Councillor Cecilia Barton Papers

Scope and Content

The fonds comprises political papers accumulated by Councillor Mrs Cecilia Barton, Lampeter, including the minute book, 1952-1987, of the Lampeter and District Liberal Association; issues of the Campaign Bulletin, 1984-1888, of the Welsh Liberal Party; records, 1983-1888, of the Alliance Committee for Wales; correspondence and papers, 1986-1997, of the Ceredigion and Pembroke North (later the Ceredigion) Liberal Democrat Association; papers, 1988-1990, concerning the foundation and the early development of the Welsh Social and Liberal Democrats; and papers, 1998-1999, relating to the selection of the Liberal Democrat list candidates for the Mid and West Wales region in the First National Assembly elections in May 1999.

Administrative / Biographical History

Councillor Mrs Cecilia Barton of Lampeter has been for many years a prominent activist within the Liberal, later the Liberal Democrat, Party in Wales. She has served for many years as a member of the Lampeter Town Council and is also a former district councillor.

Arrangement

Arranged at NLW into six groups: Lampeter and District Liberal Association records; Welsh Liberal Party records; Alliance Committee for Wales papers; Ceredigion and Pembroke North (later the Ceredigion) Liberal Democrat Association records; Welsh Social and Liberal Democrat papers; and the 1999 National Assembly election papers.

Access Information

Papers deriving from the selection process in 1998 for list candidates (Mid and West region) for the first Assembly Election in 1999 (group E) are not available to the public for 20 years (1 January 2020) without the written permission of Mrs Cecilia Barton. Alliance Committee papers (group A) are not available to the public until 1 January 2013 without the written permission of Mrs Cecilia Barton. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Councillor Cecilia Barton, Llanbedr Pont Steffan per Mr Gwyn Griffiths, June 1999, and per Mr Ian Barton, November 2002.; A1999/61, 0199901486

Note

Councillor Mrs Cecilia Barton of Lampeter has been for many years a prominent activist within the Liberal, later the Liberal Democrat, Party in Wales. She has served for many years as a member of the Lampeter Town Council and is also a former district councillor.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.

Archivist's Note

December 2002

Compiled by J. Graham Jones.

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Information received by telephone from Mrs Cecilia Barton, 24 April 2003; papers within the NLW, Cecilia Barton Papers.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal laws of copyright apply

Appraisal Information

Action: All papers donated to NLW have been retained..

Accruals

Additional papers are expected.

Related Material

For related material see group level descriptions.

Additional Information

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