Scope and Content

Trade literature collected by Museum of English Rural Life. This consists of a collection of trade literature, accumulated on a piecemeal and sporadic basis by the various departments of the Museum of English Rural Life 1847 - mid 1960's

Administrative / Biographical History

The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside. It houses designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. Today, it forms part of the University's Museums and Collections Service.


  • TR MRL/P2/B1 - 207 Individual Publications - Various Manufacturers
  • TR MRL/P3/B1 - 2 Posters and Notices - Various Manufacturers

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited as a gift 1970 T70/4


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Geographical Names