GB 0210 LOYSTWYTH
Lord Ystwyth Papers,
- 1895-1920 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased by NLW, 1936-1937.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
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 is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds
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Place access points
Name access points
- Davies, M. L. Vaughan (Matthew Lewis Vaughan), 1840-1935 (Creator)
- Great Britain. Army. Royal Field Artillery. Cardiganshire Battery -- Archives (Subject)
- Cardiganshire Liberal Association -- Archives (Subject)
- Great Britain. Army. Royal Field Artillery. Cardiganshire Battery. (Subject)
- Cardiganshire Liberal Association. (Subject)
- Davies, M. L. Vaughan (Matthew Lewis Vaughan), 1840-1935 -- Archives (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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
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).