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.
LWL Mss vol. 263
Acquired June 2021