Beaven, E. S. (barley breeder)
One outcome of his experiments was a new variety, Plumage-Archer, which was one of the principal types of malting barely until new hybrids, such as Proctor, were introduced after the Second World War. Beaven was associated with the brewers Arthur Guinness, Son & Co who took over his maltings and trial grounds after his death in 1941.
Much of Beaven’s work was published posthumously in the book Barley (1947).
The collection contains biographical and personal papers, correspondence, research material, reference material and published work.