ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

National Library of Wales
Pride, W. Emrys, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WEMRYS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: W. Emrys Pride Papers

Short Title: Pride, W. Emrys, papers

Creation date(s): 1936-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): W Emrys Pride


Administrative/Biographical history: W. Emrys Pride (1904- ), civil servant, Labour councillor and historian. He was born in Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan, the son of Edward M. Pride, head teacher of Duffryn School, Ferndale. Emrys received his education at Porth County School and Imperial College of Science and Technology (London University). He married Winifred Eluned Williams, daughter of Thomas Williams, of Pantsteddfa Farm, Ystrad Rhondda. He became Inspector of Factories (Home Office) for Plymouth, Devon, and then Swansea, Glamorgan, eventually rising to Principal at the Home Office and Cabinet Secretariat (Key Points Section). He retired from the civil service in 1978. He was Labour Ccouncillor for the City of Cardiff until 1976, and also wrote and lectured on economic history, publishing Tinman's progress (1966), Carrying coals to Whitehall (1974), Rhondda my valley brave (1975), Why Lloyd George met Hitler (1981) and Pride in Britain's high-tech progress (1985), as well as numerous articles on government policy and history.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of W. Emrys Pride, 1936-1987, comprising correspondence and other papers relating to devolution and economic policy, 1969-1978; papers relating to his work as a civil servant, mainly on economic topics, 1940-1978; research papers for his publications, including 'Tinman's progress' (1966), 'Rhondda my valley brave' (1975), 'Why Lloyd George met Hitler' (1981), and 'Pride in Britain's High-Tech Progress' (1985), 1966-1985; personal papers and miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1977; financial papers, 1949-1977; and offprints and typescripts of articles and booklets, 1949-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; career; research notes and publications; personal papers; miscellanea; and offprints and typescripts of articles and booklets.

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 in 'Minor Lists and Summaries', 1987, p. 92, and 1988, p. 57, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Part purchased from David Harbourne, 44 Bishops Walk, Llandaff, Cardiff, in September 1986; part donated by Mr Pride of Harlow Lodge, 28 Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, in August 1987.



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); NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished), Vol. XXII.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Economics | Wales | History | Research
Iron industry and trade | Wales, South
Pride, Emrys, | 1904- | Archives

Personal names
Pride , Emrys , 1904-

Corporate names

Rhondda Cynon Taff (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details