Journal entry – John Grey – 1 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 1 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 1st April

Attended the exhibition of the Border agricultural Society at Kelso, of which I was one of the first promoters & most successful competitors; & where being no longer a Candidate for Premiums, I had been solicited to be a Judge for Awarding them.   The exhibition of Stock, Seeds and implements, as well as the respectability and intelligence of Farmers on the Borders, form rather an unfavourable contrast with those on the Tyne.  After the Show we dined a Party of 200, Lord John Scott taking the Chair as a substitute for the Marquis of Lothian.  

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