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Correspondence between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford

File contains correspondence between David Lloyd George, Jennifer Stevenson and others. Among the letters are: a note, 1 November 1938, in the hand of David Lloyd George at Bron-y-de, Churt concerning the ownership of one of the dogs on the estate (f. 15); notification, 29 August 1917, in the hand of David Lloyd George that he has transferred to Frances Louise Stevenson bonds to the value of £500 in the last National Loan 'for her own sole use & benefit' (ff. 1-3); a letter from D. Lloyd George to John Stevenson, father of Frances Stevenson, 12 February 1923, expressing gratitude for the gift of cigars (f. 4); a postcard, 9 November 1936, from Lloyd George at Southampton to Jennifer Stevenson, depicting the passenger liner of the East Asiatic Company Ltd on which he is about to travel (f. 13); a postcard, 12 December 1936, from Lloyd George at Kingston, Jamaica to Jennifer Stevenson, conveying Christmas greetings (f. 14); a note, Christmas 1939, from Lloyd George to Muriel Stevenson. He had forgotten to ask her mother whether she was allowed to use a latch key (ff. 16-17). Also, a letter, 3 November 1940, from Jennifer Longford at Penrhos College, Bakewell, to Lloyd George at Brynawelon, Criccieth describing her activities and movements and her wish that Lloyd George would consent to join the war cabinet (ff. 20-21); a letter, 11 November 1940, from Lloyd George at Criccieth to Jennifer Stevenson, giving his reasons, in response to a letter from Jennifer, for his failure to join the War Cabinet (ff. 22-24); and a letter, c. 1940, from Lloyd George at Estorel to Jennifer Stevenson with thanks for the birthday present of a comb (f. 25).

Longford, Jennifer, 1929-

Papers regarding the adoption of Jennifer Longford

File contains a letter, dated 17 May 1938, from John Morris, solicitor, Fleet Street, London, to Frances Stevenson relating to the proposed Adoption Order for her daughter Jennifer and his effort to persuade the Official Solicitor that a domiciliary visit is unnecessary in this case (f. 1); a letter, dated 27 June 1938, from John Morris, solicitor, Fleet Street, London, to Frances Stevenson relating to the adoption of her daughter Jennifer noting that he has appeared before the Judge and obtained the Adoption Order which will be lodged with the Superintendent Registrar of Births and will remain a secret document and that the birth will now be registered in the Adoption Register (f. 2); a photocopy of a Trust Instrument, dated 3 March 1931, from Frances Stevenson to her sister Muriel Stevenson and to John Ernest Morris, solicitor, relating to property known as Ingleton, Sandy Lane, Cobham, with provision for an income from the trust fund to Jennifer Stevenson (ff. 3-9); and a copy of Jennifer Stevenson's horoscope (f. 10).

Publications about Frances Stevenson's career

File contains a typescript article, c. 1920, entitled, 'Our Lady of Downing Street - a Study for Secretaries', by Helen Ormsbee of Brooklyn, New York, an article on the role of Frances Stevenson as a private secretary to Lloyd George and based at 10 Downing Street (ff. 1-7); and a booklet containing the published text of lecture, published by the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries, by Frances Stevenson entitled 'The Private Secretary' (ff. 8-13).

Frances Stevenson's letters to her family

Letters, mainly from Frances Stevenson to her parents discussing family and political issues, including mentions of speeches, meetings and suffragettes. Several of the later letters discuss Lloyd George's illness. Include several fragments. File also includes a postcard from Frances to Jennifer and a page of diary entries in the hand of Frances Stevenson for 23-27 May 1944 referring mainly to Lloyd George's rapidly declining health, his visit to the House of Commons to hear a speech by Winston Churchill (f. 28).

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.

Llyfr Tonau Iago ap Ieuan

Llyfr Tonau Iago ap Ieuan. Ceir disgrifiad o gynnwys y gyfrol hon yn Percy A. Scholes, 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau', yng Nghylchgrawn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 3.1-2 (1943), 1-10 (tt. 1-3). Ceir sgôr gwreiddiol Hen Wlad fy Nhadau ar f. 41 verso.

Gwysaney manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSGWYSAN
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1120]-[1942x1959], 2007

Manuscripts, [c. 1120]-[1942x1959], formerly part of the library of the Davies-Cooke family at Gwysaney, Mold, consisting mainly of family papers and manuscripts in Welsh or of Welsh interest.
The manuscripts include the Liber Landavensis (Book of Llandaff), [c. 1120]-[c. 1133]; volumes of Welsh pedigrees, [16 cent.], and Welsh poetry, [16 cent.]; Richard Davies's translation into Welsh of St Paul's Pastoral Epistles, [1546x1563]-[1567x1581]; a manuscript of the Brut in English, [1460x1479]; sermons, [17 cent.]-1811; inventories, catalogues and schedules relating to books, deeds and other property at Oulton, Owston, Llannerch and Gwysaney, 1750/1-1801; a travel journal of Bryan Cooke, 1790-1797, and journals of continental tours by Phillip Davies Cooke, 1815-1824; records of dues for the parish of Mold, 1581-1590; rentals and accounts of the Llannerch and Gwysaney estates, 1730-1843; surveys of the Llannerch and Gwysaney estates, [18 cent.]-[early 19 cent.]; valuations of part of the Gwysaney estate in Flintshire, 1809; pedigree rolls, 1604-1771, of the Davies, Puleston and Meredith (of Allington) families; and several groups of letters, including transcripts and memoranda, and other papers, relating to the Puleston, Davies, Cooke, Davies-Cooke and other families, [1487x1503]-1901.

Davies-Cooke family, of Gwysaney and Owston


Poems of Tudur Aled, Lewys Morgannwg and Hywel Dafi ap Ieuan ap Rhys in the hand of Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt.
Also included is the text of the Fifteen Tribes of North Wales; and a letter, 1645, from Jane Davies, widow of Dr Davies, Mallwyd, addressed to Robert Vaughan (pp. 241-242).


A manuscript in the hand of several scribes, the first of which may be Siôn Tudur, comprising genealogies; poetry of Ieuan Briwton, Owen Briwton, Guto'r Glyn, Iolo Goch, Siôn Tudur and others; Statud Gruffudd ap Kynan; lists of the sheriffs of Flintshire and Denbighshire; and medical recipes.

Archifau Urdd Gobaith Cymru

  • GB 0210 URDD
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2016

Cofnodion Urdd Gobaith Cymru, yn cynnwys papurau gweinyddol, yn eu plith adroddiadau a gohebiaeth, 1931-1990; cofnodion Pwyllgor, is-bwyllgorau a phaneli yr Urdd, 1939-1995, cofnodion ariannol, 1931-1996l, papurau yn ymwneud â theithiau tramor a drefnwyd gan Urdd Gobaith Cymru a Negeseuon Heddwch ac Ewyllys Da, 1931-1984; cofnodion, dogfennaeth ariannol ac arall perthynol i Gronfa Goffa O.M. Edwards, 1928-1976; papurau yn ymwneud â changhennau (adrannau ac aelwydydd), 1938-1960; gohebiaeth a phapurau yn ymwneud â chyrsiau a drefnwyd gan yr Urdd,1948-1965, a phapurau eraill yn ymwneud â'r cylchgronau, 1948-1990; trefniadau ar gyfer gwahanol wyliau, 1936-1995; cofnodion gweinyddol ac ariannol yn ymwneud â'r gwersylloedd yn Llangrannog a Glanllyn,1940-1995; deunydd printiedig, 1932-1963; llythyrau at O.M. Edwards, 1910-1920; cofnodion yn ymwneud â'r Cyngor, 1972-1991, a Chwmni yr Urdd, 1972-1989; cofnodion yn ymwneud ag aelodau staff, 1975-1995; gohebiaeth a thaflenni yn ymwneud ag Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd,1930-1965; papurau yn ymwneud â Maes yr Eisteddfod, 1972-1985, seremonïau yr Eisteddfod, 1952-1982, sioeau'r theatr, 1981-1991, a chystadlaethau; a chofnodion yn ymwneud â threfnu pob un o'r Eisteddfodau Cenedlaethol, 1946-1996 = Records of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, comrpising general administrative papers, including reports and correspondence, 1931-1990; records of Urdd Committee, sub-committees and panels, 1939-1995; financial records, 1931-1996; papers relating to overseas trips organized by Urdd Gobaith Cymru and international meetings, 1931-1962; papers relating to the Messages of Peace and Goodwill, 1931-1984; minutes, financial and other records of the O. M. Edwards Memorial Fund, 1928-1976; papers relating to the Welsh School, Aberystwyth, 1939-1952; papers relating to branches (adrannau and aelwydydd), 1938-1960; correspondence and papers relating to courses organized by the Urdd, 1948-1965; papers relating to the annual conferences to discuss the Urdd's magazines, 1952-1973, and other pars relating to the magazines, 1948-1990; arrangements regarding various festivals, 1936-1995; administrative and financial records relating to the camps at Llangrannog and Glanllyn, 1940-1995; printed material, 1932-1963; letters addressed to O. M. Edwards, 1910-1920; records relating to the Council, 1972-1991, and Cwmni'r Urdd, 1972-1989; records relating to staff members, 1975-1995; correspondence and literature relating to the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 1930-1965; papers relating to the Eisteddfod Maes, 1972-1985, Eisteddfod ceremonies, 1952-1982, theatre shows, 1981-1991, and competitions; and records relating to the organisation of individual National Eisteddfodau, 1946-1996.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

Keith Mills Fire Services Research Papers

  • Fonds
  • 1914-2022

Original records, copies of official records, copies of press cuttings, copies of photographs, research notes and draft publications, 1914-2022, relating to fire services in south, west and central Wales, collected and compiled by Keith Mills and including the work of a number of research collaborators (mostly former firefighters), as well as correspondence between them and Keith Mills.

Mills, Keith, 1945-

Swansea, Neath and awards for firefighters

Typed transcripts of press reports and letters relating to events and issues concerning the fire service in the Swansea area between 1809 and 1974, with notes by Keith Mills; together with material relating to the Neath Fire Brigade between 1843 and 1949, comprising copies of press cuttings and other published material with manuscript notes, typescript copies of press cuttings, notes by Keith Mills and Martyn Griffiths of the Neath Antiquarian Society, and correspondence between Keith Mills and fellow researchers, especially Martyn Griffiths, concerning his research work and associated permissions; as well as copies of the London Gazette and copies and printouts of other published material relating to medals and other awards given to Welsh firefighters between 1836 and 1992, with associated correspondence between Keith Mills and a number of organisations.

Llanelli, Narberth and south and central Wales

Research work on fire brigades in Llanelli, Narberth and south and central Wales, collected by Keith Mills from a number of fellow researchers and comprising: typescript notes compiled by Benita Afan Rees concerning the history of Llanelli Fire Brigade, with related printouts from her website (no longer extant) and copies of newspaper articles, as well as typescript notes by Keith Mills and correspondence between them; a copy of an unpublished research work on Narberth Fire Brigade compiled by Whyndham Scourfield, with related notes and also copies of letters and certificates relating to his work in the fire service; a transcript by Keith Mills of notes by Ronald Griffith Pritchard on the history of fire services in south Wales, notably in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire but also including material relating to Breconshire and Radnorshire and to his own career as a firefighter, including some notes typed by Pritchard himself, as well as copies of Pritchard's work and related notes by Keith Mills; and a collection of official documents collected by Gethin Davies while working as a firefighter concerning the administration of fire services in Dyfed, West Glamorgan and Powys during local government re-organisation in the 1990s; also included are a copy of the official journal of Gelligaer Fire Brigade, 1935, copies of documents concerning the Soborg fire in Barry Docks in 1942, and photographs and a copy of a press article relating to municipal buildings in Aberavon.

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