Abstract

In 1884, The New England Homestead, a magazine published in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1842 to 1969, conducted a contest in which farmers submitted small notebooks recording their farm accounts for a one year period, April 1, 1883 to March 31, 1884. The collection includes bound and unbound farm accounts submitted as to that contest.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
413-545-2780
New England Homestead Farm Accounts Contest Entries
1883-1884
1 volume (0.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 113

Background on New England Homestead

In 1884, The New England Homestead, a magazine published in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1842 to 1969, conducted a contest in 1884 to which farmers submitted small notebooks recording their farm accounts for a one year period, April 1, 1883 to March 31, 1884.

Contents of Collection

Bound and unbound farm accounts submitted as entries to the New England Homestead Farm Accounts Contest. The whereabouts of other volumes is unknown, as are the criteria used to judge the contest. Entrants are arranged by surname and then by volume.

Collection inventory
Beardsley, I. J., New Preston, Connecticut.


Vol. 1
Beers, A. H. , Whately, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Burbank, Dana, No. Pomfret, Vermont.


Vol. 1
Ellis, C. H. , Medfield, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Gibbs, Lucas, Location not identified


Vol. 1
Jennings, A. P. , Southport, Connecticut.


Vol. 1
Lew, Dick and White, W. F. , Belchertown, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Priest, N. E. , Putney, Vermont.


Vol. 1
Tenney, S. A. , Newport, New Hampshire.


Vol. 1
Miner, R. T. , Cornwall Connecticut.


Vol. 1
Pomeroy, E. S. , Becket, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Wakefield, A. C. , Orange, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Wakefield, A.C. , Orange, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Wells, O.D. , Adams, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
Wright, R. R. , Wilbraham, Massachusetts.


Vol. 1
"A" Farm, Location not identified


Vol. 3
Aplin & Son, W. S. , East Putney, Vermont.


Vol. 3
Barstow, J. S. , Hadley, Massachusetts.


Vol. 3
"Country Pumpkin", Marlboro, Massachusetts.


Vol. 3
Cummings, A. E. , Hudson, New Hampshire.


Vol. 3
Eccles, D. G. , Mouth of Vereprs, Kings County, New Brunswick.


Vol. 3
Parker Jr., J. B. , Poquonnock, Connecticut.


Vol. 3
Wheeler, Henry, Windham Depot, New Hampshire.


Vol. 3
White, G.C. , West Brookfield, Massachusetts.


Vol. 3
Williams, R. G. , Amherst, Massachusetts.


Vol. 3
Administrative information
Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman and Valerie Gibson, May 1986.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Literary rights in the unpublished writings in these papers have not been dedicated to the public.

Cite as: New England Homestead Farm Accounts Contest Entries (MS 113). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects
  • Agriculture--Accounting--Competitions--New England--History--Sources.
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects--New England--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Agriculture--New England--Accounting--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Contests--New England--History--Sources.
  • Farm management--Competitions--New England--History--Sources.
  • Farm management--New England--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Farmers--Competitions--New England--History--Sources.
  • Farmers--New England--Economic conditions--19th century--Sources.
  • New England Homestead.
  • New England Homestead.
  • New England--Economic conditions--19th century--Sources.