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National Library of Wales
Carey-Evans, Olwen, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CAREYEVANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Olwen Carey-Evans Papers

Short Title: Carey-Evans, Olwen, papers

Creation date(s): 1880-1990 (accumulated [c.1900]-1990)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.236 cubic metres (21 boxes, 7 volumes, 2 rolls, 1 outsize item)

Name of creator(s): Lloyd George family


Administrative/Biographical history: Lady Olwen Carey-Evans (1892-1990) was the third child of the statesman David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945), and his wife Dame Margaret Lloyd George (née Owen, 1864-1941). The least prominent member of the family, Lady Olwen Carey-Evans collected many papers relating to her parents, her sister Lady Megan Lloyd-George (1902-66), and her husband, Sir Thomas Carey-Evans (1884-1947). Her children included Robin, Eluned and Margaret.


Scope and content/abstract: Family papers, 1880-1990, of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, comprising her correspondence, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other personal papers (including some papers of her son, Robin Carey-Evans), 1911-1990, and papers, press cuttings, memorabilia, diaries, notes, essays and other items relating to members of her family including Margaret Lloyd George, 1880-1941, Megan Lloyd George, 1928-1983, and Sir Thomas Carey Evans, 1901-1947; there is also a small group of papers, 1898-1970, relating to David Lloyd George.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into David Lloyd George, 1898-1970 (1-77), Dame Margaret Lloyd-George, 1880-1941 (78-97), Lady Megan Lloyd-George, 1928-1983 (98-120), Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, 1901-1990 (121-218), Sir Thomas Carey-Evans, 1901-1947 (219-235), miscellanea, 1920-1924 (236-237), and memorabilia, [dates not supplied] (238-241).

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue, which includes a description of National Library of Wales MSS 22823-8C, is available at NLW.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers were retained by the children of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans for two years after her death, and were then sold to the National Library, at which point the correspondence between David and Margaret Lloyd George, much of the rest of the Lloyd George family correspondence, and the David Lloyd George speeches were separated from the archive to become NLW MSS 22823-8C.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Robin Carey-Evans, New South Wales, Australia, Miss Eluned Macmillan, Toronto, Canada, and Mrs Margaret Barrett, Haddington, East Lothian, children of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans, in 1992.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Olwen Carey-Evans papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001)

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Evans, Olwen Carey- | Lady, | 1892- | Archives
Family archives
Lloyd George family | Archives

Personal names
Carey-Evans , Robin , alive 1929-2004
Evans , Olwen , 1892-
Evans , Thomas , 1884-1947 , Knight
Lloyd George , David , 1863-1945
Lloyd George , Margaret , 1863-1941
Lloyd George , Megan , 1902-1966
Lloyd George family

Corporate names


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