Fonds GB 0210 SPANSWICK - Ted Spanswick Papers,

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Ted Spanswick Papers,


  • 1957-1994 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Edward H. (Ted) Spanswick was an active member of Plaid Cymru in Monmouthshire (later Gwent) from the late 1950s, and participated in the anti-Common Market campaign in the early 1970s. He stood as Plaid Cymru parliamentary candidate in the Monmouth constituency in the general election of February 1974.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Ted Spanswick, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, in April 1985 and January 1995. Further papers donated by Mr Ted Spanswick, Northampton, June, July and September 2002, and June 2004.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Political correspondence and papers of Ted Spanswick, 1957-1994, relating in particular to Plaid Cymru, the EEC and the anti-Common Market campaign. Further papers not yet catalogued.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into Plaid Cymru Gwent Regional Council and local branch administrative papers; correspondence; miscellaneous Plaid Cymru papers; European Communities Commission reports and press releases; and a manifesto for an Independent Labour Wales Party.

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

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 and Minor Lists and Summaries 1995 at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

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

April 2003


  • English



The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 and 1995.

Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project.

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