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National Library of Wales

Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RHYSRIS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers

Short title: Hopkin Morris, Rhys, Sir, papers

Dates of creation: 1921-1940

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.081 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rhys Hopkin Morris

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris (1888-1956), politician, from Maesteg, Glamorgan, was Independent Liberal MP for Cardiganshire from 1923 until 1932, and Liberal MP for Carmarthenshire between 1945 and 1957. He studied philosophy at the University of North Wales, Bangor. In 1920 he was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, before joining the Oxford and South Wales Circuit. He took an anti-Lloyd George stand throughout his parliamentary career. He was considered a possible future leader for the Liberal Party in Wales at the beginning of the 1930s. In 1936, he became the first Regional Director of the BBC in Wales. He was a member of a Parliamentary Delegation to Tanganyika, 1928, and the UK Royal Commission on the Palestine Disturbances, 1929.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Papers of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, 1921-1940, comprising his diary, 1928, whilst a member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Tanganyika; material relating to the Parliamentary Commission on the Palestine Disturbances, 1921-1930; and duplicate typescript Daily Digests of foreign broadcasts prepared by the Monitoring Service of the BBC, 1939-1940. No material concerning the Liberal Party is included.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Tanganyika Delegation; Palestine Commission; Daily Digests of BBC Foreign Broadcasts.

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 schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the widow of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, Lady Hopkin Morris, Sidcup, in 1957.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Papers relating to his local party are held in NLW, Cardiganshire Liberal Association Papers. Photographs relating to the Palestine Commission are NLW Photograph Album 420, and three family paintings are NLW PB 03213-5.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used for the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris Papers.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Jewish-Arab relations

Morris, Rhys Hopkin, | Sir, | 1888-1956 | Archives

World War, 1939-1945 | Radio broadcasting and the war

Personal names

Morris, Rhys Hopkin, 1888-1956, Sir

Corporate names

BBC Active (Firm)

Great Britain | Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929

Places

Palestine

Tanganyika