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Dunsany Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DUNSANY

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Title: Dunsany Papers

Short title: Dunsany collection of Tregib and Gwynne-Hughes papers

Dates of creation: 1738-1917

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 24 items

Name of creator(s): Beatrice Gwynne-Hughes; Victoria Gwynne-Hughes; Gwynne-Hughes family of Tregib; Gwynne family of Tregib


Administrative and biographical history: During the 18th century, Tregib, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, was owned by the Gwynne family, later the Gwynne-Hughes family. Beatrice Henfrey married Major John William Gwynne-Hughes of Tregib in 1880. Their daughter, Victoria Gwynne-Hughes (died 1939), married Captain Henry Erasmus Philipps (1871-1938) of Picton Castle in 1909, becoming Lady Philipps when he succeeded to the baronetcy in 1928.


Scope and content: Scrapbooks relating mainly to the Llandeilo area and to Italy, 1871-1910; photographs relating to Carmarthen, [c. 1870]; letters, 1738, and genealogical and other papers relating to the Gwynne and Gwynne-Hughes families, 1785-1917; and an engraving of Edwinsford, 1776.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: scrapbooks; photographs; folder of loose documents; and engraving.

Conditions governing access: One scrapbook (No. 2) is unavailable.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by The Right Hon. Lady Dunsany, daughter of Lady Philipps, Dunsany Castle, County Meath, Ireland, 1982.



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Dunsany Papers; Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1997); Who Was Who (2003).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2003



Carmarthen (Wales) | Photographs

Gwynne family, | of Tregib | Archives

Gwynne-Hughes family, | of Tregib | Archives

Scrapbooks | Italy

Scrapbooks | Wales | Llandeilo

Personal names

Gwynne family, of Tregib

Gwynne-Hughes family, of Tregib

Gwynne-Hughes, Beatrice, alive 1880-1917

Gwynne-Hughes, Victoria Gladys Elizabeth, d. 1939

Corporate names

Tregyb Estate (Wales)