File NLW ex 3038. - Welsh language campaign

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NLW ex 3038.


Welsh language campaign


  • 1969-1984 (mostly 1971-1978) (Creation)

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3 folders (c. 343 ff.)

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Raymond Garlick; Carmarthen; Donation; January 1989.

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Three files of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and other papers, 1969-1984, compiled by Raymond Garlick in support of the 1970s campaign of non-violent direct action concerning the status of the Welsh language, in which his wife and children were involved. The files contain papers relating to the use of Welsh during court proceedings involving protesters, and in prisons (ff. 1-133) and the actions of the police during various protests and court appearances (ff. 134-219) as well as general documents and correspondence (ff. 220-343).
The correspondents include various judges and court officials (ff. 1, 11-12, 42-44, 65-66, 70, 74, 82-83, 104, 111, 208, 224), the Home Office (ff. 2-5, 56-58, 75), the National Council for Civil Liberties (ff. 6-7, 101, 173, 183, 261-262, 318-319), the Lord Chancellor’s office (ff. 9-10, 29, 34-38, 45-48, 94, 310-313), the Law Society (ff. 20-28, 102-103), Dyfed-Powys Constabulary (ff. 134-148, 184-185, 191, 210-212), South Wales Constabulary (ff. 149-151, 186-188, 193-195, 197-200), Gwynedd Constabulary (ff. 152-156, 177, 180, 182, 204-205), Manchester and Salford Police (ff. 169-171), the BBC (ff. 324-334, 336-337), newspapers including the Times and the Western Mail (ff. 49-50, 52, 54, 68-69, 73, 84, 107-108, 110, 116, 119, 121, 172, 196, 226, 234), and Welsh members of parliament including Gwynoro Jones (ff. 59-60, 178-179, 181, 201-203, 309) and Tom Ellis (ff. 117, 258, 268-271, 280-282). Also included are papers relating to the memorandum on the workings of the Welsh Language Act (1967) submitted to Lord Justice Edmund Davies in 1972 by the National Council for Civil Liberties (ff. 263-300, 303-304, 314-317). Other items of interest are letters in Welsh, from Dafydd Iwan, 5 June 1969, concerning the demonstration against Prince Charles’s attendance at the Urdd eisteddfod (f. 220) and from Iestyn Garlick to his parents, 19 April 1972, while on remand at H.M. Remand Centre, Cardiff (f. 252).

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Arranged as three files entitled 'Courts & Prisons', 'Police', and 'Documents'; each file arranged broadly chronologically.

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Formerly under an embargo: not available for consultation without the permission of the donor.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English, some Welsh.

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For letters of Raymond Garlick to Tom Ellis, MP, see NLW MS 22551E. For drafts of related letters see NLW MS 24159B.

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Formerly Garlick MS 13.

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