Document ReferenceMS 9
TitlePapers of the Dishley Sheep Society, Leicestershire, 1790-1798
Extent1 folder
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; minutes, accounts, livestock catalogue.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe Dishley Sheep Society was founded in 1783 by Robert Bakewell (1725-1795), a gentleman farmer of Leicestershire, whose innovatory methods of livestock breeding and natural feeding contributed greatly to the improvement of breeds of sheep and livestock in Britain.

The Society was established to preserve purity of breed and acquired its profits from the sale of stock and the 'letting' of rams. It followed a strict code of conduct, with its rules and resolutions being drawn up in meetings held in inns in Leicester and Loughborough.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were presented to the then University College, Nottingham in 1937.
DescriptionIncomplete series of the Society's minutes (1790-96), recording its resolutions, form the basis of this small collection of papers. There is also a financial account, of 1798, belonging to Nathaniel Stubbins and a printed catalogue of livestock to be sold by Thomas Paget, November 1793.
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
TermSheep - Breeding - Great Britain
Livestock - Breeding - Great Britain
Agriculture - England - History
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 1 p At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 1 p Online: Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

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