World War, 1939-1945



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Britain Speaks

File comprises drafts of Gordon MacDonald's contributions to a radio programme entitled "Britain Speaks", broadcast on the Overseas North American Service during the Second World War.

Correspondence between David Lloyd George and Jennifer Longford

File contains correspondence between David Lloyd George, Jennifer Stevenson and others. Among the letters are: A note, 1 November 1938, in the hand of David Lloyd George at Bron-y-de, Churt concerning the ownership of one of the dogs on the estate, Notification, 29 August 1917, in the hand of David Lloyd George that he has transferred to Frances Louise Stevenson bonds to the value of £500 in the last National Loan 'for her own sole use & benefit'; a letter from D. Lloyd George to John Stevenson, father of Frances Stevenson, 12 February 1923, expressing gratitude for the gift of cigars; a postcard, 9 November 1936, from Lloyd George at Southampton to Jennifer Stevenson, depicting the passenger liner of the East Asiatic Company Ltd on which he is about to travel; a postcard, 12 December 1936, from Lloyd George at Kingston, Jamaica to Jennifer Stevenson, conveying Christmas greetings; a note, Christmas 1939, from Lloyd George to Muriel Stevenson. He had forgotten to ask her mother whether she was allowed to use a latch key.
G1/24 (1940) Letter, 3 November 1940, from Jennifer Longford at Penrhos College, Bakewell, to Lloyd George at Brynawelon, Criccieth describing her activities and movements and her wish that Lloyd George would consent to join the war cabinet; a letter, 11 November 1940, from Lloyd George at Criccieth to Jennifer Stevenson. Gives his reasons, in response to a letter from Jennifer, for his failure to join the War Cabinet; and a letter, c. 1940, from Lloyd George at Estorel to Jennifer Stevenson with thanks for the birthday present of a comb.

Longford, Jennifer, 1929-


Three autograph letters to the Rev[erend] H[umphrey] Jones Davies, Birmingham, from T. Davies (for the general manager, The Pacific Steam Navigation Company), Liverpool, 1934 (voyages by the R. M. S. Orduna), and Samuel Evans, Parktown, Johannesburg, 1934 (2) (personal, comment on an article by recipient entitled 'Dathliad Canmlwyddiant Neuadd [Tref Birmingham]', Y Goleuad [17 Hydref 1934]); two autograph letters from Irene [Corona, countess of ] Plymouth, Hewell Grange, Redditch, to Mr. Jones Davies [? the recipient of the three preceding letters], [1937]-1938 (inviting recipient to become a member of a committee arranging a film premiere [in Birmingham] in aid of the National Council of Social Service, thanking recipient for his help, enclosing a copy of the balance sheet); and two letters (one autograph, one holograph) from Cyril P. Cule, Bilston and Caerleon, to Mr. Davies [again ? the recipient of the preceding letters], 1929-1938 (a request to be allowed to name recipient as a referee when applying for teaching posts (1929), acknowledging the receipt of a contribution towards 'Cymdeithas Cyfeillion Gwlad y Basgiaid' [The Friends of the Basques Society], the [Basque refugee] children in South Wales, the probability of war in Europe (1938)) (enclosed with the second letter is a typescript copy of a memorandum in Welsh, explaining the aims of 'Cymdeithas Cyfeillion Gwlad y Basgiaid', viz., drawing attention to the plight of the Basques and the threat of Fascism, collecting funds for the relief of Basque refugees in Wales, more particularly the children, and opposing the demand for the repatriation of the children to Franco Spain, and appealing for moral and financial support for the society).

Cymmrodorion Welsh War Relief Committee correspondence

The series includes correspondence with the Cymmrodorion secretary, J. L. C. Cecil-Williams, relating to the Welsh War Relief Committee (the Welsh division of the British War Relief Society), a charity formed to administer relief to Welsh war victims, which was sponsored mainly by Welsh exiles from the USA and the British Dominions. -- Apart from the correspondence, there is also a committee gifts register, 1941-1947, and a committee account book, 1941-1946.

Enid Lewis Collection

  • NLW ex 3060
  • File
  • 1939-1947, 2021

Nine diaries, 1939-1947, compiled by Enid Lewis (née Lloyd), Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), together with related papers, letters and photographs, 1943-1947, and a commemorative booklet entitled Our Greatest Generation: A celebration of WW2 veterans in West Wales, 6 June 2021, held at The Penrallt Hotel, Aberporth, including a biography of Enid Lewis. See also The West Wales Veterans' Archive at

Lewis, Enid 1920-2017

Family letters

This file consists of family letters, [c.1940]-[1994], sent to and from Menna Gallie and Bryce Gallie, including a great number of letters written by Menna Gallie to Bryce Gallie during the Second World War; letters from others to Bryce Gallie and two letters from Bryce Gallie to Menna Gallie, again during the War; letters from members of the family and friends containing personal news; telegrams sending congratulations to Menna Gallie, possibly on the birth of her second child; and sympathy letters to Bryce Gallie following the death of Menna Gallie; together with a copy of a memorial speech to Menna Gallie by Bryce Gallie under the title 'Celebration', with two poems.

Gallie, W. B. (Walter Bryce), 1912-

General letters

The series consists of personal letters to Condry, from Ray Perry and others, on subjects relating to wild plants, bird and animal life, identification of insects, birdwatching in Britain and abroad, ornithological records, fundraising efforts for a conservation project, publishing, appreciation of Condry's 'Country Diary' articles and his books, A Welsh Country Diary and Thoreau, life during the Second World War, personal news from friends, Condry's connnections with Birmingham and enclosures of occasional printed items. Correspondents include Ronald Lockley, Ray [Perry], Morrey Salmon, H[arold Wright], Irene (`Benjamin') Vaughan, R.S. Thomas and his wife Mildred Elsie Eldridge (Elsi). There is also a letter from Condry to his niece, Chris (Christine Demmar), enclosing a story about his pet jackdaw, 1971.

Geoffrey Woolley Papers

  • GB 0210 WOOLLEY
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1750]-2010

Papers of the journalist Geoffrey Woolley, including a group of letters, 1906-1915, from the poet Edward Thomas to W. H. Hudson.

Woolley, Geoffrey, 1915-2010

Letters from Gertrude Powys

Twenty-six letters, 1940-1941, to John Cowper Powys from his sister, Gertrude Powys, containing mostly personal and family news, with references to the death of poet and writer Frances Gregg in April 1941, and to the Second World War and its effects. Enclosures comprise three letters to Phyllis Playter from Gertrude, one letter to Gertrude from Yvonne Mackenzie, and one letter to John Cowper Powys from his and Gertrude's sister, Philippa (Katie) Powys, in which she refers briefly to the death of the writer Virginia Woolf in March 1941.

Letters from Littleton Charles Powys

Sixteen letters (three of which are incomplete), two telegrams and one postcard, 1922, [?1924], 1938, 1940-1942, 1946-1947 and undated, to John Cowper Powys from his brother Littleton Charles Powys, containing mostly personal and family news, including Littleton's reflections following the death of his second wife, Elizabeth (née Myers), in 1947, together with references to the Second World War, its politics and effects, and to wartime activities. Ff. 8 verso, 9 and 33 verso include ink drawings by Littleton.

Letters to John Douglas Wynne Griffith

The file comprises letters to John Douglas Wynne Griffith, 1942-1943, from a friend describing his church career, parish, local economic and social effects of the Second World War.

Llythyrau at Geraint Dyfnallt Owen,

Letters, 1931-51, to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen from his father the Reverend John Dyfnallt Owen ('Dyfnallt'; 1873-1956), containing personal and family news, comments on the progress of the war, and news of religious, political and cultural affairs in Wales.

Dyfnallt, 1873-1956

Lord Davies of Llandinam Papers,

  • GB 0210 LDDNAM
  • Fonds
  • 1788-2015

Papers of David Davies, the first Baron Davies of Llandinam (1880-1944), along with papers of other members of the family, David Davies (1818-1890), Edward Davies (1852–1898), Revd. Gwilym Davies (1879-1955), Gwendoline Elizabeth Davies (1882-1951) and Mary Sidney Davies (1884-1963). They reflect Lord Davies varied business and political interests and include the records of the New Commonwealth Society, papers related to the League of Nations Union Welsh National Council, the first and second world wars, the Temple of Peace, the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Institute, the National Library of Wales, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Davies’s coal and railway interests, international affairs, drafts and copies of Davies’s publications mainly on international relations, papers of the David Davies Memorial Institute and papers related to Gregynog Press.

Davies, David Davies, Baron, 1880-1944

Megan Lloyd George diary

  • NLW MS 23138B
  • File
  • 1941

Diary for the period 30 September-9 December 1941 of Lady Megan Lloyd George (1902-66), Member of Parliament for Anglesey, 1929-51, and for Carmarthen, 1957-66, containing occasional entries relating to the progress of the Second World War with references to Winston Churchill and other contemporary figures.

Lloyd George, Megan, 1902-1966


Mae'r gyfres yn cynnwys dyddiaduron Ambrose Bebb, yn bennaf o'r cyfnod yr oedd yn byw ym Mangor ac yn ddarlithydd ar staff y Coleg Normal. Mae'r dyddiaduron, yn bennaf, yn cofnodi ei fywyd teuluol, ei waith yn ddarlithydd ac awdur, bywyd y capel, a'i gyfnodau yn Ffrainc a Llydaw, gyda sylwadau ar ddigwyddiadau cyfoes, yr Ail Ryfel Byd, a dyddiau cynnar Plaid Cymru. Ar y cyfan, mae'r cofnodion yn y dyddiaduron yn eithaf llawn, ac eithrio o 1930 hyd 1936. Mae'r dyddiaduron yn rhedeg o Ionawr hyd Ragfyr oni nodir yn wahanol.

Bebb, W. Ambrose (William Ambrose), 1894-1955