Agricultural returns

Scope and Content

Printed 'Abstract of the Agricultural Returns' for 1892 and 1893 'for the information of occupiers of land' sent from the Board of Agriculture in London to Henry C. Butler of Bramshott, Liphook, Hampshire, and postmarked Haslemere (Surrey) and Liphook (Hampshire), 26 Jan 1894.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Board of Trade began collecting annual agricultural returns in 1866. The returns of acreage and livestock were made by proprietors under the provisions of various Acts of Parliament, including the Agriculture Act of 1889 which set up a Board of Agriculture and transferred to it and its successors responsibility for the direction of the agricultural census.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from E. Hall in 1967. Formerly with MS.712.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

13½" x 8½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison 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.

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