GB 0210 MAIING
W. H. Mainwaring Papers,
- 1910-1970 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator
William Henry Mainwaring (1884-1971), a former miner, represented the constituency of Rhondda East as a Labour MP between 1933 and 1959. As secretary of the South Wales 'Unofficial Reform Committee', he co-wrote the constitution which appeared in The Miner's next step in 1912. After leaving the mines, he lectured in Economics at the Central Labour College in London, where he became Vice-Principal in 1919. He then acted as a miners' agent for the Rhondda district between 1924 and 1933, when he was elected to Parliament.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by his daughter, J. E. Tudge, Oxford, in 1975.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Political and professional papers of W. H. Mainwaring, 1910-1970, including papers relating to the Cambrian Combine Collieries dispute, 1910-1911; the manuscript of the publication, The Miners' Next Step, 1912; papers relating to the South Wales Miners' Idustrial Union, 1928-1932; correspondence, 1905-1970, and pamphlets of economic and Socialist interest, [late 19th cent.] - [early 20th cent.].
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: the Cambrian Combine Collieries dispute; The Miners' next step; Mardy Lodge Expulsion; South Wales Miners' Industrial Union; Miners' Minoriy Movement and Communist party; miscellaneous political material and correspondence.
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Description control area
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
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, W. H. Mainwaring Papers.