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Conwy Archive Service
Dunphy and Sons records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CX1740

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Dunphy and Sons Records

Short Title: Dunphy and Sons records

Creation date(s): 1879-1956

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 52 items, 14 photographs

Name of creator(s): Dunphy and Sons


Administrative/Biographical history: Dunphy and Sons was a company owning grocery shops, bakeries and wine and spirit retails in Llandudno , Craig y Don, Conwy, Deganwy and Penmaenmawr (Caernarfonshire). The company was formed by Mrs Dunphy, who was succeeded in 1857 by her son, Stephen Dunphy, grocer, from Temple House, Mostyn Street, Llandudno. His wife was Catherine, nee Phillys, of Penrhyn Old Hall. They had four sons, Bernard, Richard, Arthur, and Jack. Bernard Dunphy joined the navy, serving on the HMS Conway 1897-1899, and died in 1915, on the auxiliary cruiser, Bayano. Richard and Arthur went into the grocery trade with their father. Jack became a vet and also fought in the Boer War in South Africa. Norah Dunphy, daughter of Richard Dunphy, worked for Tynemouth and North Shields Corporation as an architect. The business closed in 1972.


Scope and content/abstract: Licences and excise certificates, 1879-1906; Bernard Dunphy papers, 1897-1915; other miscellaneous papers, 1896-1939, and photographs [20th century].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: licences and excise certificates for Dunphy's grocery business; Bernard Dunphy papers; and miscellaneous papers and photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Conwy Archive Service.

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Conwy Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Deposited in Caernarfon Record Office 1972.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Caernarfon Record Office, by request of Dunphy family, 2002.


Related material: Photographs in this collection are Conwy Archive Service CP1194


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archive Service, Records of Dunphy and Sons.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003.

Dunphy and Sons | Records and correspondence
Retail trade | Wales | Llandudno

Personal names
Dunphy family , of Llandudno

Corporate names
Dunphy and Sons

Llandudno (Wales)

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