MIDDLETON PARK FARM, OXFORDSHIRE, DEWAR'S FARM, OXFORDSHIRE; ASTON MANOR FARM, ASTON, OXFORDSHIRE, CASTLE HILL FARM, DOWN AMPNEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, MEADOW FARM, BAMPTON, OXFORDSHIE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Summary balance sheets of a farm in Wiltshire 1802-1815; private account book of Thomas White of Middleton Park Farm 1878-1888; account book of Manor Farm 1882-1883; account for bullocks sold to WW Cook 1912-1928; account book of receipts and payments 1934-1938; sale catalogue of farming stock of Castle Hill Farm 1902; priced sale catalogue of live and dead farming stock of Northcourt Farm, Clanfield, Oxfordshire 1917; contracts of hiring for labour at Castle Hill Farm, 1911-1912; farm diary of Middleton Park Farm 1879-1880; farm diary of Manor Farm 1891; account book of labour payments of Alderton Farm, 1876-1881; account book of labour payments of an unidentified farm 1936-1942; map of Castle Hill Farm n.d.; notebook of veterinery recipes n.d.; photographs of a bullock called 'Little Ben' 1921; valuation of live and dead farming stock of Castle Hill Farm 1919

Administrative / Biographical History

The account books were kept by a Thomas White and his son Charles Watson White, deceased husband of the donor. Thomas White entered Middleton Park Farm about 1876 as bailiff for Lord Bicester. He later occupied farms at Cricklade, Gloucester, South Farm, Fairford, Gloucester and Church Farm, Avening, Gloucestershire; eventually he moved to Meadow Farm, where in later years he farmed with his son C.W. White. The Aston Manor Farm accounts by handwriting and other evidence appear to have been kept by M.P. Balsdon

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • CONTRACTS
  • DIARIES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • MAPS
  • NOTEBOOKS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 15 July 1966 by Mrs C.W.White, (Farm Records Accession Number 341)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 23 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist