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The Autobiography of Arthur Young
With Selections from his Correspondence


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108047746

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  • Arthur Young (1741–1820) was one of the most important agriculturalists and social commentators of the eighteenth century. The account of his journeys around France (1787–9), also published in this series, remains a vital source for understanding the conditions of rural France on the cusp of revolution. The reports produced on agriculture in the English counties when he was Secretary to the Board of Agriculture from 1793 remain valuable historical sources of farming practices at the end of the eighteenth century. In later life, under the influence of his friend William Wilberforce, he became increasingly concerned at the effects of population growth and rising prices upon the rural poor in Britain. These memoirs, published in 1898, are of 'an untiring experimentalist and dreamer of economic dreams … a brilliant man of society and the world', and they give detail to 'a life singularly interesting and singularly sad'.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108047746
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Childhood and youth, 1741–59
    2. Farming and marriage, 1759–66
    3. In search of a living, 1767–75
    4. Ireland, 1770–8
    5. Farming and experiments, 1779–82
    6. First glimpse of France, 1783–5
    7. First French journey, 1786–7
    8. Travel and international friendships, 1788–89–90
    9. Patriotic proposals, 1791–2
    10. The Board of Agriculture, 1793
    11. The Secretaryship, 1794–95–96
    12. Illness and death of Bobbin, 1797
    13. Diary and correspondence, 1798, 1799, 1800
    14. Diary continued, 1801–3
    15. Approaching blindness, 1804–7
    16. Last years, 1808–20

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