Fonds GB 0210 MONTLA - Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Records,

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Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Records,


  • 1895-1988 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.424 cubic metres (41 boxes); 5 large boxes (October 2012).

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Montgomeryshire Liberal Association was formed in the late nineteenth century with the purpose of co-ordinating the political activities of the Liberal party and its successor bodies, the Social and Liberal Democratic Party and the Liberal Democratic Party, in the Montgomeryshire constituency.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Association, 3 Park Street, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Powys, per the Secretary Organiser, between 1988 and 1991. A further group was received from Dr David Steeds, October 2012.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Minute books, 1895-1971, of the Llandysilio Liberal Association, 1895-1909 and Montgomeryshire Liberal Association, 1920-1970; financial records; 1934-1989; administrative correspondence and papers, 1961-1984; files relating to the Liberal campaign in Montgomeryshire in the parliamentary elections, 1955-1983; constituency papers of Clement Davies, 1945-1962, and Emlyn Hooson, 1967-1979; press cuttings, 1962-1987; bound electoral registers for the parliamentary constituency of Montgomery, 1953-1983; papers relating to the Welsh Liberal Party, 1973-1979, the Montgomery in Europe Group, 1975, Young Liberals, 1970-1980, Liberal Party organization, 1977-1983, Supper Clubs, 1980-1983, Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Annual General Meetings, 1980-1985, Liberal Party Annual Conferences, 1980-1985, and the Welsh Campaign for Fair Votes, 1983-1984; printed materials, 1959-1987; Liberal party materials, 1963-1985; typescript draft policy statements, 1972-1974; Newsletters of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Association, 1978-1984; Association of Liberal Councillors, 1979-1984, and Focus, 1980-1982.

An additional group of records, 1904-1939, were received per Dr David Steeds comprising extensive files of correspondence, the minutes of the Association and its various committees and sub-committees, financial material, press cuttings and printed material. There are also many files deriving from the parliamentary general elections campaigns of the period 1906-29 in Montgomeryshire. There are also papers relating to the North Wales Liberal Federation, 1940-46, and the Liberal Federation of Wales, 1943-45. The records cover the period when David Davies, Llandinam (1880-1944) was the Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, 1906-29, and the early years of its representation by his successor E. Clement Davies (1884-1962). This group remains uncatalogued.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following groups: minute books; financial records; correspondence and papers : administrative; correspondence and papers :specific subjects; parliamentary elections; Clement Davies; Emlyn Hooson; printed material; scrapbooks; electoral registers; financial records.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Restricted 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

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in 'Minor Lists and Summaries 1988' at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Association are NLW, Clement Davies Papers C/3; and NLW, Glansevern 8109-21. Other material relating to Liberal party activities in Montgomeryshire is in NLW, Lord Hooson Papers; NLW, Stuart Rendel Papers; NLW, Welsh Liberal Party Papers; and NLW, Mary Garbett Edwards Papers.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

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

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries (1988); Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats at ( and ( 08 May 2003.

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