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National Library of Wales
Dynevor, Lord (8th Baron), papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LORDDYN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Lord Dynevor (8th Baron) Papers

Short Title: Dynevor, Lord (8th Baron), papers

Creation date(s): 1914-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.019 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Charles Arthur Uryan Rhys, 8th Baron Dynevor (1899-1962)


Administrative/Biographical history: Charles Arthur Uryan Rhys (1899-1962), 8th Baron Dynevor, was the son of the seventh baron who succeeded to the title in 1956. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was a captain in the Grenadier Guards during the years 1918-1920 and 1939-1945. He served in North Russia in 1919. He was the Conservative MP for the Romford division of Essex, 1923-1929, and for the Guildford division of Surrey, 1931-1935. He also served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Stanley Baldwin, the Conservative Prime Minister, from 1927 until 1929. He also stood unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate for North Islington in the 1945 general election. He was the chairman of the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association, 1948-1960, and served as its president in 1962.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection comprises: papers relating to Lord Dynevor's military career, including correspondence and papers relating to his military service in North Russia in 1919; diary accounts, 1922-1926, including accounts of his travels in North America and West Africa; papers, 1923-1947, concerning his political career, including seventeen letters, 1928-1947, from Stanley Baldwin to Lord Dynevor, and daily letters, 1928-1929, from Baldwin to King George V, and election addresses and leaflets; family letters, 1914-1941, and an incomplete autobiographical account by Lord Dynevor.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: military papers; diaries; political papers; family papers.

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 at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 20-21. The catalogue can also be accessed 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 to the Library by his son Lord Dynevor, Penybanc, Cilsane, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, in December 1999.


Related material: The library also holds the papers of Richard Charles Uryan Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (born 1935), donated at the same time, and the Dynevor estate archive.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, list of the Lord Dynevor (8th Baron) Papers, NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 20-21; Who Was Who, 1961-1970 (London, 1972).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2006

Conservative Party (Great Britain) | Archives
Dynevor, Charles Arthur Uryan Rhys, | Baron, | 1899-1962 | Archives
Politicians | Great Britain | Archives
South Africa | Description and travel
West Africa | Description and travel

Personal names
Baldwin , Stanley Baldwin, , 1867-1947 , Earl
Dynevor , Charles Arthur Uryan Rhys , 1899-1962 , Baron

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