File H/14 - Correspondence between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford

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Correspondence between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford


  • 1917-1940 (Creation)

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26 ff. (1 folder).

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Jennifer Longford, born in 1929, was the only daughter of Frances Stevenson. She was educated at Headington School, Oxford, and Penrhos College, Bakewell, Derbyshire. She enjoyed a close relationship with Lloyd George to whom she invariably referred as 'Taid'. She inherited the papers in this archive from her mother. Jennifer's daughter was Ruth Longford.

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File contains correspondence between David Lloyd George, Jennifer Stevenson and others. Among the letters are: a note, 1 November 1938, in the hand of David Lloyd George at Bron-y-de, Churt concerning the ownership of one of the dogs on the estate (f. 15); notification, 29 August 1917, in the hand of David Lloyd George that he has transferred to Frances Louise Stevenson bonds to the value of £500 in the last National Loan 'for her own sole use & benefit' (ff. 1-3); a letter from D. Lloyd George to John Stevenson, father of Frances Stevenson, 12 February 1923, expressing gratitude for the gift of cigars (f. 4); a postcard, 9 November 1936, from Lloyd George at Southampton to Jennifer Stevenson, depicting the passenger liner of the East Asiatic Company Ltd on which he is about to travel (f. 13); a postcard, 12 December 1936, from Lloyd George at Kingston, Jamaica to Jennifer Stevenson, conveying Christmas greetings (f. 14); a note, Christmas 1939, from Lloyd George to Muriel Stevenson. He had forgotten to ask her mother whether she was allowed to use a latch key (ff. 16-17). Also, a letter, 3 November 1940, from Jennifer Longford at Penrhos College, Bakewell, to Lloyd George at Brynawelon, Criccieth describing her activities and movements and her wish that Lloyd George would consent to join the war cabinet (ff. 20-21); a letter, 11 November 1940, from Lloyd George at Criccieth to Jennifer Stevenson, giving his reasons, in response to a letter from Jennifer, for his failure to join the War Cabinet (ff. 22-24); and a letter, c. 1940, from Lloyd George at Estorel to Jennifer Stevenson with thanks for the birthday present of a comb (f. 25).

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Arranged chronologically and foliated in March 2023, prior to digitisation.

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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

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Digital version available (June 2023)

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Preferred citation: H/14.


Some of the items in this file were loaned to the National Library of Wales in 2013 and digitised. The catalogue entry for the digitised items can be found in G1/6, G1/16, G1/18, G1/19, G1/22, G1/24, G1/25, G1/26, G2/6, G2/28.

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  • Text: H/14 (Box 12)