Fonds GB 0210 LOYSTWYTH - Lord Ystwyth Papers,

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Lord Ystwyth Papers,


  • 1895-1920 / (Creation)

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0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Matthew Lewis Vaughan Davies, 1st Baron Ystwyth (1840-1935), from Tan-y-bwlch, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was Liberal MP for Cardiganshire, 1895-1920. Originally, he had held Conservative views, standing as the Tory candidate in 1885. His wife, Mary (d. 1926), who had a Liberal background, changed his attitude, and in 1892 he supported the Liberal candidate for Cardiganshire, before standing himself in 1895. His political career was undistinguished. He was created 1st Baron Ystwyth in 1921. He was involved in the formation of the Cardiganshire Battery, 2nd Welsh Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, in 1908.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased by NLW, 1936-1937.

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Scope and content

Papers of Lord Ystwyth, 1895-1920, including Cardiganshire Liberal Association minutes of meetings, accounts, bills and receipts, and correspondence of Lord Ystwyth, 1907-1921; papers relating to the establishment and activities of the Cardiganshire Battery, 2nd Welsh Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 1897-1913; and tickets of admission to events in Aberystwyth, 1898-1904.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Cardiganshire Liberal Association; Cardiganshire Battery; and tickets of admission.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries; Lewis, W J, Born on a Perilous Rock: Aberystwyth Past and Present, (Cambrian News (Aberystwyth) Ltd, third edition, 1980).

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