J.W. Cruickshank: Catalogue of the principal herds of Booth cattle

Scope and Content

'A catalogue of the principal herds of Booth cattle as they are supposed to exist in 1878-1879, with subsequent produces and sales added', 612 pages of pasted in typescript entries and manuscript notes. There is an index at the end of the volume. It is accompanied by a set of pedigree charts for different tribes of cattle.

Administrative / Biographical History

J.W. Cruickshank was the nephew and business manager of Amos Cruickshank (1808-1895), of Sittyton, Aberdeenshire, breeder of Scottish Shorthorns. Amos worked in partnership with his brother, Anthony, who kept his records and organised the advertising of his herds.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Applied Biology, Cambridge, 1975.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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