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Arthur Young (1741–1820)

Young, Arthur. A distinguished English writer on agriculture and social economy; born in 1741; died in 1820. He made a practical study of agricultural economy, and wrote: ‘A Course of Experimental Agriculture’ (1770); accounts of tours of observation through different quarters of England, among these, ‘A Farmer’s Letters to the People of England’ (1768); ‘A Farmer’s Tour through the East of England’ (1770); ‘Travels in France’ (2 vols., 1792), a celebrated book which reveals the true state of the peasant population of France on the eve of the Revolution. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).