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Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BRERTY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party Records

Short Title: Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party records

Creation date(s): 1924-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.279 cubic metres (31 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: From 1924-1985 the constituency of Brecon and Radnor was represented in Parliament by the four Labour MPs Peter Freeman (1929-1931), William Frederick Jackson (1939-1945), Lord Tudor Watkins (1945-1970) and Caerwyn Roderick (1970-1979). The local Labour Party was active in undertaking 'Rural Campaigns', which drew a large number of Members of Parliament into the constituency. Tudor Watkins was the Labour Party's agent in Brecon and in Radnor before being elected its MP in 1945, and serving until 1970. In 1972 he was elevated to the peerage as Lord Watkins and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Powys until 1978.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party, including minute books, financial and miscellaneous registers, correspondence, various papers and the papers of Lord Watkins, 1924-1985.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; financial and miscellaneous registers; correspondence and papers; miscellanea; and Lord Watkins papers.

Conditions governing access: For records less than 15 years old you have to get the written permission of the incumbent Secretary of the Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party. 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 is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were deposited at the Labour Party's office in Brecon in 1986 and then transferred to NLW.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Secretary of the Constituency Labour Party in 1986. Lord Watkins's personal papers were a donation by Lady Watkins in 1985.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Labour Party (Great Britain) | Brecon and Radnor Division | Records and correspondence
Watkins, Tudor, | 1903-1983 | Archives

Personal names
Freeman , Peter , 1888-1956
Jackson , William Frederick Jackson , 1893-1954 , Baron
Roderick , Caerwyn Eifion , 1927-
Watkins , Tudor , 1903-1983

Corporate names
Labour Party (Great Britain) | Brecon and Radnor Division

Places
Breconshire (Wales)
Powys (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)

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