• Creator
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
  • Created Date
  • 1844-1864
  • Publisher
  • Massachusetts
  • Description
  • Notes by Edward Hitchcock intended for an address to a Massachusetts agricultural society, possibly the Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Agricultural Society or a branch of it, in which Hitchcock stresses the importance of embracing science in agriculture. He notes that Great Britain has been able to feed their growing population as a result of advanced farming methods. He expresses several wishes for farming in the Connecticut River Valley, a... more
    Notes by Edward Hitchcock intended for an address to a Massachusetts agricultural society, possibly the Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Agricultural Society or a branch of it, in which Hitchcock stresses the importance of embracing science in agriculture. He notes that Great Britain has been able to feed their growing population as a result of advanced farming methods. He expresses several wishes for farming in the Connecticut River Valley, all while urging farmers to embrace scientific improvements in agriculture and manufacturing. The item is undated. Dates provided are drawn from the date the Hampden County Agricultural Society was formed (Hitchcock mentions it as an independent society) and Hitchcock's year of death. less
  • Format
  • Lecture notes
    Manuscripts
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