Sharp, Rev. C.J. (rural life collector)

Date: 1960sExtent: 162 objects
butter print from Sharp collection
Butter print, MERL 68/32

Reverend C. J. Sharp complied the Sharp Collection of agricultural and dairying equipment. Reverend Sharp lived in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire in the 1930s to the 1950s where he assembled a large private collection of ‘bygones’. He later moved to Wonersh, Surrey where he displayed his collection. Reverend Sharp died in 1967 and the Museum purchased the Collection in 1968.

The collection consists of equipment used in cheese and butter making plus a wide range of agricultural tools.

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