Fonds BR 112 - Farming Records of the Fisher family at Avoca, near Durban, South Africa, Letheringsett and Gunton

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BR 112


Farming Records of the Fisher family at Avoca, near Durban, South Africa, Letheringsett and Gunton


  • 1887-1968 (Creation)

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62 files

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Percy George Fisher farmed initially at or near Avoca; in 1897-1901; at Riverside Farm, Letheringsett; and in 1901-1930 at Dairy Farm, Gunton Park, Hanworth, where he was tenant of the Suffield Estate. He was succeeded by his son John Elsey Fisher, who farmed jointly with his mother Annie Mary Fisher. The farm was a small one specialising in dairying, poultry and pigs, with a strong interest in pedigree dog breeding.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on May 1983 (MS 21775)

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The main record is in the series of Farm Labour Books, which include subsidiary accounts, crop records, stock lists etc. and a detailed weather log, and between whose pages business and some family correspondence, vouchers, official circulars, trade literature etc. are preserved. Similar enclosures are found in the cash books.
The Farm Labour Books are printed by Webb 1897/8, 1901/2, 1911, 1914/15, Fletcher 1898/9, 1913/14, Wright 1899/1900, 1900/1, Jarrold 1902/3-1904/5, 1905/6-1909/10 and 1912, and King 1923. The rest between 1916 and 1939 are Webb's as printed by Jarrold and after 1943 they bear the name of Jarrold alone.

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