Fonds GB 0210 TEDNDS - Ted Rowlands Papers,

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Ted Rowlands Papers,


  • 1972-1991 / (Creation)

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0.126 cubic metres (14 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Edward (Ted) Rowlands, was born in Rhondda, Glamorgan, in 1940. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for the constituncies of Cardiff North, 1966-1970, for Merthyr Tydfil, 1972-1983, and Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, 1983-2001. He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, 1969-1970 and 1974-1975, and Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1976-1979. From 1987-2001 he was a member of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 2001 he stepped down as an MP, and, in 2004, he was created Baron Rowlands of Merthyr Tydfil and of Rhymney. In 2003 he was a member of the Richard Commission investigating the powers and electoral arrangements of the National Assembly of Wales. He now lives in Carmarthenshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ted Rowlands, London, 1991.

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Scope and content

Constituents' correspondence, 1984-1990; general correspondence, 1982-1990; subject files, 1972-1990; Foreign Affairs Committee, 1991; correspondence and press cuttings relating to the Miners' Strike, 1984-1985; and pamphlets, 1984-1987.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: constituency correspondence; general correspondence; subject files of correspondence; foreign affairs; Miners' Strike; and pamphlets.

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Conditions governing access

Constituents' files and a file relating to the Miners' Strike are closed for 50 years: exemption s. 40 Freedom of Information Act 2000. 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.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 111-113, at the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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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

September 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992; Debrett's People of Today (London, 2003); Richard Commission website, viewed 6 September 2004.

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  • Text: Ted Rowlands Papers.