Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: animals

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The animals of Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Farm

July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07

Ledgers recording employment and wages which name employees can be used to trace relatives and gain an insight into their working lives. A small series of registers in the Records of Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Model Farms, 1892-1975, list the names of some of the horses at the farms, detailing their daily work. Peggie, Constance, [...]

A leopard in Nottinghamshire?

January 24th, 2011 at 12:01

The following extract comes from a letter written by the Duke of Newcastle to Mr Parr on 26th May 1828 from Portsmouth [ref: Ne6/E/4/21/2/12]. Parr, A leopard has been sent to me from India and it will leave London tomorrow by the train[?], directed to be left at Markham Moor. She is in a cage [...]