Farm account book for farms adjacent to Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Scope and Content

Farm account book giving information on weekly accounts, staff employed and work done on mainly unidentified farms adjacent to Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, including Crows and Old Hall farms 1808-1812

Administrative / Biographical History

The burgh of Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland was established in 1677 by a charter of King Charles II. The parish lies in the former county of Wigtownshire and by 1790 had a population of 900. In the late 18th century the town became a centre for the textile industry but this rapidly fell into decline. Local produce, including wool, was exported from a small harbour at Carty just below the town and a monthly cattle market was held in the town.

Francis H Groome (ed.), Ordnance gazetteer of Scotland ( Edinburgh, 1884 )


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchase : 1967 : ACCN 4177

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 1005

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

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