Dunsany Papers

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.

Administrative / 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.


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

Conditions Governing Access

One scrapbook (No. 2) is unavailable.

Acquisition Information

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


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).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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