Series L1. - Printed Items,

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Printed Items,


  • 1917-2001 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 large archival box and 6 small archival boxes.

Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

The New Commonwealth was a voluntary society established to promote international peace through an Equity Tribunal and International Police Force. Founded, and to a great extend funded, by Lord Davies of Llandinam the organisation had it's headquarters at Thorney house in London and published a journal and various books and pamphlets promoting its ideas. Membership was international. The New Commonwealth was wound up in 1954.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

A wide range of leaflets, pamphlets etc., 1917-57, many of these concerning the activities of peace movements and peace initiatives. including some of the publications of the New Commonwealth Society. Some of the material reflects various aspects of Welsh life.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically by and within each file.

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Notes area


Preferred citation: L1.

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Description control area

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Physical storage

  • Text: L1 (Boxes 190-196 and 232)