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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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