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Davies, Ithel, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ITHDAVIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ithel Davies Papers

Short Title: Davies, Ithel, papers

Creation date(s): 1884-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Ithel Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Ithel Davies (1894-1989) from Aberystwyth was a barrister and political activist. He was imprisoned as a conscientious objector during the First World War. In the 1935 general election he was the Labour candidate for the University of Wales seat. Ithel Davies was part of Mudiad Gweriniaethol Cymru, the Welsh Republican Movement, established in September 1949 as a result of a split at the Plaid Cymru conference of that year, and stood as the movement's candidate for the Ogmore seat in the 1950 general election.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Ithel Davies, 1884-1983, relating mainly to his imprisonment as a conscientious objector, 1916-1919; and personal papers, 1884-1983, including poetry and prose.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; poetry; prose; and miscellaneous.

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 NLW, Minor lists and summaries 1990, pp. 14-16. 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 Mr Baldwyn ab Ithel Davies, Guilsfield, in 1989.



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 1990; Ymgyrchu website (, viewed 10 May 2003; Gathering the Jewels website (, viewed 10 May 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Conscientious objectors | Wales
Davies, Ithel, | Archives
World War, 1914-1918 | Conscientious objectors | Wales
World War, 1939-1945 | Conscientious objectors | Wales

Personal names
Davies , Ithel

Corporate names
Welsh Republican Movement


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