Lloyd George Museum Archives

Scope and Content

Records collected by the Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy, 1835-1976, including freedoms conferred on David Lloyd George, 1903-1932; addresses presented to David Lloyd George, 1921-1940; letters, 1917-1933; miscellaneous papers of David Lloyd George, 1914-1940; papers relating to the Llanfrothen Burial Case, 1888-1889; cartoons of David Lloyd George, 1906-1965; newspaper cuttings, 1875-1976; correspondence of Countess Lloyd George and Ann Parry, 1945-1963; correspondence relating to Freedoms of David Lloyd George, 1946-1947; papers relating to the proposed Lloyd George Memorial College, 1946-1961; papers relating to the Lloyd George Museum opening, 1960-1961; visitors books, 1947-1974; miscellaneous papers, 1835-1963; and photographs, [c. 1880]-1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire, displays a collection of items relating to David Lloyd George. The museum, which opened in 1960, includes Lloyd George's former home at Highgate, where he lived between 1864-1880. David Lloyd George (1863-1945), 1st Earl Lloyd-George, was born in Manchester, England, in 1863. Following his father's death, his mother moved with the children to Llanystumdwy, to live with her brother, Richard Lloyd (1834-1917). Lloyd George became a solicitor in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, involved in the Llanfrothen Burial case concerning Nonconformist burial rights, and in 1890, he became Liberal MP for Caernarfon Boroughs. In 1916, he became Prime Minister, a post he held until 1922. David Lloyd George was a reformer and an architect of social welfare programmes. He remained a member of the House of Commons until 1945, and was ennobled as Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor shortly before his death.


Arranged by deposit into two groups: Group One consists of freedoms of David Lloyd George, addresses presented to David Lloyd George, letters written by David Lloyd George, election pin buttons, papers relating to the Llanfrothen Burial Case, cartoons of David Lloyd George, newspaper cuttings, correspondence, papers relating to proposed Lloyd George Memorial College, Papers relating to the opening of the new Lloyd George Museum 1960 and compilation of souvenir booklet, catalogues of the Lloyd George Museum, plans of the Lloyd George Museum, miscellaneous, and photographs; and Group Two consists of visitors books, miscellaneous, and photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Archifau Amgueddfa Lloyd George/ Lloyd George Museum Archives, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); Lloyd George Museum Homepage (http://hen.gwynedd.gov.uk/adrannau/addysg/amgueddfeydd/english/lloyd_george.htm) viewed 29 July 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Corporate Names

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