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Volume containing surveying instructions and a business ledger, compiled at Yarrow.

Identifier: MS.14283

Scope and Contents

The author is unknown, but the name E L Brown is stamped on the front cover.

The contents are as follows.

(i) Instructions for surveying, illustrated with examples taken from the Duke of Buccleuch's estates along Yarrow Water. (Folio 2.)

(ii) Business ledger of a merchant with trading interests in La Rochelle, Leghorn and Jamaica. The commodities include wool, wine, sugar, wheat and cotton (folios 1 verso, 59). It is followed by incomplete notes on balancing accounts (folio 120 verso).

A letter, 1828, of John Walker Ord has been inserted (folio i).


  • Creation: 1812.

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Conditions Governing Use

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122 Leaves ; Folio and quarto.

Language of Materials



ii + 120 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby’s 30 April 1968, lot 440.

Related Materials

For three formal documents acquired at the same time, see Ch.12591-12593.

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