Sub-sub-fonds A. - Prime ministers,

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Prime ministers,


  • 1884-1951. (Creation)

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This collection consists of correspondence, memoranda and papers relating to the four Prime Ministers under whom Thomas Jones served. The class is, in a sense, a residue, since much material relating to these Premiers may be found under other classes, notably classes B (Government), C (Government and Society) and the subject classes E, F, G, N, P, Q, S, T, W, Y, together with the printed Diaries in class Z. The richest and most directly relevant papers are those relating to Baldwin, who Thomas Jones enjoyed an intimate friendship with. Much of the material on Lloyd George derives from Thomas Jones's biography of him and from the anecdotes, reminiscences, etc., of third persons commenting on the biography. The material on Bonar Law and MacDonald is skimpy, indeed that on the latter is largely confined to the American visit in 1929. There is more material on MacDonald's governments, however, in the classes listed above, and this could be taken as a general rule, class A serving as a kind of personal supplement to the more institutional material found in other classes. Arranged into: Lloyd George: Lloyd George and Thomas Jones, 1912-1951 (A 1); Lloyd George: general 1884-1945 (A 2); Lloyd George: typescript of Thomas Jones's biography (A 3); Lloyd George: working proof of Thomas Jones's biography (A 4); Bonar Law: general. 1918-1935 (A 5); Baldwin: Stanley Baldwin and Thomas Jones, 1922-1946 (A 6); Baldwin: Mary Webb: Thomas Jones's memoir of Stanley Baldwin (A 7); Baldwin: speeches, 1923-1927 (A 8); Baldwin: speeches, 1928-1929 (A 9); Baldwin: speeches, 1930-1939 (A 10); MacDonald: general, 1929-1937 (A 11); MacDonald: speeches, 1928-1930 (A 12); and MacDonald: American and Canadian speeches, 1929 (A 13).

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Preferred citation: A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: A.