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General View of the Agriculture of Renfrewshire
With observations on the Means of its Improvement, and an Account of Its Commerce and Manufactures, drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement
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By Wilson, John
ISBN 0902664476
SERIES Agriculture in Recent Scottish History
Paperback  c 400 pages
Subject [British History, c 1700 to c 1800 ] [Social & cultural history ] [Rural communities ] [Rural planning ] [Agriculture and Farming ] [Renfrewshire ]
Published 29th August 2003
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Originally published in 1812. The General Views of the Agriculture of the Counties of Scotland were an effective companion to the First Statistical Account. Although detailed accounts of individual parishes are not included, the attention to detail provided gives a revealing portrait of the day-to-day circumstances of the substantial rural population at the end of the eighteenth century. Far more informative than the Statistical Account in terms of the reality of life. Contents normally include chapters on geographical background, the State of property, Buildings, Mode of Occupation, Implements, Enclosures, Arable Land, Grass, Gardens, Woods, Livestock, the Rural economy, Political Economy, and obstacles to improvement.

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