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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
width   5.0"
height   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet
accession #   #L04.001

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

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