File 6/2 - Correspondence

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  • 1986-1994 (Creation)

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1 bundle.

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Correspondence of Merfyn Phillips as Secretary of the Wales Branch and after his resignation, and some correspondence of the Secretary of the Dyfed Area, with each other and with other officials and members of the League, the press, the Welsh Language Board, the Welsh Office, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Commission of the European Communities, the Local Government International Bureau, the mayor of Tredarzek in Brittany, Dyfed County Council, the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages, Gorseth Kernow, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, publishers, academics, the Celtica project, Dyfed-Powys Police, Garden Festival Wales and others concerning the League's activities and concerns, especially the issue of linguistic authenticity in the Cornish language and the dispute concerning it which involved the Wales Branch and the Cornwall Branch and resulted in reassessment of the League's constitution and Merfyn Phillips's resignation, as well as the proposed twinning of Llandudoch with Tredarzek in Brittany, the use and recognition of Celtic languages by public bodies and businesses, allegations of National Front infiltration in the Cornwall Branch, national self-government, articles in Carn, the Celtic Congress, the finances of the Wales Branch, education through the medium of Manx, and traditional sports in Wales, together with agendas and minutes of branch and central meetings of the League, circulars, newsletters, articles, copies of Carn, membership receipts, and associated notes and ephemera.

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  • Breton
  • Cornish
  • English
  • French
  • Irish
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh, Cornish, Irish, French and Breton.

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Preferred citation: 6/2

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Box: 6/2 (Box 11)