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English Agriculture in 1850–51

English Agriculture in 1850–51

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024730

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  • Sir James Caird (1816–1892) was a Scottish agriculturalist and M.P., who wrote widely on agricultural matters, not only in Britain but in Ireland, Canada, America and India. British agricultural incomes had been falling due to low grain prices since 1846, and Caird was commissioned by The Times to undertake a survey of English agriculture. His county-by-country reports were published in 1852 as English Agriculture in 1850–51. The work was also published in America, and in German, French and Swedish versions. Changing patterns of trade meant that British agriculture had to adapt to compete with cheap imports, and tenant farmers needed greater security. Caird campaigned in Parliament for regular and official agricultural statistics to be collected, so that the agricultural economy could be made more efficient, though it was nine years before this happened. Caird was knighted in 1882, and served on many official committees.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024730
    • length: 582 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Buckinghamshire
    2. Buckinghamshire continued
    3. Oxfordshire
    4. Oxfordshire continued
    5. Gloucestershire
    6. Gloucestershire continued
    7. Devonshire
    8. Dorsetshire
    9. Dorsetshire continued
    10. Wiltshire
    11. Wiltshire continued
    12. Hampshire
    13. North Hants. Berkshire
    14. Berkshire
    15. Surrey
    16. Sussex
    17. Essex
    18. Essex. Suffolk
    19. Suffolk
    20. Norfolk
    21. The Fen country
    22. Lincolnshire
    23. Lincolnshire continued
    24. Nottinghamshire
    25. Nottinghamshire continued
    26. Leicestershire
    27. Warwickshire
    28. Staffordshire
    29. Staffordshire continued
    30. Tamworth
    31. Cheshire
    32. Lancashire
    33. Lancashire continued
    34. Yorkshire
    35. Yorkshire continued
    36. Yorkshire continued
    37. Yorkshire continued
    38. Durham
    39. Durham continued
    40. Cumberland
    41. Cumberland continued
    42. Northumberland
    43. Northumberland continued
    44. Derbyshire
    45. Derbyshire. Rutland
    46. Northamptonshire
    47. Northamptonshire continued
    48. Bedfordshire
    49. Bedfordshire continued
    50. Hertfordshire. Middlesex
    51. Cambridge. Huntingdon
    52. Conclusions
    53. The landlord
    54. The farmer
    55. The labourer
    56. Conclusion

  • Author

    James Caird

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