Scope and Content

Records mainly relating to the Darby family of Brymbo, 1789-1939, including commonplace book of W. H. Darby, 1831-1877; commonplace book of Maria Darby, 1789-1859; and H. W. Bradley, correspondence files, 1930-1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Darby family of Brymbo, Denbighshire, originated in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. W. H. Darby (fl. 1831-1877) was an ironmaster, and involved in the growing iron industry around Brymbo during the 19th century. He was also part of the Temperance movement. H. W. Bradley, bookseller, of Hawarden, Flintshire, was active in the 1930s.


Arranged into the following: W.H. Darby MSS; H. W. Badley MSS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by T. Lloyd Roberts, Caerwys, Clwyd, 1974.


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A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


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