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Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MONTLA

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Records

Short Title: Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Records

Creation date(s): 1895-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.424 cubic metres (41 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire Liberal Association


Administrative/Biographical history: The Montgomeryshire Liberal Association was formed in the late nineteenth century with the purpose of co-ordinating the political activities of the Liberal party and its successor bodies, the Social and Liberal Democratic Party and the Liberal Democratic Party, in the Montgomeryshire constituency.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute books, 1895-1971, of the Llandysilio Liberal Association, 1895-1909 and Montgomeryshire Liberal Association, 1920-1970; financial records; 1934-1989; administrative correspondence and papers, 1961-1984; files relating to the Liberal campaign in Montgomeryshire in the parliamentary elections, 1955-1983; constituency papers of Clement Davies, 1945-1962, and Emlyn Hooson, 1967-1979; press cuttings, 1962-1987; bound electoral registers for the parliamentary constituency of Montgomery, 1953-1983; papers relating to the Welsh Liberal Party, 1973-1979, the Montgomery in Europe Group, 1975, Young Liberals, 1970-1980, Liberal Party organization, 1977-1983, Supper Clubs, 1980-1983, Montgomeryshire Liberal Association Annual General Meetings, 1980-1985, Liberal Party Annual Conferences, 1980-1985, and the Welsh Campaign for Fair Votes, 1983-1984; printed materials, 1959-1987; Liberal party materials, 1963-1985; typescript draft policy statements, 1972-1974; Newsletters of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Association, 1978-1984; Association of Liberal Councillors, 1979-1984, and Focus, 1980-1982.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: minute books; financial records; correspondence and papers : administrative; correspondence and papers :specific subjects; parliamentary elections; Clement Davies; Emlyn Hooson; printed material; scrapbooks; electoral registers; financial records.

Conditions governing access: Restricted 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 in 'Minor Lists and Summaries 1988' at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Association, 3 Park Street, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Powys, per the Secretary Organiser, between 1988 and 1991.


Related material: Further papers of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Association are NLW, Clement Davies Papers C/3; and NLW, Glansevern 8109-21. Other material relating to Liberal party activities in Montgomeryshire is in NLW, Lord Hooson Papers; NLW, Stuart Rendel Papers; NLW, Welsh Liberal Party Papers; and NLW, Mary Garbett Edwards Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries (1988); Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats at ( and ( 08 May 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Davies, Clement, | 1884-1962
Deeds | Wales | Shirenewton
Elections | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Hooson, Emlyn | 1925- | Archives
Liberal Party (Great Britain) | Archives
Llandysilio Liberal Association | Archives
Montgomeryshire (Wales) | Politics and government
Montgomeryshire Liberal Association | Archives
Welsh Campaign for Fair Votes | Records and correspondence
Young Liberals | Records and Correspondence

Personal names
Davies , Clement , 1884-1962
Hooson , Emlyn , 1925-

Corporate names
Liberal Party (Great Britain)
Montgomery County Liberal Association

Llandysilio (Powys, Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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