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by Nutmeg
25 May 2019, 22:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 50449

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

A few refs on the website Dukesfield Documents which are still being transcribed. Letter dated 1794 from John Erasmus Blackett to Joseph Dickinson recommends recipe to make bread for the poor mixing rye flour with potatoes.
by Nutmeg
10 May 2019, 10:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Agriculture tool Identification ?
Replies: 2
Views: 16469

Re: Agriculture tool Identification ?

Looking at this photo at v large magnification, the dark line, which I assume is the 'handle' you mention (just above his hand and sticking down and out to the left) is actually behind the rake, so nothing to do with it. Or am I mistaken about what you meant?
by Nutmeg
01 May 2019, 09:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Scotch Kilows
Replies: 2
Views: 10260

Re: Scotch Kilows

It's usually spelt kyloe Scottish National Dictionary entry KYLOE, n. Also kiloe (s.Sc. 1772 Edb. Ev. Courant (13 May)), -ey, kylie, keilie (Rxb. 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 1), k(e)yley, cayley (Rxb. 1768 Session Papers, Buccleugh v. Turnbull (10 March) 17). Al...
by Nutmeg
06 Feb 2019, 17:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Durham Agricultural Society
Replies: 4
Views: 40588

Re: Durham Agricultural Society

My earlier reply now seems to have disappeared, so to repeat and add to it, as it is more detailed than the reply you had from Beamish (and which quotes no evidence/sources). As you can see these early meetings were held in Durham not Darlington and the first show seems to have been held in 1838 not...
by Nutmeg
22 Nov 2018, 12:38
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 13696

Re: 'The best idea we ever had'

Originally published as: Wallace Stegner, "The Best Idea We Ever Had," Wilderness 46 (Spring 1983): 4. also reprinted in: Stegner, Wallace Earle, Marking the sparrow's fall : Wallace Stegner's American West New York: H. Holt, 1998, p.135-142. Latter can be read online/downloaded free at https://arch...
by Nutmeg
12 Oct 2018, 19:20
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials
Replies: 2
Views: 10980

Re: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

A couple more:

Historic England have a stone listed at Willoughbridge, Newcastle under Lyme, see ... ry/1205676

Murrain stone at Norton in Hales, Shropshire ... rain-Stone
by Nutmeg
29 Sep 2018, 09:55
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Lead artifact. Can anybody identify it?
Replies: 1
Views: 9863

Re: Lead artifact. Can anybody identify it?

The suggestion that it is a watering can rose is probably correct. Watering cans of 17th and 18th century could have been made of lead. Suggest you contact the Garden Museum for more info
by Nutmeg
26 Sep 2018, 12:12
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections
Replies: 8
Views: 30862

Re: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections

I presume from this enquiry that you are hoping to build on: Margaret Maddison, The Callenders, Eighteenth-century Northern Nurserymen and Seeds Men , Garden History, Volume 33: 2 Winter 2005. There are apparently few surviving detailed records of nurserymen and seedsmen of the 18C. Those of Hewitt ...
by Nutmeg
26 Sep 2018, 11:31
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 26622

Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Have not come across this term in vernacular architecture in England - may I suggest contacting National Museum of Ireland Alternative suggestion which you may already have thought of; are you sure it is not back house? This is a term commonly used in ve...
by Nutmeg
26 Sep 2018, 11:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Agricultural and Horticultural seed measures
Replies: 4
Views: 23166

Re: Agricultural and Horticultural seed measures

I am sure a museum would welcome these.
Have you tried the Garden Museum
or perhaps the Museum of English Rural Life