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by Alan Wadsworth
12 Oct 2018, 18:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Re: Murrain

Hi Tony, I will email you offline about the diaries, Regards, Alan Hi Alan, Greenwood beat me to the post by about an hour lol. I was fascinated to see that your reference was to a farming diary from Wiltshire albeit in 1830. I am currently researching the 1865-7 Cattle Plague and farming diaries wi...
by Alan Wadsworth
12 Oct 2018, 18:10
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Re: Murrain

Dear Richard,

Thank you - yes, I do have a BNO subscription and from that and the diary, I would agree that there was something very virulent going round. However, references to murrain seem to end in August 1831.

Best wishes, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Oct 2018, 15:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Re: Murrain

Thanks Greenwood,

The source was a diary of a farmer in Wiltshire - I suspect that if an animal died of anything which they couldn't identify, then it was clearly the murrain that had killed them!
by Alan Wadsworth
30 Aug 2018, 14:57
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Re: Murrain

Thanks Carole,

I am aware that murrain is often referred to as rinderpest or cattle plague, but you are suggesting that this is 1865-87, whereas I have a reference to Murrain dated 1830 ...

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
02 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Model Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 19478

Re: Model Farms

You might also like to look at: (1) The English Model Farm: Building the Agricultural ideal, 1700-1914 by Susanna Wade Martins (2) J Bailey Denton's book The Farm Homesteads of England - this is available on Google Books at https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Farm_Homesteads_of_England.html?i...
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Jun 2018, 16:04
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Re: Murrain

5 May 1830
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Jun 2018, 08:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 33201

Murrain

I am looking for an academically-respectable reference for the definition of "murrain" - something other than Wikipedia!

Thanks, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
14 Feb 2018, 16:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 40075

Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Hi Bob, Thanks for this. Sounds as though it is a simpler version of the more conventional swathe board and swathe stick that you would find at the end of the bar on most cutter-bar mowers. These usually are connected with a sprung bolt to the outer shoe, which is basically a beefed-up version of th...
by Alan Wadsworth
31 Jan 2018, 12:58
Forum: LibRAL
Topic: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton
Replies: 2
Views: 24014

Re: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton

Hi Sarah,

I assume that you have found this - https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Thomas_Milford_and_Son

and followed through the relevant links?

Best regards, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
26 Jan 2018, 21:34
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Thomas Hardy and farm turnover in the 1830s
Replies: 1
Views: 16712

Re: Thomas Hardy and farm turnover in the 1830s

Hi,

have you tried searching for farm diaries or farm accounts in Dorset, either at

MERL: https://rdg.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/merl/

Or

Dorset Record Office

http://dcc.dorsetforyou.com/calmview/