Scope and Content

Contains: Receipts ledger 1932-1940; purchaser's ledger 1931-1940

Administrative / Biographical History

The accounts were kept by the donor's father, F.E. Talbot. In 1916, after working for A.W. Hall and Sons, corn merchants, of Battersea, he took up farming at Hermitage, Berkshire. In the early thirties, at the peak of the depression, he began to explore the possibilities of pork dealing, buying in Berkshire and retailing to London butchers. This business is now (July 1966) extensive. Until recently, the business, carried on by the donor and her husband, was associated with intensive pig fattening at Hermitage, Berkshire and High Wood, Shaw, Berkshire. The family still farms.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 7 November 1965 (Farm Records Accession Number 29)


Compiled by Caroline Gould, January 2003

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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