Leadhills Library - Bargain Books

An important part of Social History, The ‘Bargain Books’ represent the agreements made between miners and the mine owner in respect to payment received for works carried out by the miners.

Bargain Books 1739-1757 – Book No. 1/2

LML025 – 1746-1748.
354 pages

The day to day working of the mines is recorded in the Journals and Bargain Books preserved in the Library.
These describe in detail every piece of work undertaken in the mines and the names of the miners involved.

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Bargain Books – Book No. 1/2

LML025 – 1746-1748
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Bargain Books – 1739 – 1757 

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Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1
1739 – 1742

Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1/1
1742 – 1746

Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1/2
1746 – 1748

Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1/3
1749 – 1750

Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1/4
1751 – 1753

Bargain Book

Bargain Book No.1/5
1753 – 1757