GB 0210 CAREYEVANS
Olwen Carey-Evans Papers,
- 1880-1990 (accumulated [c.1900]-1990) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.236 cubic metres (21 boxes, 7 volumes, 2 rolls, 1 outsize item)
Name of creator
Name of creator
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.
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.
Content and structure area
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).
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, which includes a description of National Library of Wales MSS 22823-8C, is available at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Lloyd George family (Creator)
- Evans, Olwen Carey, Lady, 1892- (Creator)
- Evans, Olwen Carey, Lady, 1892- -- Archives. (Subject)
- Carey Evans, Robin. (Subject)
- Lloyd George, Megan, 1902-1966 (Subject)
- Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945 (Subject)
- Lloyd George, Margaret, 1866-1941 (Subject)
- Evans, Thomas, Knight, 1884-1947. (Subject)
- Lloyd George family -- 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 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)