File NLW MSS 23666-23667C - Papers of Sir Goronwy Owen,

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NLW MSS 23666-23667C


Papers of Sir Goronwy Owen,


  • ca. 1927-1950 / (Creation)

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NLW MS 23666C Extent: 142 ff. NLW MS 23667C Extent: 252 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Papers, c. 1927-1950, of Sir Goronwy Owen (1881-1963), Liberal MP for Caernarfonshire, 1923-45, and Liberal Chief Whip, 1926-31, comprising mainly notes for speeches, including 'Findings on afforestation' (MS 23666C, ff. 5-13); 'Coal Power' (MS 23666C, ff. 31-7); 'Yr Eglwys a Heddwch y Byd', 1934 (MS 23667C, ff. 1-28); 'Notes for Speech on Democracy', 1942 (MS 23667C, ff. 123-44); 'Anglo-Soviet Treaty', 1943 (MS 23667C, ff. 145-59); a draft tribute to David Lloyd George, 1945 (MS 23667C, ff. 168-71); and 'Hawliau Cymru fel Adran o'r Deyrnas Gyfunol' (MS 23667C, ff. 191-202); together with a copy of Goronwy Owen's election address, 1931 (MS 23666C, ff. 85-6), and letters to him from David Lloyd George, 1937 (MS 23667C, f. 105), and Clement Attlee, 1950 (MS 23667C, f. 172).

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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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English, Welsh.

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The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 23666-23667C

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