Boards. Orig. leather covered boards, metal clasp. Very good. 49 pages written material with 2 pages at rear of index. This family account begins with 2 Times articles laid in, Dec. 3 1866 & March 1, 1867 reporting the discovery of coal in Shropshire. Also, a handwritten letter by a family member re: the discovery of a coal line. The manuscript then delves into the account of wine making, architectural drawings, recipes and remedies. Liquor and Wine merchants from the United States (Chicago & New York) are discussed, recipes for spruce beer, remedies for distemper in cattle and whole pages of charts for the rotation of crops. A comprehensive impression of a family farm in the Shropshire area in the mid to late 1800's. Paper label "W. Dawson & Sons 121, Canon St., City, London, England" pasted on back board. (Inventory #: 1055)
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