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1936 – Diary belonging to George Henry Stewart


Harvey’s Farmers’ Diary for 1936, by J P Harvey & Co Ltd, Kidderminster, reduced in size from previous years “in order to render it more convenient for carrying in the pocket, at the same time increasing the number of pages”.  Includes tables on a variety of subjects:  relation between live and dead weight of bacon pigs, breeders’ table, live weight prices of cattle, seeds required to sow a statute acre, agricultural returns of England and Wales, good and bad seasons and harvests, corn table, first aid hints, conversion table for artificial manures, rates for parcels conveyed by passenger train, valuation of feeding stuffs, etc.  Entries made in pencil for each day, for example this entry at the beginning of February:

Owing to the King’s funeral, trade as (sic) been very uncertain, sprouts however have improved slightly since Monday, cabbage holding fir, around 6/- mark.

Year created
Publication Date/Date Made
Physical Characteristics (Dimensions)
10.3 cm x 15.5 cm
Physical Characteristics (Description)
Small green leather-bound diary with wheatsheaf on front and title, "HARVEY'S FARMERS' DIARY, 1936"
Donor or Creator of Records
Audrey Sides (daughter of George Henry Stewart)
Stewart Family archive
Nature of Acquisition
Accession Date
September 2019
Access Conditions
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