Archifdy Ceredigion Archives

Acc. 3558

Ref: MUS/450

Reference: [GB 0212] MUS/450
Level: Fonds
Extent: 8 items
Scope and content: Material assembled by Mr R.G. Swinson of Goginan, concerning statues and statuettes of Edward VIII as Prince of Wales, prompted by agitation in the press for statues of Edward VIII that had made no mention of the Aberystwyth example.

Press cuttings and copies of same, from the Observer and Church Times concerning statues and statuettes of Edward VIII
c. 1984

Correspondence concerning statues and statuettes of Edward VIII, with: Royal Archives; Ceredigion District Council; City of Sheffield Department of Arts; Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers; writers for the Church Times and Observer; The New Octavians.

Photocopies supplied by the Librarian, Windsor Castle, of 1929 correspondence from Mario Rutelli, Studio-Roma, concerning statue of Prince of Wales as chancellor of the University College, which had been commissioned on the occasion of the placing of the Aberystwyth War Memorial in 1923

Enlarged print, 'Statue of Prince of Wales for University Square, Aberystwyth', supplied by Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, with Compliments slip from Registrar
17 January 1986

Enlarged print, statuette of Edward VIII in golfing costume from Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers

Enlarged print, statuette of Edward VIII in tennis costume from Sheffield City Fine Art Gallery

21 photographic prints and 23 negatives, including two comprising panorama of Criccieth, otherwise Aberystwyth, in particular its statues: Edward VIII as Prince of Wales
Label on reverse, 'Mr and Mrs R.G. Swinson, Blaen Brwyno, Goginan'
Later 1980s

Softback booklet, The Story of King Edward VIII told in pictures reproduced from authentic photographs of incidents in the life of H.M. the King. Sankey, Hudson & Co., Manchester. Includes the abdication speech.
[NB. This item from a different, anonymous, source than items 1-7]

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