Commonplace book of Thomas Metcalfe

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains the commonplace book of Thomas Metcalfe of Doncaster. Entries relate mainly to farming and gardening. There are a few recipes and several pages of handwriting practice.

Administrative / Biographical History

There are no available biographical details for Thomas Metcalfe, however, judging by his commonplace book it could be assumed that he was a farmer in the Doncaster area, with an interest in both arable and pastoral farming.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated as part of the Busby Hall library, June 1963

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