Statistics to illustrate the lands of business which joint stock companies are suited to carry on, especially with respect to investments in land
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Lawson, James A. 'Statistics to illustrate the lands of business which joint stock companies are suited to carry on, especially with respect to investments in land'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 5, 1851/1852, pp.1-14
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My attention has been lately directed to the subject of public companies, by the many plans recently brought before the public for the formation of such associations for the purpose of buying land, and sometimes for carrying on various trades and manufactures; for instance, we have had, from time to time, the National Land Society, Freehold Land Investment Societies, a Farmer's Estate Society, and a West of Ireland Land Investment Society, which latter contemplates not only the purchase of land, but the cultivation and farming of it; and not only agriculture, but also the manufacture of sugar from beet, of chicory, and flax?all to be grown and manufactured by the company. This company bases its claim for public support on a very showy pamphlet by Mr. Digby Seymour, to which I shall call more particular attention before I conclude.
Description:Read February 6th 1852
Author: Lawson, James A.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
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