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by Nutmeg
15 Sep 2018, 10:24
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections
Replies: 8
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Re: Nurserymen & Seedsmen of c.1750 to 1850 England viz Newcastle to London connections

I presume from this that you have seen Margaret Maddison, The Callenders, Eighteenth-Century Northern Nurserymen and Seedsmen, Garden History, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Autumn, 2005), pp. 210-224. The records of Hewitt & Smith mentioned in the above are a unique set of London wholesale nurserymen's accounts :...
by Nutmeg
08 Sep 2018, 11:07
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 43080

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

A reference which does not seem to be found when searching British Newspaper Archive for potato: Newcastle Courant 10/8/1765 page 2 column 2 - re increasing growth of potatoes around Newcastle. Mentions that it is 'a seasonable relief to the poor at all times; but more especially so, when bread corn...
by Nutmeg
07 Sep 2018, 23:35
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Earliest Provincial Agricultural Society
Replies: 1
Views: 25706

Re: Earliest Provincial Agricultural Society

It is quite early as it seems that the Durham society was formed in 1783.( But many societies seem to have been in existence by the 1760s at least, according to newspaper reports.) A notice in the Newcastle Courant of Saturday 13 September 1783, p.2 appears to record the first meeting on 30 August 1...