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Records of Farming at Crofthead, West Lothian

Identifier: Coll-523

Scope and Contents

The records are composed of: an account book, in green vellum, of J.Waddel, the farmer at Crofthead, West Lothian, and of his son James Waddel, 1766-1838; and, a notebook containing lectures on various diseases. Also accounts for sales of butter, cheese, 1787-1793.


  • Creation: 1766-1838

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

James Waddel and his son, also James Waddel, farmed at Crofthead, West Lothian during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Crofthead is situated on the edge of the Pentland Hills, by Dippool Water, 4 miles east of the village of Forth in West Lothian.


2 manuscript volumes

Physical Location

Gen. 757D; Gen. 853

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accounts material acquired November 1963, Accession no. E64.41. Material on diseases acquired 1966, Accession no. E66.30.


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Records of Farming at Crofthead, West Lothian
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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