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Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GPDAVS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers

Short Title: Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers

Creation date(s): 1901-2012

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 large box and 4 small boxes; 0.065 cubic metres.

Name of creator(s): Lord Prys-Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Lord Prys-Davies is a Labour politician. He stood as the Labour candidate in the Carmarthen by-election in 1966, and then served as chairman of the Welsh Hospitals Board, Special Adviser to Secretary of State for Wales (1974-1978) and as a member of the House of Lords (1982-2015). A passionate supporter of devolution for Wales and the Welsh Language he campaigned on both these subjects throught his political career.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises Gwilym Prys-Davies' political papers (1954-2008) including letters, articles, minutes and reports, as well as subject files (1912-2012) and letters between Harri Webb and John Legona and some papers relating to William Abraham (Mabon). The papers relate mainly to devolution, Welsh language legislation, language rights and contain files relating to the Welsh Republican Movement and civil rights group Cefn.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:


Accruals: Accurals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers were created and collectd by Lord Prys-Davies during the course of his political career.

Immediate source of acquisition: Papers donated to the National Library of Wales in December 2015 by Mrs Elin Prys-Connor.



Note: Title supplied by cataloguer.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Robert Phillips. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: material in the Gwilym Prys-Davies papers, Who's Who.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2016

Devolution | Wales
Wales | Politics and government | 20th century
Welsh language | Government policy | Wales

Personal names
Legonna , John
Prys-Davies , Gwilym Prys Davies , 1923- , Baron
Webb , Harri , 1920-

Corporate names
Welsh Hospital Board
Welsh Republican Movement


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