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New England Homestead

New England Homestead Farm Accounts Collection, 1883-1884.
2 vols. (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 113

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

The collection includes bound and unbound farm accounts submitted as entries to the contest contest. The Library holds The New England Homestead, 1842-1850 on microfilm, and 1894-1968 in bound volumes.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the 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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use:

Literary rights in the unpublished writings in these papers have not been dedicated to the public.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: New England Homestead Farm Accounts Contest Entries (MS 113). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman and Valerie Gibson, May 1986.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.


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