« PreviousContinue »
THESE EXTERIMENTS, IT IS TRUE, ARE NOT EASY; STILL THEY ARE IN THE POWER OF EVERY THINKING HUSBANDMAN. HE WHO ACCOMPLISHES BUT ONE, OF HOWEVER LIMITED APPLICATION, AND TAKES CARE TO REPORT IT FAITHFULLY, ADVANCES THE SCIENCE, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, THE PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURE, AND ACQUIRES THEREBY A RIGHT TO THE GRATITUDE OF HIS FELLOWS, AND OF THOSE WHO COME AFTEB. TO MAKE MANY SUCH IS BEYOND THE POWER OF MOST INDIVIDUALS, AND CANNOT BE EXPECTED. THE FIRST CARE OF ALL SOCIETIES FORMED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR SCIENCE SHOULD BE TO PREPARE THE FORMS OF SUCH EXPERIMENTS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE THE EXECUTION OF TAEX AMONG THEIR MEMBERS.
VAX THAER, Principles of Agriculture,
LONDON : PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SOXS, STAMFORD STREET
AND CHARING CROSS.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME XV.
Meteorology for the year 1878
and Number of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs in Great Britain
. XVI, XVII Number of Beasts exhibited, and the Prices realised for them
at the Christmas Markets, since 1843 ..
I.-- Report on the Farm-Prize Competition of 1878. By Frederic
1 11.— Report on the System of Cheese-making practised on the Four
Prize Dairy Farms. By Thomas Jackson, of Tattenball,
37 III.—Report of the Senior Steward of Live Stock at Bristol. By J. Shuttleworth, of Hartsholme Hall, Lincoln
43 IV.—Report on the Exhibition of Live Stock at Bristol. By James H. Caird, Esq., of Northbrook, Micheldever, Hants
45 V.- Report on the Exbibition of Implements at Bristol. By J. Hemsley, of Shelton, Newark, Senior Steward
71 VI.-Report on the Trials of Sheaf-Binders and Miscellaneous Imple
ments at Bristol. By John Coleman, of Riccall Hall, York .. 73 VII.— Report on the Trial of Dairy Implements and Machinery at Bristol. By Gilbert Murray, of Elvaston, Derby ..
132 VIII.-Concluding Report on the Experiments at the Brown Institu
tion on Pleuro-Pneumonia. By J. Burdon-Sanderson, M.D.,
157 IX.- The Agricultural Features of the Paris Exhibition. By William
Macdonald, Editor “North British Agriculturist,' and James
174 8.- Report on the Dairy-Farming of the North-west of France. By
H. M. Jenkins, F.G.S., Secretary of the Society, and Editor
X1.-The late Sir William Miles, Bart., M.P., Vicc-President, and
Ex-President of the Society. By J. D. Dent and Sir B. T.
322 XII.—The late Mr. T. C. Booth, of Warlaby. By H. Chandos-PoleGell, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire
326 XIII.—Report on the Field and Feeding Experiments conducted at
Woburn, on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society of
332 XIV.-Annual Report of the Consulting Chemist for 1878. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker, F.R.S.
346 XV.-Annual Report of the Consulting Botanist for 1878. By W. Carruthers, F.R.S.
352 Additions to the Library in 1878
354 Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets in the Library, Dec. 31st, 1877
357 XVI.-Sutherland Reclamation. By Charles Gay Roberts, of Hasle. mere, Surrey
397 XVII. - The Advantage of converting Cold Arable Clay Land into
Permanent Pasture, and the best Method of doing it. By
487 XVIII.-Waste Hill Lands : How they may be Utilised by Pony Breeding. By J. Nevill Fitt
497 XIX.-Cow-Keeping by Farm Labourers. By IIenry Evershed 511 XX.-Notes on a Report of Victor Drummond, Esquire, on the
Foreign Commerce of the United States for the fiscal year
543 XXI.-- Report of the Senior Steward of Live Stock on the Inter
national Exhibition at Kilburn, 1879. By W. Wells,
555 XXII.- Report on the Exhibition of Horses at Kilburn. By the Hon. Francis Lawley
565 XXIII.--Report on the British and Foreign Cattle exhibited at Kilburn. By Thomas Bowstead, Edenhall, Cumberland
.. 601 XXIV.—Report on the Exhibition of British and Foreign Sheep, Goats, and Pigs, at Kilburn. By William Housman
640 XXV.-Report on Butter, Cheese, Provisions, &c., at Kilburn. By Professor Baldwin, of Glasnevin, Dublin
668 XXVI.—Report on the Bees, Hives, Honey, and Manipulations with Bees, at the Kilburn Show, 1879
679 XXVII.— Report upon the Exhibition of Hops at Kilburn. By Charles
Whitehead, F.L.S., F.G.S., &c., of Barming House, Maid-
682 XXVIII.- Report on the Exhibition of Implements at Kilburn. By G.
H. Sanday, of Wensley House, Bedale, Senior Steward 685 XXIX.- Report on the Exhibition of Implements ; Award of Medals,
&c., at the International Meeting at Kilburn. By John
XIX.-Report on the Trial of Railway Waggons intended for the
Conveyance of Fresh Provisions. By John Coleman, of
759 XXXI.-Report of the Judges of Farm Plans sent in for Competition
at the London International Exhibition, 1879. By J. Bailey
774 XXXII.—Report upon the Market-Garden and Market Garden Farm
Competition. 1879. By Charles Whitehead, Barming
List of Officers of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1879
i, xlix Standing Committees for 1879 Report of the Council to the General Meeting, December 12, 1878,
and May 22, 1879 Distribution of Members and Council Half-yearly Cash Account from 1st July to 31st December, 1878, and from 1st January to 24th June, 1879 ..
xii, lviii Yearly Cash Account from 1st January to 31st December, 1878
xiv Country Meeting Account: Bristol, 1878
xvi London Meeting, 1879 : Schedule of Prizes, &c.
xviii Memoranda of Meetings, Payment of Subscriptions, &c.
xlii, clii Members' Veterinary Privileges
.. xliv, cliii Guide to the Purchase of Artificial Manures and Feeding Stuffs .. xlvi, clv Members' Botanical and Entomological Privileges
xlviii, clvii List of Stewards and Judges, and award of Prizes at Kilburn
lx Agricultural Education : Examination Papers, 1879
cxlii Members' Chemical Privileges
xlv, cliv List of Members.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
List of Members at the end.
The Binder is desired to collect together all the Appendix matter, with Roman numeral folios, and place it at the end of each volume of the Journal, excepting Titles and Contents, and Statistics, &c. which are in all cases to be placed at the beginning of the Volume; the lettering at the back to include a statement of the year as well as the volume; the first volume belonging to 1839-40, the second to 1841, the third to 1842, the fourth to 1843, and so on.
In Reprints of the Journal all Appendix matter and, in one instance, an Article in the body of the Journal (which at the time had become obsolete), were omitted; the Roman numeral folios, however (for convenience of reference), were reprinted without alteration in the Appendix mutter retained.
VOL. XV.-S. S.