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Flintshire Record Office
Darby, W. H., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/391

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: W. H. Darby MSS

Short Title: Darby, W. H., papers

Creation date(s): 1789-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (3 items)

Name of creator(s): W. H. Darby; Maria Darby; H. W. Badley


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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

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

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of W. H. Darby MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Darby family, | of Brymbo | Archives
Iron industry and trade | Wales | Brymbo

Personal names
Darby , W. H.
Darby family , of Brymbo

Corporate names

Brymbo (Wrexham, Wales)

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