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    TR GUI
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    E.S. Beaven (1857-1941) was one of the leading breeders of barley in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a maltster in Warminster, Wiltshire, and he began to make experimental trials of barley. One outcome of his experiments was a new variety, Plumage-Archer, which was one of the principal types of malting barleys until new hybrids, such as Proctor, were introduced after the Second World War. Much of Beaven's work was published posthumously in the book Barley (1947). Both the maltings and the experimental station were taken over by Arthur Guinness, Son & Company (Park Royal) Ltd.
  • Scope and Content
    The records relate to the work of E.S. Beaven at Warminster on the development of new barley varieties, and the establishment of the British Seed Corn Association Ltd for the distribution of these varieties; and to subsequent developmental work at the Guinness Barley Research Station Warminster.
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    296 Documents
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    TR GUI/AD2 General Administrative and Commercial Records TR GUI/AD2/1-135 Correspondence and other papers relating to the British Seed Corn Association TR GUI/AD4 Premises Records TR GUI/AD4/1 File, sites for makings TR GUI/ET1 Records of Experiments and Trials TR GUI/ET1/1-68 Barley Trials Plot Books TR GUI/ET1/69-70 Barley Collections Books TR GUI/ET1/71-78 Miscellaneous material TR GUI/ET3 General Research Records TR GUI/ET3/1-22 Records relating mainly to Beaven's work as maltster TR GUI/ET3/1-16 Papers and reports TR GUI/ET3/17-22 Newspaper Cuttings Books TR GUI/ET3/23-53 Records relating mainly to Beaven's barley research TR GUI/ET3/23-28 Papers TR GUI/ET3/29-33 Notebooks TR GUI/ET3/34-61 Miscellaneous material including research notes, correspondence etc. TR GUI/PH2 Compilations of Photographic Prints TR GUI/PH2/1 Photograph album: the lifestory of a barley plant TR GUI/SP3 Records of Products TR GUI/SP3/1 Handbill TR GUI/SP5 Other Records TR GUI/SP51 Newspaper cuttings