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Preliminary report, or Outline of the principal duties of the agricultural chemist to the colony of British Guiana.

Author John Shier
Title Preliminary report, or Outline of the principal duties of the agricultural chemist to the colony of British Guiana.
Imprint Demerara: Royal Gazette Office
Date of Publication 1847
Language English
Notes This is a rare British Guiana printing of a report by the Scottish agricultural chemist John Shier (1807-1854), who was the first Fordyce lecturer on agriculture at Aberdeen University (1840-45). Shier had recently emigrated to the British colony of Guiana where he was employed as Consulting Agricultural Chemist, tasked with improving agriculture, in particular cultivation of sugar cane. This copy is a presentation copy from the author to the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
Shelfmark AP.2.216.04
Acquired on 18/03/16
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