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 in preparation for the production of a treatise and has a full contents page

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Acquisition Information

Via the British Records Association : 1967 : ACCN 4171

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to quote should be sent to Archives and Special Collections, please email:

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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