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 ].
Records of New Deer Agricultural Association
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- Dates of Creation1837 - 1845
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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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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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