Medbourne, account of cow pastures

Scope and Content

Manuscript account, [1750-1800], of all the cow pastures belonging to the town of Medbourne, Leicestershire, giving a list of 49 inhabitants and the number of cows sent to the 'Upper' and 'Nether' pastures respectively. 20 of the names are to be found in the poll book for the 1741 parliamentary election in Leicestershire.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto. Bound in quarter-morocco.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

This manuscript was bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell at the Halliwell-Phillipps sale, Sotheby's, 1 Jul 1889.