A Tour Through North America; Together With a Comprehensive View of the Canadas and United States. As Adapted For Agricultural Emigration

A Tour Through North America; Together With a Comprehensive View of the Canadas and United States. As Adapted For Agricultural Emigration

SHIRREFF, Patrick

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Patrick Shirreff (1791-1876) embarked on an agricultural tour of Upper and Lower Canada and the U.S. before allowing a younger brother to emigrate from their native Scotland. Back home, Shirreff was a pioneer of cereal hybridisation and was noted for producing several new varieties of oats and wheat. He seems to settle on Illinois as a preferred place for settlement, Upper Canada being "an interminable forest."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Oliver and Boyd
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1835
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    v, 322, [2], 331-473 p. 23 cm. Original publisher's binding. Bumped corners, some dents to edges, hinges cracking. Foxing to first and last pages, tears in pp. 269-71.