GB 0210 RHYSRIS
Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers,
- 1921-1940 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.081 cubic metres (9 boxes)
Name of creator
Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris (1888-1956), politician, from Maesteg, Glamorgan, was Independent Liberal MP for Cardiganshire from 1923 until 1932, and Liberal MP for Carmarthenshire between 1945 and 1957. He studied philosophy at the University of North Wales, Bangor. In 1920 he was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, before joining the Oxford and South Wales Circuit. He took an anti-Lloyd George stand throughout his parliamentary career. He was considered a possible future leader for the Liberal Party in Wales at the beginning of the 1930s. In 1936, he became the first Regional Director of the BBC in Wales. He was a member of a Parliamentary Delegation to Tanganyika, 1928, and the UK Royal Commission on the Palestine Disturbances, 1929.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by the widow of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, Lady Hopkin Morris, Sidcup, in 1957.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, 1921-1940, comprising his diary, 1928, whilst a member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Tanganyika; material relating to the Parliamentary Commission on the Palestine Disturbances, 1921-1930; and duplicate typescript Daily Digests of foreign broadcasts prepared by the Monitoring Service of the BBC, 1939-1940. No material concerning the Liberal Party is included.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: Tanganyika Delegation; Palestine Commission; Daily Digests of BBC Foreign Broadcasts.
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 schedule 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.
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Place access points
Name access points
- Morris, Rhys Hopkin, Sir, 1888-1956 (Creator)
- BBC Active (Firm) (Subject)
- Great Britain. Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929. (Subject)
- Morris, Rhys Hopkin, Sir, 1888-1956 -- Archives (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
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used for the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers.