Field notebook

manuscript notebook

Manuscript, with entries overwritten multiple times in multiple hands, records farms and parcels of land between Bradford and Harrogate, now in West Yorkshire, relating at least in part to lands owned by Francis Lindley Wood, 2nd baronet (1771-1846). It opens with an alphabetical list of tenants’ names, then follows with a series of sketches of the corresponding farms and fields, with annotations and owner’s names. Among the thirty small plans and illustrations, most of which depict unidentified farming settlements, is a colored sketch of the country house and estate of Bolling (or Bowling) Hall, with the owner John Sturges’s name written beside it. At the end of the book are ten further pages of farming notes, including treatment for cattle, the last dated 1859.

  • Title: Field notebook : manuscript.
  • Production: Yorkshire, England, 1816-1859.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss vol. 263

Acquired June 2021

General view of the agriculture of Cheshire

printed title page

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873, author.
  • Title: General view of the agriculture of Cheshire : with observations drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement / by Henry Holland.
  • Publication: London : Printed for R. Phillips, Bridge-Street; sold by Faulder and Son, [and 12 others], 1808.
  • Manufacture: [London] : T. Gillet, printer, Wild-court.

Catalog Record


Acquired September 2021

The British farmer’s cyclopaedia

  • Author: Potts, Thomas, 1778-1842.
  • Title: The British farmer’s cyclopaedia, or, Complete agricultural dictionary … / Embellished with forty-two engravings.
  • Publication: London : Printed by W. Flint for Scatcherd and Letterman, Ave-maria-Lane, and M. Jones, No. 1 Paternoster-Row, 1807.

Catalog Record

69 807 P871

Acquired June 2020


De re rustica, or, The repository for select papers

title page

  • Title: De re rustica, or, The repository for select papers on agriculture, arts, and manufactures.
  • Publication: London : Printed for R. Davis, in Piccadilly, and L. Davis, near Gray’s Inn Gate, Holburn, MDCCLXIX-MDCCLXX [1769-1770]

Catalog Record 

61 D278

Acquired October 2019