains papers related to David Lloyd George, Frances Stevenson and Jennifer Longford (nee Stevenson) including letters between Frances and her family, with some sent from the Versailles Peace Conference; letters between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford; a handwritten memorandum on the early stages of the Great War; newspaper stories related to Lloyd George's political career and his marriage to Frances Stevenson; papers relating to the adoption of Jennifer Longford; drafts of a film script about Lloyd George; publications by and about Lloyd George; articles about Frances Stevenson's role has Lloyd George's personal secretary; letters of congratulation to Lloyd George on his 80th birthday; and a scrap book of newspaper stories related to 'The Story of Old Japan' and 'The Story of Korea' by Joseph H. Longford.

Lloyd George, Frances, 1888-1972

Letters from Ifan ab Owen Edwards to his family

The series comprises letters written by Ifan ab Owen Edwards to his family, mainly his parents and sister Haf, primarily from Llanuwchllyn, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and France during the First World War. They describe his daily routine at university and whilst on active service.

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