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National Library of Wales
Ystwyth, Lord, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LOYSTWYTH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Lord Ystwyth Papers

Short Title: Ystwyth, Lord, papers

Creation date(s): 1895-1920

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Matthew Lewis Vaughan Davies, Lord Ystwyth

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Matthew Lewis Vaughan Davies, 1st Baron Ystwyth (1840-1935), from Tan-y-bwlch, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was Liberal MP for Cardiganshire, 1895-1920. Originally, he had held Conservative views, standing as the Tory candidate in 1885. His wife, Mary (d. 1926), who had a Liberal background, changed his attitude, and in 1892 he supported the Liberal candidate for Cardiganshire, before standing himself in 1895. His political career was undistinguished. He was created 1st Baron Ystwyth in 1921. He was involved in the formation of the Cardiganshire Battery, 2nd Welsh Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, in 1908.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Lord Ystwyth, 1895-1920, including Cardiganshire Liberal Association minutes of meetings, accounts, bills and receipts, and correspondence of Lord Ystwyth, 1907-1921; papers relating to the establishment and activities of the Cardiganshire Battery, 2nd Welsh Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 1897-1913; and tickets of admission to events in Aberystwyth, 1898-1904.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Cardiganshire Liberal Association; Cardiganshire Battery; and tickets of admission.

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 is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased by NLW, 1936-1937.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries; Lewis, W J, Born on a Perilous Rock: Aberystwyth Past and Present, (Cambrian News (Aberystwyth) Ltd, third edition, 1980).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cardiganshire Liberal Association | Archives
Ceredigion (Wales) | Politics and government
Davies, M. L. Vaughan | (Matthew Lewis Vaughan), | 1840-1935 | Archives
Great Britain. | Army. | Royal Field Artillery. | Cardiganshire Battery | Archives
Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names
Davies , M. L. Vaughan (Matthew Lewis Vaughan) , 1840-1935

Corporate names
Cardiganshire Liberal Association
Great Britain | Army. | Royal Field Artillery. | Cardiganshire Battery

Places
Aberystwyth (Wales)

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