GB 0210 ELLITH
Sir Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith Papers,
- 1873-1954 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.101 cubic metres (2 boxes, 3 box files, 10 volumes)
Name of creator
Sir Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith (1860-1926) was a barrister and an MP. He was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, but grew up in Brynsiencyn, Anglesey. After attending school in Brynsiencyn and Holt, he went to University College Aberystwyth, and graduated in law from Downing College Cambridge in 1883. In 1887, he was called to the Bar and was recorder of Birkenhead, 1907-1912. He married Mary Owen in 1892. Entering politics, he was elected Liberal MP for Anglesey in 1895. In 1912, he became chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary Party and was parliamentary secretary to the Home Office, 1912-1915. He was narrowly defeated in the 1918 election for the Anglesey constituency, but was made a Baronet in the same year. He was elected MP for Carmarthen in 1923, but resigned in 1924. He died in Swansea, 30 November 1926, and was buried in Brynsiencyn. He had two sons and a daughter, Yvonne. Only one son, Ellis Arundel, survived him to take his title.
After his death, E. Morgan Humphreys prepared a biography; correspondence relating to this was added to the archive.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Mrs Gwilym Davies, Aberystwyth, 1956.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Addresses, lectures and speeches, notes and other papers, 1900-1922, relating to politics, Welsh nationalism, education, rural housing, disestablishment, army recruiting and Sir Ellis's defeat as Liberal candidate for Anglesey; press cuttings, 1883-1926; biographical material, 1949-1954, including an incomplete typescript of a biography by E. Morgan Humphreys; and political letters from Ellis-Griffith, 1873-1926, and letters to him, 1878-1925.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: miscellaneous papers; letters from Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith; and letters to Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith.
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 is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some letters, material relating to E. Morgan Humphreys' biography, and a typescript copy of the biography, all post-date Ellis-Griffith's death.
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Place access points
Name access points
- Ellis-Griffith, Ellis Jones, 1860-1926. (Creator)
- Church of England -- Establishment and disestablishment -- Wales. (Subject)
- Ellis-Griffith, Ellis Jones, Sir, 1860-1926 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Ellis-Griffith, Ellis Jones, Sir, 1860-1926 -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Humphreys, E. Morgan (Edward Morgan), 1882-1955. (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 Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).