Barrington, Richard M. 'The drought of 1887, and some of its effects on Irish agriculture'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. IX Part LXVII, 1887/1888, pp223-247
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. IX Part LXVII 1887/1888
The exceptional character of the summer of the year 1887, and its
marked influence on the crops on my farm at Fassaroe, Bray, Co.
Wicklow, induced me two months ago to make enquiries, and collect
information from other parts of Ireland, for the sake of comparison.
A circular with queries regarding the rainfall and crops was sent to
a large number of observers on November 2nd. Their names were
selected from the list of Irish contributors to British Rainfall, published
by Mr. G. J. Symons, F.R.S., Secretary to the Royal Meteorological
Society of London, whose annual volume is the standard
work on the distribution of rain over the British Isles.
The information received was very interesting, and the favourable
reception my paper on "The Prices of Some Agricultural Produce,
and the Cost of Farm Labour for the Past Fifty Years," met with,
encouraged me to arrange and tabulate the results, and bring them
before the Statistical Society.
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