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Harries, Edgar P., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EDGIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Edgar P. Harries Papers

Short Title: Harries, Edgar P., papers

Creation date(s): 1839, [1916]-1963 (accumulated [1916]-1963)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.023 cubic metres (2 boxes, 1 folder)

Name of creator(s): Edgar P. Harries


Administrative/Biographical history: Edgar Phillips (EP) Harries, CBE, (1888-1963), was Secretary of the Organisation Department of the TUC (Trades Union Congress) between 1932 and 1948, and First Secretary of the Pembrokeshire County Labour Party. He was born in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, the son of Thomas Henry Harries. He began a shipwright's apprenticeship in 1903 and became involved in the establishment of the Pembrokeshire County Labour Party, eventually becoming its President. In 1929, he began working for the TUC in London. During the Second World War and the years immediately following, he concentrated on the problems of manpower and production. He received a CBE in 1948, the same year that he retired from the TUC. He was married to Rose and had four children.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal papers of Edgar P. Harris, CBE, [c. 1916]-1963, comprising letters, press cuttings, obituaries, certificates, grant of CBE, a diary for 1960, articles by him, and a copy of an unpublished biography of Edgar P. Harries entitled 'A Pembrokeshire Pioneer' written by his son.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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 1986, p. 42, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

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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 P. E. Harries, son of Edgar P. Harries, Pembroke, 1986 and 2000.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records acquired by Edgar P. Harries pre-date his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1986; Harries, P. E., 'Edgar Phillips Harries C.B.E. (Better known as EP): Some aspects of his life', Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, 4 (1990-1991).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Harries, E. P. | Archives
Trades union members | Wales | Pembrokeshire

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Harries , E. P.

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