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Notes, respecting the situation and improvements of the lands of Boquhan, parish of Gurgunnock

Author [John Fletcher-Campbell]
Title Notes, respecting the situation and improvements of the lands of Boquhan, parish of Gurgunnock
Imprint Stirling: C. Randall
Date of Publication 1793
Language English
Notes An unrecorded, early Stirling printing relating to the hamlet of Boquhan in Stirlingshire, Scotland, together with an account of new farming and land-management techniques introduced there at the end of the eighteenth century. The author was probably General John Fletcher-Campbell FRSE (1727-1806), a local landowner who built Boquhan House in 1784. The work was dedicated to the Rev. Mr. George Robertson, minister of Gurgunnock (now known as Gargunnock), the preface is signed "I.F.C.", suggesting the authorship of General John Fletcher-Campbell FRSE. Fletcher-Campbell was a founder of the Gargunnock Farmers Club in 1794. This text is full of literary quotes and classical allusions, but there are also references to innovations in agriculture such as turnip husbandry, trials of new grasses, corn feed, a threshing-machine, a weigh-bridge, top dressing with lime, experiments with gypsum and the management of labourers working on the estate. The text has been bound in late nineteenth-century blue morocco, with marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles, and gilt edges.
Shelfmark AB.2.216.02
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 04/12/15
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