What are the causes of the prosperous agriculture in the Lothians of Scotland?
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Hancock, W. Neilson. 'What are the causes of the prosperous agriculture in the Lothians of Scotland?'. - Belfast: Belfast Social Inquiry Society, No. 1, 1852, pp1-16
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The subject to which I propose to direct your attention in this paper is expressed in the following question :? What are the causes of the prosperous agriculture in the Lothians of Scotland ? You have all, no doubt, heard a great deal of Scotch agriculture, and of the sad inferiority of our farmers as compared with the Scotch, and one of the innumerable plans for regenerating Ireland is by the introduction of Scotch farming. From its intimate connexion with the investigations I had made into the causes of the state of agriculture in Ireland, I became very anxious to see this farming that we heard so much about, and to inquire whether its success depended on the climate, on the Calvinistic creed, on the broad accent, on the size of farms, on the state of agricultural knowledge, or on the state of the law.
Description:A paper read before the Society on the 23rd December, 1851
Author: Hancock, W. Neilson
Publisher:Belfast Social Inquiry Society
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Belfast Social Inquiry Society
No. 1, 1852
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