Files dealing with matters arising from the University and College Estates Acts 1858 to 1925, by which the estates of the older universities came under the administrative control of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Other subjects in this series relate to the Inclosure Acts 1845 to 1882, the Commons Act 1899, the Metropolitan Commons Act 1866, the Law of Property Act 1925, the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946, and the Tithe Act 1936.
Thus, there are files dealing with matters relating to commons and allotments; to the control of injurious weeds; and to the rating of agricultural land and buildings. Some files relating to the Royal Commission on Common Land are also included.
Contains files relating to the destruction of weeds re-registered from the LOY file series: MAF 139