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The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642 : With a Glossary and Linguistic Commentary by Peter McClure - Donald Woodward

The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642

With a Glossary and Linguistic Commentary by Peter McClure

By: Donald Woodward (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 29th November 1984
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In the early 1640s Henry Best, a gentleman farmer of Elmswell in the East Riding of Yorkshire, composed an account of his farming practices. The resulting Farming Book provides a unique account of seventeenth-century farming, of the marketing of agricultural produce, and of rural customs. It is here published in a new transcription by Donald Woodward. In addition, a complete transcript of Henry Best's Memorandum Book is published for the first time; this volume gives details of a wide range of day-to-day transactions mainly during the period 1617 to 1645. The editor adds greatly to our knowledge of Henry Best, his family and estate in a substantial introduction, and much ancillary documentary evidence is provided in a series of appendices. The volume is rounded off by an extensive new glossary prepared by Peter McClure.

Introduction The Farming and Memorandum Books Descent of the Manor Topography Structure of the Estate Estate Finance The Community The Estate Labour Force Farming Household Economy Buildings Manorial Jurisdiction Economic Change The Bests of Elmswell Historical Demography of the Best Family Charles Best Robinson Editorial Method The Farming Book The Memorandum Book Appendices A Glossary and Linguistic Commentary on Best's Farming Book and Related Documents

ISBN: 9780197260296
ISBN-10: 0197260292
Series: Records of Social and Economic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 29th November 1984
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.87