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Files regarding Shothead Farm, 1934-1992

 Sub-Series — Box: EUA-A-66, Box: data_value_missing_9c2b690fe48ee98a9fcc140dde1b3ee0, Box: data_value_missing_b90e166b53ba373f63b98578120fb460
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A1/9/1

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-subfonds:


From the Sub-subfonds:
  1. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/1 - Minutes of the Animal Breeding Committee and the Farm Sub-Committee;
  2. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/2 - Reports, including annual, quinquennial and financial reports;
  3. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/3 - Correspondence;
  4. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/4 - Publications and offprints;
  5. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/5 - Records relating to the history of the Institute;
  6. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/6 - Departmental files of Conrad Hal Waddington.
  7. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/7 - Correspondence regarding F.A.E. Crew's bequest to the Institute Library;
  8. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/8 - Photographs
  9. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/9 - Material relating to buildings and farms
  10. EUA IN1/ACU/A1/10 - Artefacts


  • Creation: 1934-1992

Language of Materials

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Conditions Governing Access

Some material from EUA IN1/A1/ACU/9/1/3 is restricted and cannot be produced.

Biographical / Historical

Shothead farm, about 10 miles outside Edinburgh, was purchased by the Institute in 1929 with funds from T.B. Macaulay. Funding for the erection of new buildings was provided by the Development Commission, through Department of Agriculture for Scotland. The primary function of the 250-acre farm was experimental; to apply knowledge gained in the laboratory to problems of animal production, such as milk in cattle, wool in sheep and meat in cattle, sheep and pigs. Shothead farm was sold in 1950.


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Repository Details

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