- c.1819-1984 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.09 m3 (10 small boxes).
Name of creator
Lord Ogmore (1903-1976), Lieutenant Colonel David Rees Rees-Williams, was a Labour Member of Parliament between 1945 and 1950. In 1959, he joined the Liberal Party and was its President from 1963 until 1964.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
No's 1-13 were deposited by the 2nd Lord Ogmore, Chiswick, London, in 1989, and converted into a donation by his daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Harris, London, in May 2014. No's 14-66 were donated by Mrs Elizabeth Harris in May 2014.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The 1989 group (no's 1-13) comprises political papers of Lord Ogmore, 1957-1976, mainly relating to party organisation and policy formation, comprising correspondence and other papers concerning the Liberal Party and the Welsh Liberal Party, 1959-1974, Welsh affairs such as devolution, 1957-1976, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, 1969-1973, and various printed political pamphlets. The 2014 group (no's 14-66) comprises family and political papers, including letters to his parent from Penang, 1930-1934, Cabinet Office, Colonial Office and Commonwealth papers relating to various colonies, particularly Sarawak and Burma, 1947-1970, and the investiture of the prince of Wales, 1967-1973.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
The 1989 group is arranged into three series: Liberal Party and Welsh Liberal Party, 1959-1974; Welsh Affairs, 1957-1976; and miscellaneous, 1969-1973. The 2014 group is also arranged into three series: personal and family papers, c.1819-1977; professional and political papers, 1925-1984; and diaries, 1947-1975.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Lord Ogmore's draft autobiography (no. 27) is under embargo pending publication by his daughter (Freedom of Information Act 2000, Exemption s.22); review Jan. 2020 (date of donation plus five years).
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue (1989 group) is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990, pp. 61-62.
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Alma system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Welsh Liberal Party -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Liberal Party (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Welsh Liberal Party. (Subject)
- Labour Party (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Rees-Williams, David Rees, 1903-1976 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Rees-Williams, David Rees, 1903-1976 (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
The 1989 group was catalogued in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990. The 2014 group was catalogued in March 2016.
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project, May 2003. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1990.