Gronow Family of Cardiff, Papers

Scope and Content

Gronow Family of Cardiff papers comprising volumes and papers relating to the families of Gronow and Short of Cardiff and Boyles Shoe Shop, Cardiff, 1870-1974. Papers mainly relate to Enoch Gronow and Margaret A Short (née Gronow).

Administrative / Biographical History

Enoch Gronow (1858-1941) was the South Wales agent for Renton & Fisher Ltd and an Associate Member of the Institution of British Engineers. The family owned several properties in Cardiff, namely in Clive Road, Albert Street, Wellington Street and Corporation Road.

Margaret A Short (née Gronow), Enoch Gronow's daughter, was born c. 1889. She married Frank A Short in 1918. Following Enoch's death in 1941, Mrs Short was responsible for maintaining the family's property and collecting rent from their tenants. Mrs Short died in 1979.


Gronow Family of Cardiff papers arranged by item

Access Information

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2002 and 2019.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

2002 deposit: all records offered have been accepted and listed. 2019 deposit: all records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.


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