[ The Guernsey Gazette; The Higher Butterfatters' League; dairy farming in the United Kingdom ]
In manuscript, but laid out as a printed book ('A "Guernsey's Own" Publication') said to be 'Specially printed by the "Guernsey Gazette"' and sponsored by the non-existant 'Higher Butterfatters' League'. Undated [ 1950s? ].
28pp., 4to. Sewn into a booklet, and bound in cream boards, with 'A "Guernsey's Own" Publication' on the front cover, and 'Sponsored by the Higher Butterfatters' League' on the back. There is no indication that the manuscript has been published. It is laid out as a printed book, with title-page (with charming illustration of the smiling cow) and dedication page reading: 'To V, M., the Honorable Patroness of the foster Mothers' Welfare Group, This book is respectfully dedicated.' The poem consists of 36 four-line stanzas, with fifteen charming vignettes.
P. A. Latham, Secretary, The Nevada Land and Cattle Company, Limited [Sir James Kitson of Gledhow Hall, Leeds]
Letter: 13 December 1888; on letterhead of the Nevada Land and Cattle Company Limited, 15 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate Street, London. Circular: 29 November 1888; from the same address.
Both items good, on lightly-aged paper. LETTER: 4to, 2 pp. He is enclosing the 'circular letter recently sent out to all the shareholders of this Company, whose shares are not fully paid', but as Kitson has 'paid in full in advance of calls on the 1000 shares' in his name 'by way of Loan to the Company', he informs him of the sum to be transferred to his account. On 3 April 1889 Kitson's 'loan a/c will be closed and your shares will be fully paid'. CIRCULAR: 4to, 1 p.
[John Maxwell of Munches and Terraughty, friend of Robert Burns]
Letter dated Munches, Feb. 8th, 1811.
Four pages, cr. 8vo, bifolium, not bound, minor blemishes inc. foxing, pencil lines forming large cross on pages 2-3. Full heading: The following LETTER was written by JOHN MAXWELL of Munches and Terraughty, when, in his 92nd year, at the request of Mr HERRIES of Spettes, for he information of Mr CURWEN, a Cumberland gentleman, who was making a Agricultural Tour through Galloway in the year 1811. As a factor, landed proprietor, and public character generally, Mr MAXWELL, who died in the year 1814, enjoyed peculiar opportunities for observation.
20 December 1916; on letterhead of the Express Dairy Co. Limited.
Founder of Express Dairies (1860-1937), and antiquarian with a private museum in Sudbury. One page, quarto. Very good on slightly discoloured paper. He thanks him for sending Professor Petrie's letter. 'It is a subject which we have had before us for some time past, and are still keeping well in view as we are specially anxious to do something more on the lines the Professor pints [sic - and how appropriate!] out.' He has dropped Petrie a line. Signed 'G. Titus Barham'.
Isaac Holden, inventor and manufacturer (1807-1897). 2pp. ea.,8vo, good.In the former, he asks questions about the cost of the transport of meatfrom New Zealand and Argentina and to what this will be reduced “in thenear future”. He points out its influence on land prices in England (“Woolcosts less that 1/2d per lb - meat must cost more”). He asks what area willfeed a sheep in New Zealand. In the latter, he extends a dinner invitation.2 items,