Fonds GB 0210 CAREYEVANS - Olwen Carey-Evans Papers,

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Olwen Carey-Evans Papers,


  • 1880-1990 (accumulated [c.1900]-1990) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.236 cubic metres (21 boxes, 7 volumes, 2 rolls, 1 outsize item)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Name of creator


Biographical history

Lady Olwen Carey-Evans (1892-1990) was the third child of the statesman David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945), and his wife Dame Margaret Lloyd George (née Owen, 1866-1941). The least prominent member of the family, Lady Olwen Carey-Evans collected many papers relating to her parents, her sister Lady Megan Lloyd-George (1902-66), and her husband, Sir Thomas Carey-Evans (1884-1947). She married her husband from 10 Downing Street in 1917. Her children included Robin, Eluned and Margaret. Lady Olwen remained true to the Liberal Party throughout her long life.

Archival history

The papers were retained by the children of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans for two years after her death, and were then sold to the National Library, at which point the correspondence between David and Margaret Lloyd George, much of the rest of the Lloyd George family correspondence, and the David Lloyd George speeches were separated from the archive to become NLW MSS 22823-8C.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Robin Carey-Evans, New South Wales, Australia, Miss Eluned Macmillan, Toronto, Canada, and Mrs Margaret Barrett, Haddington, East Lothian, children of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, in 1992.

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Scope and content

Family papers, 1880-1990, of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, comprising her correspondence, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other personal papers (including some papers of her son, Robin Carey-Evans), 1911-1990, and papers, press cuttings, memorabilia, diaries, notes, essays and other items relating to members of her family including Margaret Lloyd George, 1880-1941, Megan Lloyd George, 1928-1983, and Sir Thomas Carey Evans, 1901-1947; there is also a small group of papers, 1898-1970, relating to David Lloyd George.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into David Lloyd George, 1898-1970 (1-77), Dame Margaret Lloyd-George, 1880-1941 (78-97), Lady Megan Lloyd-George, 1928-1983 (98-120), Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, 1901-1990 (121-218), Sir Thomas Carey-Evans, 1901-1947 (219-235), miscellanea, 1920-1924 (236-237), and memorabilia, [dates not supplied] (238-241).

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue, which includes a description of National Library of Wales MSS 22823-8C, is available at NLW.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Olwen Carey-Evans papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001)

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  • Text: Olwen Carey-Evans Papers.