Fonds GB 0210 JLWAMS - J. L. Williams MP Papers,

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J. L. Williams MP Papers,


  • 1919-1979 / (Creation)

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John Lloyd Williams, MP, was born in Pantperthog, Merionethshire, in 1888, and brought up at Pant Gesail, Merionethshire. He was educated at the National School, Machynlleth, and the Central Labour College, London, 1919-1920. He worked as a miner for twelve years. By the early 1940s, he was a journalist in Glasgow; he was a member of Glasgow Corporation and the Glasgow Welsh Society and lectured at the Scottish Labour College. He was Labour Member of Parliament for the Kelvingrove division of Glasgow, 1945-1950, narrowly defeating the Conservative candidate in the general election of 1945; he unsuccessfully contested the seat in 1951 and 1955. He subsequently returned to Wales, living in Borth and Bow Street, Cardiganshire. He conducted research in several historical fields, including the history of Machynlleth and Dolgellau, wrote articles and essays, some submitted for eisteddfod competitions, and broadcast on the BBC and HTV. He died in December 1982.

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Donated by his widow, Mrs J. L. Williams, Bow Street, Aberystwyth, per Mrs Beti Jones, the National Library of Wales, 1983.

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Papers of J. L. Williams, MP, including correspondence, 1950-1979; student essays, 1919-1920, and lecture notes; articles, letters and notes for speeches, [1945]-[1951]; press cuttings, mainly from the Cambrian News, relating to local history, 1920-1976, and from Forward, 1929-1952, including articles written by JLW; press cuttings and ephemera relating to the general elections of 1945-1955 and to various local elections at Glasgow, 1937-1951; extracts from Hansard, 1945-1949; and essays submitted for eisteddfod competitions, 1924-1960.

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Arranged into the following: lectures, articles and correspondence; press cuttings, election ephemera, extracts from Hansard; and cultural papers, mainly eisteddfod entries.

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English, Welsh.

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A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983, pp. 67-69, at the National Library of Wales.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983; Y Tincer, January 1983. John Lloyd Williams MP is not John Lloyd Williams (1854-1945), professor of Botany and collector of Welsh folksongs;

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  • Text: J. L. Williams MP Papers.