Agricultural account book and journal,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MSS 16798A i-ii.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004437931
  • Dates of Creation
      1802 and [19 cent., first ¼ ].
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      NLW MS 16798Ai Extent: 85 ff. (ff. 55-84 verso are paginated vii-xvi, 1-60) ; Dimensions: 158 x 99 mm. NLW MS 16798Aii Extent: 8ff. ; Dimensions: 146 x 79 mm. NLW MS 16798Ai :Leather-bound notebook with marbled inside covers. NLW MS 16798Aii :Leather-bound notebook with remains of brass clasp; several inner storage pockets, one of which contains a pencil in a brass holder.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Two notebooks, NLW MS 16798Ai being a printed account book for the year 1802 possibly belonging to a yeoman farmer or man of similar profession, NLW MS 16798Aii being a journal without dates and containing only rough accounts on ff. 6 verso-7.
NLW MS 16798Ai mainly contains details of accounts settled and owed together with general observations on the weather, agricultural duties, etc. There are rough accounts on inside front cover, ff. i, ii verso, 85 recto-verso, and inside back cover. The location of the writer is uncertain but may have been Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire or another county at or near the Welsh border as mention is made of travelling to Howle in Shropshire (ff. 13 verso, 42 verso, 43 verso, 44 verso), to [?Soilwell Farm] in Gloucestershire (f. 32 verso), to Hereford (f. 29 verso), and to attending Ross[-on-Wye] church (f. 23 verso).

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Acquisition Information

Sir L. Twiston Davies; Monmouth; Donation; July 1943


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MSS 16798A i-ii.

Archivist's Note

October 2006.

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

Additional Information


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