D H Mills Papers

Scope and Content

The archive includes a group of papers relating to Mills' involvement with the League of Nations, including invitations to, and programmes of events; souvenirs and newspaper cuttings, along with personal correspondence, including a letter from Lord Grey of Fallodan, and a small group of papers relating to his periods of military service.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Handel Mills was born in Wales in 1891. During the First World War he served with the South Wales Borderers. A former Personal Private Secretary to the then Foreign Secretary Viscount Grey of Fallodan, Mills was deeply involved with the League of Nations. He held the post of Secretary to the League of Nations Association of Great Britain, and to the Industrial Advisory Committee of the League of Nations. On leaving the League of Nations, he joined the Royal Air Force, and held the rank of Squadron Leader during the Second World War. Mills also maintained his links with Wales through his involvement with the building of the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. He retired in 1953, and died during the 1970s.

Access Information

The papers may be consulted through application by e-mail to: archives@aber.ac.uk or by post to: Aberystwyth University, Archives, Information Services, Llandinam Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DB. Tel: 01970 628593.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1978 by D H Mills' sister-in-law, Margaret Caradoc Mills.


Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist, with reference to the D H Mills Papers, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Other Finding Aids

Basic finding aid available on request from Archives staff.

Related Material

A selection of Mills' books were also donated to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, of which many were inscribed by their authors.

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