Farm Records

Reference: FRDate: 17th - 20th century

Farm Diary and receiptsThis record series contains the papers of individual farms across the UK, recording day to day farming routine.  The material relates mainly to the period after 1850 and particularly represents farming collections from southern and eastern England.  The collections could contain financial records, farm diaries, correspondence, cropping books, maps, plans and herd books.

A document highlighting a number of the collections that we hold relating to farms and estates across the UK can be downloaded here.

Remember to also refer to, “Historical Farm Records” published by the Library, University of Reading, 1973, and to search our online database for further material and collections.

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