Sub-fonds NLW MSS 23657-23671. - Viscount Tenby Papers,

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NLW MSS 23657-23671.


Viscount Tenby Papers,


  • 1906-1968 / (Creation)

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15 volumes.

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Gwilym Lloyd-George, first viscount Tenby (1894-1967) was the fourth child of David and Margaret Lloyd George. He saw active service on the Western Front during the first world war. He served as Liberal (later National Liberal and Conservative) MP for Pembrokeshire, 1922-1924 and 1929-1950, serving effectively as minister of fuel and power under Churchill, 1942-1945. Following his defeat at Pembrokeshire in 1950, he returned to the House of Commons as Conservative MP for Newcastle-upon-Tyne North in 1951, and served as minister of food, 1951-1954, and home secretary and (the largely symbolic) minister for Welsh affairs, 1954-1957. He entered the House of Lords as viscount Tenby in 1957.

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The archive group includes a file of Lloyd George family correspondence, 1902-1945, and general correspondence, 1906-1941, addressed to David Lloyd George, which complements similar groups of letters in other archive groups. There is a volume of correspondence and memoranda, 1916-1917, proposing possible solutions to the problem of home rule for Ireland, a volume of notes in the hand of David Lloyd George, and three memoranda books kept by Lloyd George between c. 1912 and 1916. There is also a group of the papers of Sir Goronwy Owen (1882-1963), the Liberal (later Independent Liberal) MP for the Caernarfonshire constituency, 1923-1945, and a brother-in-law to Gwilym Lloyd-George. There is a rich array of letters to Gwilym Lloyd-George, 1931-1963, and notes, papers and correspondence deriving from his career, c. 1927-1950, including many concerning his work at the ministries of food and fuel and power. There is also the draft of an unpublished autobiography by him.

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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23657-23671.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

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See also NLW ex 1972, purchased with these papers.

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 23657-23671.

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