The COPT HALL FARM COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence 1880-1902, accounts 1882-1906 and leases 1884, 1904 relating to Copt Hall farm, Luton, Bedford

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's forebear Walter Lyon moved from Balquharrage, near Glasgow, to Luton in 1884, apparently because the rent paid in Scotland was too high. The size of the farm was 376 acres; mixed soils; tenants to Madame de Falbe and, after 1904, to Julius Wernher

Arrangement

1 CORRESPONDENCE

2 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

3 LEASES

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Farm Records Accession number 20

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 19 December 2002

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist