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D.J. Williams

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNB/PP/60

Held at: Swansea University

Title: D.J. Williams

Short Title: D.J. Williams

Creation date(s): 1926-1964

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 envelope

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Administrative/Biographical history: David James Williams was born in 1897 and was the son of a miner. He was educated at Elementary School and Central Labour College, London. He was a coal miner and a checkweigher and later was a member of the Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation (SWMF) and of the Pontardawe Rural District Council 1931-1945. D.J. Williams was Labour Member of Parliament for the Neath division of Glamorganshire from 1945 until his retirement in 1964. He died in 1972.


Scope and content/abstract: General Strike bulletins issued by the Scottish Trade Union Congress and the Dunfermline Trades and Labour Council 1926; Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen collieries price list 1929; Pontardawe Rural District Council Yearbook 1939; personal ephemera including pocket diary, list of rose trees and correspondence concerning D.J. Williams' retirement 1959-1964.


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Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Conditions governing reproduction: A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details.
No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Finding aids: A hard copy list is available in the searchroom.

Language codes: eng wel


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Related material: This is a second deposit. See GB 0217 SWCC : MNA/PP/127. A third deposit can be found at GB 0217 SWCC : MNC/PP/30.


Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales, South
Local government | Wales, South
Personal archives | Wales | Neath Port Talbot
Strikes and lockouts | Great Britain
Trades unions | Scotland

Personal names
Williams , David James , b. 1897

Corporate names
Dunfermline Trades and Labour Council
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Collieries
Pontardawe (Wales) | Rural District Council
Scottish Trades Union Congress

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen (Wales)
Pontardawe (Wales : town)

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