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Edwards, Mary Garbett, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MARRDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Mary Garbett Edwards Papers

Short Title: Edwards, Mary Garbett, papers

Creation date(s): [1890]-1983 (accumulated [mid 20th century]-1983)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (6 boxes, 2 folders, 1 picture)

Name of creator(s): Mary Garbett Edwards (1893-1986)


Administrative/Biographical history: Mrs Mary Garbett Edwards, OBE (1893-1986), was a Liberal Party agent in Montgomeryshire, and a prominent public servant. She was the election agent for Clement Davies (1884-1962), Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, and Emlyn Hooson (b. 1962), Liberal MP (now Lord Hooson). She was chairman of Montgomeryshire County Council Education Committee, and vice-chairman of the Council in 1973. She occasionally contributed to radio programmes. Her husband, Garbett Edwards (died 1942), was chief financial secretary to Lord Davies of Llandinam. Their son, D. Peter Garbett-Edwards, was Secretary of the Mid-Wales Industrial Development Association, 1957-1977.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Mary Garbett Edwards, including scrapbooks containing family photographs and letters, [1890]-1973; Montgomeryshire Liberal Party, General Purposes Committee, minute book, 1950-1959; letters, 1929-1983; journals of visits to North America, 1936-1949; notebooks and notes for speeches, [20th century]; radio scripts and related material, 1943-1963; papers relating to Garbett Edwards, including eisteddfod essays and other papers, 1897-[1930s], journal of Canadian visits, 1936-1939, and publications and annual reports of the Mid Wales Industrial Development Association, 1957-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Mary Garbett Edwards; Garbett Edwards; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp. 32-34, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Peter Garbett-Edwards, Llandinam, Powys, 1987.


Related material: Tape recordings of reminiscences by Mrs Garbett Edwards are held by the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales at the National Library of Wales (ref CM1562-4). Photographs are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections (ref NLW Photograph Alb. 624). Further records of the Mid-Wales Industrial Development Association are National Library of Wales, D. P. Garbett-Edwards Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some material relating to Peter Garbett-Edwards.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; NLW, Index to Welsh Obituaries, 1986.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003; amended July 2005

Canada | Description and travel
Edwards, Garbett | Archives
Edwards, Mary Garbett, | 1893-1986 | Archives
Montgomeryshire Liberal Association | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Powys
Radio scripts
United States | Description and travel

Personal names
Edwards , Garbett
Edwards , Mary Garbett , 1893-1986
Garbett-Edwards , D. P. (David Peter) , 1925-

Corporate names
Mid-Wales Industrial Development Association
Montgomeryshire (Wales) | County Council
Montgomeryshire Liberal Party

Llandinam (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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