- 1959-1995. (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
18 boxes (0.417 cubic metres).
Name of creator
Roger Nicholas Edwards was born on 25 February 1934 and was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in history in 1957. He married Ankaret Healing in 1963, and there were one son and two daughters of the marriage. He was Conservative MP for Pembrokeshire from 1970 until 1987, shadow Secretary of State for Wales from 1975, and Secretary of State for Wales during the first two Thatcher governments from 1979 until 1987. Following his retirement from the Commons, he entered the House of Lords as Lord Crickhowell. He served as chairman of the National Rivers Authority from 1989 until 1996 and president of the University of Wales, Cardiff from 1988 to 1998. Lord Crickhowell published a volume of autobiography Westminster, Wales and Water in 1999. His particular political interests have been the environment, economic policy, urban policies and devolution. Lord Crickhowell died on 17 March 2018.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Lord Crickhowell; London; Donation; January 2005; 0200500883.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The papers consist of correspondence files, 1974-1991, files on specific subjects, 1959-1995, speech notes and press releases describing Nicholas Edwards's speeches, 1968-1991, and a large group of press cuttings, 1968-1987.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All the papers donated to NLW have been retained..
Additions are unlikely.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW into four series: correspondence, subject files, speech notes, and press cuttings.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Existence and location of originals
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Title based on contents.
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Place access points
Name access points
- Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Conservative Party (Great Britain) lctgm -- Social aspects -- Shropshire -- 1950-1960. (Subject)
- Conservative Party (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Edwards, Nicholas -- Archives (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Description compiled by J. Graham Jones.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description:
Dod's parliamentary companion, 2005, 2004; Who's who 2004, 2004; material in the Lord Crickhowell Papers;