Records of New Deer Agricultural Association

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings with lists of competition entrants and prize-winners, Dec 1837 - Feb 1845; accounts, including list of subscriptions, 1837 - 1845; newspaper cuttings and sketches of Representative Scottish Agriculturalists ... issued with Tuesday's Journal, n.d. [probably extracted from the Aberdeen Journal].

Administrative / Biographical History

The association was constituted on 11 Dec 1837, at a meeting held in Gordon's Inn, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, between farmers and others interested in promoting the agricultural interests of the parish. The main business of the association was the organisation of regular ploughing matches, an annual corn competition held in March, and an annual cattle show held in July, at which members competed for prizes. A motion to wind up the association was passed at a special general meeting held in Wood's Inn, New Deer, on 20 Feb 1845, at which time it was resolved to form a new association with similar interests within 6 months.


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Acquisition Information

Donated to the University in 1962, by Mr and Mrs Maitland Mackie. Transferred from the Agriculture Library to Special Libraries and Archives in 1992

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Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

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Related Material

Records of Gordon's Mill Farming Club, (GB 231 MS 0049)Records of Woodside Oldgroves Farmers' Friendly Society, 1792 - 1832 (GB 231 MS 2769/II/123)


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