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General View of the Agriculture of the County of Ayr: Volume 1
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By Aiton, William
ISBN 0902664409
SERIES Agriculture in Recent Scottish History
Paperback  400 pages
Subject [British History, c 1700 to c 1800 ] [Social & cultural history ] [Rural communities ] [Rural planning ] [Agriculture and Farming ] [Ayrshire ]
 
Published 6 June 2003
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Originally published in 1814. A glance at the Index reveals that Aiton took the opportunity to range far and wide over the affairs of the people of Ayrshire, apologising for the lack of space which prevented a complete military and archaeological review. Living conditions and issues of the day occupy his attention, with the theme of agriculture as the canvas round which his stories are woven. Far more informative than the Statistical Account in terms of the reality of early nineteenth century life.

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