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by Nutmeg
26 Sep 2018, 11:31
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 37042

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 https://www.museum.ie/Country-Life/Contact-Us 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: 31142

Re: Agricultural and Horticultural seed measures

I am sure a museum would welcome these.
Have you tried the Garden Museum https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/
or perhaps the Museum of English Rural Life https://merl.reading.ac.uk/
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
Views: 42777

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: 57287

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: 27777

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...