Notes made in preparation for a treatise on wine production [London, England]

Scope and Content

Volume of research notes collected for a possible treatise on the art of preparing vinous liquors. Notes cover subjects such as ale, alcohol, alchemy, malt and malt liquors, brewing, hops, yeast, casks and sweetening and grapes. Possible created in London in the 19th century as it contains case studies of London breweries and includes historical notes as well as scientific information.

Administrative / Biographical History

This volume was produced in preparation for a treatise on wine production. The author studied various areas or brewing and wine making at both a scientific and historical level.


The ledger is formally arranged with in preparation for the production of a treatise and has a full contents page

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Via the British Records Association : 1967 : ACCN 4171

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 1008

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections

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

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held in private hands until the volume was passed to the British Records Association in the 1960s. From here it deposited with the Glasgow University Archives who transferred it to the library.


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