Fonds GB 0210 RHYSRIS - Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers,

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Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers,


  • 1921-1940 / (Creation)

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0.081 cubic metres (9 boxes)

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the widow of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, Lady Hopkin Morris, Sidcup, in 1957.

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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.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the schedule is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Papers relating to his local party are held in NLW, Cardiganshire Liberal Association Papers. Photographs relating to the Palestine Commission are NLW Photograph Album 420, and three family paintings are NLW PB 03213-5.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

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.

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  • Text: Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers.