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The Rural Economy of Glocestershire

The Rural Economy of Glocestershire
Including its Dairy, Together with the Dairy Management of North Wiltshire, and the Management of Orchards and Fruit Liquor, in Herefordshire
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108078795

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  • William Marshall (1745–1818), from farming stock, became a farmer and then estate manager and land agent after several years spent conducting business in the West Indies. A pioneer of scientific methods of farming, he published widely on best practice, and was also known for his geographical surveys of agriculture. This two-volume 1789 work covers the county of Gloucestershire, but also includes dairy management in north Wiltshire and the orchards and fruit products of Herefordshire. A hands-on reporter, Marshall stayed in the vale of Gloucester to learn the art of cheese-making, and then spent a year in various locations studying local farming practice. He describes the rural economy of the area, with the different activities suited to the different geographical locations and soil types, giving detailed information about types of land tenure, crops and animals, as well as providing a list of 'provincialisms' which offer fascinating insights into the Gloucestershire dialect.

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    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108078795
    • length: 788 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Advertisement
    The Severn and its vale
    Gloucestershire divided into districts
    The vales of Gloucester and Evesham distinguished
    The vale of Gloucester
    List of rates
    Provincialisms. Volume 2: Prefatory observations
    Cotswold hills described
    Vale of Berkeley described
    North Wiltshire described
    General observations on dairy management
    Herefordshire described
    General index.

  • Author

    William Marshall

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