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TITLE
Weekly report of Lord MacDonald's limeworks, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CDT_21_MEP4443_2_2
DISTRICT
Skye
DATE OF IMAGE
11 - 18 September 1813
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles
ASSET ID
2603
KEYWORDS
lime
farming
crofting
agriculture
soil
fertiliser
workers
employees
wages
Weekly report of Lord MacDonald's limeworks, page 2

The soil in Skye has a high drainage factor and benefits from the addition of lime, which lessens the soil acidity and adds calcium. It also increases the rates of breakdown of organic matter and reduces the need to fertilise.

Lord MacDonald sold lime from his land to his tenants for use on their farms. This report is from the week of the 11th - 18th September 1813. It lists the names of people who were sold lime and and what farm they bought the lime for. It also lists the quantity of lime bought, the unit price and the total price paid.

This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye

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Weekly report of Lord MacDonald's limeworks, page 2

1810s

lime; farming; crofting; agriculture; soil; fertiliser; workers; employees; wages

Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Library papers

The soil in Skye has a high drainage factor and benefits from the addition of lime, which lessens the soil acidity and adds calcium. It also increases the rates of breakdown of organic matter and reduces the need to fertilise.<br /> <br /> Lord MacDonald sold lime from his land to his tenants for use on their farms. This report is from the week of the 11th - 18th September 1813. It lists the names of people who were sold lime and and what farm they bought the lime for. It also lists the quantity of lime bought, the unit price and the total price paid.<br /> <br /> This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye