The GROUNDS FARM, ADDERBURY, OXFORDSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Records of Grounds Farm, Adderbury, Oxfordshire: account books 1893-1946; account book of livestock bought and sold 1868-1874; account book of livestock sold 1925-1927; account book of meat supplied 1893-1899; account book of wool sales 1886-1916; household account book 1893-1896; farm diaries 1878-1927; inventory of livestock n.d. [1856-1946]; labour account books 1893-1926; bank pass books of the Stilgoe family 1873-1929; cancelled cheques of Hugh William Stilgoe 1893-1901; cheque book stubs of members of the Stilgoe family 1857-1921; miscellaneous receipts 1856-192; Banbury rents administered by the Stilgoe family 1857-1861

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh William STILGOE, the principal source of the records was a noted sheep breeder who also acted as agent for the collection of rents from local farmers. He died on 3 July 1949.

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • DIARIES
  • INVENTORIES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • PASS BOOKS
  • LOOSE ACCOUNTS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr C.W. Stilgoe (Farm Records Accession Number 741)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist