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SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE.

AN

 

ADDRESS

DELIVERED BEFORE THE

Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY;

AT NORTHAMPTON, OCT. 24, 1837.

BY EDWARD HITCHCOCK,
Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in Amherst College.

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY

AMHERST, MASS.

J. S. AND G. ADAMS, .....PRINTERS

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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In an address to local agricultural societies in 1837, Edward Hitchcock of Amherst College stresses that all agricultural experiments should proceed in a scientific manner; that is, that they should be carefully observed and recorded. He notes that agricultural experiments, imperfectly conducted and only partially detailed, are not useful. Hitchcock enthusiastically supports the keeping of a journal of weather conditions by an approved individual in every town, and suggests that the information would be more useful for local use than the yearly almanacs.

 

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"An Address Delivered Before the Hampshire, Franklin, & Hampden Agricultural Society; at Northampton, Oct. 24, 1827."

publisher   Hampshire, Franklin, & Hampden Agricultural Society
author   Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864)
date   1827
location   Amherst, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet
accession #   #L04.001


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Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864)

"Supplement to the New England Farmer, and Gardener's Journal"

"Catalogue of Books in the Deerfield Agricultural Library"


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