Fonds GB 0210 GREGCHAR - Margaret Davies (Gregynog) Charities Records

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Margaret Davies (Gregynog) Charities Records


  • 1927-1963 (Creation)

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3 boxes ; 0.086 cubic metres.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Margaret Sidney Davies of Gregynog (1884-1963), art collector, benefactress and the sister of Gwendoline Davies and David Davies, Lord Davies of Llandinam, was heavily involved in many philanthropic and artistic enterprises, including the Gregynog Press and a number of charity homes. In 1930, she founded the Ty Gwyn Charity Convalescent Home at Llwyngwril, Merionethshire, which was intended to benefit ill-nourished girls, especially those from South Wales. It ran until 1961, and a similar venture, the White House charity at Folkestone in Kent, ran from 1928 until 1963. Margaret Davies also founded the Boverton Girls' Camp and Hafod Rest Home, near Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, in 1932. Boverton was a summer recreation camp for girls from mining areas, whilst Hafod catered for women related to employees of the Ocean Coal Company. Both were closed in 1949.

Archival history

These papers arrived at NLW together with the records of the Welsh Town-Planning and Housing Trust, of which Margaret Davies was a founder and trustee. The records of the charities were originally kept separately, and it is likely that they were brought together with each other and those of the Trust in the early 1960s, when the charities closed and Margaret Davies died.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The late Mr Islwyn Davies; Newtown; Donation; July 1997; A1997/130.

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Scope and content

Records, 1927-1963, of the White House charity, Folkestone, Ty Gwyn Charity Convalescent Home, Llwyngwril, and Boverton Girls' Camp and Hafod Rest Home, Llantwit Major, including account books, financial statements, deeds, visitors books, admission and attendance registers, minute books, a medical log book, superintendents' reports, letters, and other associated papers.

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Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into three groups: The White House charity, Folkestone; Tŷ Gwyn Charity Convalescent Home, Llwyngwril; and Boverton Girls’ Camp and Hafod Rest Home, Llantwit Major.

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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.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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A file of Gregynog Press accounts has been transferred to the Gregynog Press archive.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by David Moore. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: documents within the archive.

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