Manuscript essay: `The best means of improving the financial position of agriculture' by W. Frank Perkins, 1886.
Essay by W. F. Perkins
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Walter Frank Perkins (1865-1946) studied at the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, 1883-5, after which he joined his father's business as a surveyor. Perkins was MP for the New Forest, 1910-22, and Honorary Treasurer of the University College of Southampton, 1928-35. His interest in agricultural books led to formation of the Perkins Agricultural Library, which he gave to the University College of Southampton shortly before his death, and to his well-known bibliography BRITISH AND IRISH WRITERS ON AGRICULTURE (Lymington, 1929).
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