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Thomas, D. Emlyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DEMMAS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: D. Emlyn Thomas Papers

Short Title: Thomas, D. Emlyn, papers

Creation date(s): 1936-1954

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.135 cubic metres (15 boxes)

Name of creator(s): D. Emlyn Thomas


Administrative/Biographical history: D. Emlyn Thomas (1892-1954) born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, was a Labour Member of Parliament for the Aberdare division, Glamorgan, between 1946 and 1954. He was also a trade unionist. After attending evening classes in mining and mine surveying he became a qualified engineer. He was elected the miner's agent of the Merthyr and Aberdare valleys of the South Wales area executive of the National Union of Miners (NUM) and became an authority on workmen's compensation. He was a Sunday school teacher at Ebenezer Independent chapel, Trecynon, Aberdare. He was married and had three children.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of D. Emlyn Thomas, 1936-1954, mainly constituency correspondence, 1946-1954, as Labour Member of Parliament for the Aberdare division of Glamorganshire; and pocket diaries, 1937-1954, containing brief notes of appointments and other comments.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: constituency correspondence; and miscellanea (1988 donation); correspondence; pocket diaries; and miscellanea (1990 donation).

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 1989, pp.86-87, and 1991, pp.77-78, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his daughter, Mrs Margaret Morris, Aberdare, 1988 and 1990.



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 1989 and 1991; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); and Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r Ganrif, Welsh Elections, 1885-1997 (Talybont, 1999).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Labour movement | Wales, South
Politicians | Wales | Archives
Thomas, D. Emlyn | (David Emlyn), | 1892-1954 | Archives

Personal names
Thomas , D. Emlyn (David Emlyn) , 1892-1954

Corporate names
Labour Party (Great Britain) | Aberdare division

Aberdare (Wales)

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