The records are composed of: an account book, in green vellum, of J.Waddel, the farmer at Crofthead, West Lothian, and of his son James Waddel, 1766-1838; and, a notebook containing lectures on various diseases. Also accounts for sales of butter, cheese, 1787-1793.
Records of Farming at Crofthead, West Lothian
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-523
- Dates of Creation1766-1838
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 manuscript volumes Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationGen. 757D; Gen. 853
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Waddel and his son, also James Waddel, farmed at Crofthead, West Lothian during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Crofthead is situated on the edge of the Pentland Hills, by Dippool Water, 4 miles east of the village of Forth in West Lothian.
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Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
Accounts material acquired November 1963, Accession no. E64.41. Material on diseases acquired 1966, Accession no. E66.30.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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