File NLW MS 21910E. - Welsh Nationalist League papers,

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NLW MS 21910E.


Welsh Nationalist League papers,


  • 1911-1912. (Creation)

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169 ff. Guarded and filed.

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J. E. Young; Cricieth; Purchase; 1983

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Correspondence, papers and press cuttings, 1911-1912, relating to the Welsh Nationalist League (Cyngrair Cenedlaethol Cymreig), formed at Caernarfon in January 1911 to press for Home Rule for Wales on federal lines and organised by Dr Edward Lloyd Owen ('Iorwerth Feddyg') and John Williams ('Cambrensis'), both of Cricieth. There are also a few papers relating to the St David's Order of Chivalry (Urdd Arwrol Dewi Sant), founded in 1912. The correspondence, mainly addressed to 'Cambrensis', includes letters from W. Llewelyn Williams, MP, Walter F. Roch, MP, Sir J. Herbert Lewis, MP, Francis Edwards, MP, E. T. John, MP (8), Clement Edwards, MP, the Reverend E. Tyrrell-Green, Beriah Gwynfe Evans (2), Silyn Roberts and Lord Harlech.

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  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English.

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The contents of NLW MSS 21701-22852 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 8 (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21910E.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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  • English



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