Reference code(s): GB 0210 ITHDAVIES
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Ithel Davies Papers
Short title: Davies, Ithel, papers
Dates of creation: 1884-1983
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Ithel Davies
Administrative and 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: 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.
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
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 (www.llgc.org.uk), viewed 10 May 2003; Gathering the Jewels website (www.gtj.org.uk), viewed 10 May 2003.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: May 2003