Report on the Present State of Agriculture of Scotland

Report on the Present State of Agriculture of Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...on a war with them, which knows no truce, for that agricultural proverb is a true one which says that " one year's seeding is seven years' weeding." In fulfilment of the early curse pronounced upon the ground, " Thorns and thistles will for ever spring from it, causing the face of man to sweat," but it is equally certain that the weight of that condemnation is lessened, if man meets his task with patient continuous labour. The extirpation of weeds has of later years been facilitated by the assistance of those improved implements and machinery which modern agriculture places at our disposal. VI. LAND OWNERSHIP AND. TENURE. Land Ownership. Acres. The land area of Scotland (not including water) is. 18,946,694 Its annual value is 18,698,804, an average of nearly 1 sterling per acre, but this includes houses and other buildings in town and country. The land rental proper is 7,493,000, an average of about 8s. per acre. The bulk of this property is held by a very small number of owners: Acres. 24 Persons own among them... 4,931,884 44 Persons more own.... 3,025,616,68 Persons thus own.... 7,957,500 Not much less than the half of all Scotland. 103 Persons more own.... 3,071,728 159 Persons more own.... 2,150,111 250 Persons more own.... 1,726,869 580 Persons thus own among them.. 14,906,208 Considerably more than three-fourths of all Scotland. The least that any of these holds is 5000 acres. 587 Persons more own.... 1,843,378 591 Persons more own.... 835,242 1,758 Persons thus own among them.. 17,584,828. An average of 10,000 acres to each person. The great bulk of these immense terri-tories, and a portion also of the smaller estates (next mentioned) are held under strict entails, the nature of which will be afterwards de-scribed. 1,758...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662644
  • 9781236662644