Minute book, 14 Dec. 1758 - 29 Nov. 1764, with enclosures.
The minutes contain a great deal of information about established farming practice in the North East of Scotland, and details of new farming practice being introduced to the country in the mid - late eighteenth century. The subject-matter is varied, and includes details of experiments conducted by members, imports to Aberdeen Harbour, plan of book-keeping for farmers, the expense of ploughing according to the common method of farming, horse hoeing, winter herding, distilling of potatoes, land enclosure, and much more.
Enclosures include wager notes, memorandum re. flour sent to local mills, and correspondence to Professor Gordon re. farming and other matters. There is also a letter of 27 Apr 1898 from P. J. Anderson, of the New Spalding Club, to James Wilson, of 60 Beaconsfield Place, stating that a selection from the minutes of the Gordon's Mill Club might fitly be printed in a volume of Miscellaneous with an introduction to be written by you. The letter also refers to seventeenth century rentals and a diary of c. 1745 held in private hands, and to Dr. W. Alexander's Making of Aberdeenshire ( Aberdeen, 1888).