A commonplace book once in the possession of the Farside family

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 447
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (47 ff.) With patterned leather binding and loose boards, being the remainder of the volume whence MS 438 had been detached; ff.1-2 and 43v-47 are blank. Written in several hands.

Scope and Content

Contains (1) transcripts of legal documents originally dated 1764-1771, and (2) miscellaneous veterinary, medical and household recipes, mainly of Yorkshire origin, ca.1785-1809.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the commonplace book is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Messrs Morphets of Harrogate, May 1979


In English

Other Finding Aids

For a fuller description see the entry in the typescript catalogue