Reference code(s): GB 0210 JMLlOMAS
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: J. M. Lloyd Thomas Papers
Short title: Thomas, J. M. Lloyd, papers
Dates of creation: 1855-1955 (accumulated -1955)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator(s): J. M. Lloyd Thomas
Administrative and biographical history: The Rev. Joseph Morgan Lloyd Thomas (1868-1955), of Llanarth, Cardiganshire, was formerly minister of the Old Meeting Church, Birmingham, and member of the Society of Free Catholics. He edited The autobiography of Richard Baxter : being the Reliquiæ Baxterianæ abridged from the folio (1696) (London, 1925), and was the author of a number of articles and reviews. He was also a councillor for Llanarth.
Scope and content: Papers, 1855-1955 (accumulated -1955), of the Rev. J. M. Lloyd Thomas, including records relating to the Old Meeting Church, Birmingham, 1855-1932; correspondence, 1918-1955; minute books of the Society of Free Catholics, 1914-1928; material relating to Richard Baxter (1615-1691); notes on religious and philosophical topics; offprints, cuttings and pamphlets, 1902-1949, of articles, reviews and sermons by J. M. Lloyd Thomas and other authors, including the Dr Williams Annual Lectures, Carmarthen, 1937-1943, and histories of Unitarian churches in Islington and Loughborough, 1908-1918; and papers relating to his term as councillor for Llanarth.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: records relating to the Old Meeting Church, Birmingham; correspondence; minute books of the Society of Free Catholics; material relating to Richard Baxter; notes for Extra-Mural lectures on democracy; notes on religious and philosophical topics; offprints, cuttings and other printed copies of articles, reviews and sermons by J. M. Lloyd Thomas; pamphlets and offprints by various authors; papers relating to the administration of his mother's estate; and papers relating to J. M. Lloyd Thomas's term as councillor for Llanarth.
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 1982, p. 56, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by his daughters, Misses M. G. and A. N. Lloyd Thomas, Llanarth, in August 1955, and converted into a donation by Miss A. N. Lloyd Thomas, Richmond, London, in May 1982.
Related units of description: Additional items presented to J. M. Lloyd Thomas, namely an illuminated manuscript of the constitution of the Society of Free Catholics, signed by founder members of the Society at Flowery Field Church, Hyde, 1914-16; an illuminated service book for Holy Communion, 1912; and a service book for Holy Communion, 1924, are National Library of Wales, NLW MSS 21813-15. Printed books are also held at the National Library of Wales.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Records relating to the Old Meeting Church, Birmingham, accumulated by J. M. Lloyd Thomas, pre-date his birth.
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 1982.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2004