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Correspondence

Correspondence of Merfyn Phillips as Secretary of the Wales Branch and after his resignation, and some correspondence of the Secretary of the Dyfed Area, with each other and with other officials and members of the League, the press, the Welsh Language Board, the Welsh Office, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Commission of the European Communities, the Local Government International Bureau, the mayor of Tredarzek in Brittany, Dyfed County Council, the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages, Gorseth Kernow, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, publishers, academics, the Celtica project, Dyfed-Powys Police, Garden Festival Wales and others concerning the League's activities and concerns, especially the issue of linguistic authenticity in the Cornish language and the dispute concerning it which involved the Wales Branch and the Cornwall Branch and resulted in reassessment of the League's constitution and Merfyn Phillips's resignation, as well as the proposed twinning of Llandudoch with Tredarzek in Brittany, the use and recognition of Celtic languages by public bodies and businesses, allegations of National Front infiltration in the Cornwall Branch, national self-government, articles in Carn, the Celtic Congress, the finances of the Wales Branch, education through the medium of Manx, and traditional sports in Wales, together with agendas and minutes of branch and central meetings of the League, circulars, newsletters, articles, copies of Carn, membership receipts, and associated notes and ephemera.

Correspondence

Correspondence of the Secretary of the Wales Branch (including that of Merfyn Phillips after his resignation), and also of the Secretary of the Dyfed Area, with each other and with other officials and members of the League, the press, Members of Parliament, Dyfed County Council, Llandudoch Community Council, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the National Trust, the Celtica project, British Telecom, Sealink Stena Line, the European Commission's Department of Lesser Used Languages, prospective members of the League and others concerning the League's activities and concerns, notably the issue of linguistic authenticity in the Cornish language and the dispute concerning it which involved the Wales Branch and the Cornwall Branch and resulted in reassessment of the League's constitution and the resignation of the Secretary of the Wales Branch, as well as the use of Celtic languages by public bodies and businesses (with particular reference to the Welsh Language Bill), the proposed twinning of Llandudoch with Tredarzek in Brittany, Carn (content, design, publication and sales), the finances of the Wales Branch, the Celtica project in Machynlleth, claims of imbalance in press reporting, a proposed dictionary of modern Cornish, the European Economic Community, Irish politics, a proposed Cornish Arts Council, membership of the League, and social events, together with reports, agendas, minutes and resolutions of central and branch meetings of the League, the constitutions of both the League and the Dyfed Branch, circulars, newsletters, articles, copies of Carn, membership accounts and receipts, and associated notes, press cuttings and ephemera.

[Lloyd George about to get in a car, registration no. YF5930]

Lloyd George is about to enter a car parked on the side of the road in an alpine setting. A young girl appears to be offering him a bunch of flowers. This may be the incident referred to by Sylvester on p185 of 'The Real Lloyd George' "...while enjoying a picnic tea peasant children presented us with bunches of Edelweiss. L.G. was thrilled and insisted on speaking to the children and giving each a present of money."

Miscellaneous essays,

Essays on 'Hanes Ysgol Penparciau' (1912) and 'Christmas' (1910), written for competitions in connection with 'Darllenfa Penparciau', also essays on 'The history of Wales, 450-650', written by Cardiganshire secondary school children (1910).

Lease of Machraeth View, Llanfachreth, Anglesey

Draft lease, 1883, by Dame Maria Emma Elizabeth Conway Reade, wife of Sir Charles Stanhope Hoskyns Reade of Carregllwyd, Anglesey, Bart., to Rice Rowland of Llanfachreth, miller, of a messuage lately called Bedol but now known as Machraeth View in the parish of Llanfachreth, Anglesey (occupant named), in accordance with the marriage settlement of the lessors. Covenants relating to maintenance of cesspools and drains, painting and garden. Prohibition on sale of alcoholic drinks on the premises.

Reade, Maria Emma Elizabeth Conway

Articles of agreement William Knox of Slebech

Articles of agreement (copy) between William Knox (Slebech), John Simpson and John Tunno, September 1785, for the purchase of one hundred negroes, mulattoes or other slaves at a price of £54 10s, sometime since in the State of Georgia, but lately removed to the Island of Jamaica, to be delivered to the agents of the purchasers in Charles Town, South Carolina by 1 May 1786.

Opening of theTemple of Peace,

Correspondence, papers and press cuttings mainly concerning the official opening of the Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff on 8 April 1937, including drafts of Lord Davies's speech on the occasion. There are also papers relating to conferences with contributing authorities rearding fixed price grant from 1936, and related correspondence.

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