4 September 2013

Highgate Cemetery #4: James Caird

Sir James Caird (1816–1892) was an agriculturalist and writer who dropped out of university to learn farming. His pamphlet High Farming under Liberal Covenants, the Best Substitute for Protection (1849) was against the corn laws and a highly influential work that went into eight editions. Peel commissioned him to write a report on the situation in Ireland, and Caird's The Plantation System, or, The West of Ireland as a Field for Investment (1850) was another influential work and encouraged land reform in Ireland. He also toured North America widely and wrote on prairie farming.

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