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Young, James:
  • Public Men and Public Life (1902) (Toronto: Wm. Briggs, 2nd ed., 1912). § "The Story of the Canadian Confederacy being Recollections of Parliament and the Press and Embracing a Succinct Account of the Stirring Events which led to the Confederation of British North America." Herein will will be found the speeches and debates of Canadian statesmen such as John A. Macdonald.

    Young, John (1773-1837): § On July 25th, 1818, the first of Agricola's "letters" appeared in the Acadian Recorder the twenty-third and last came out on December 26th. "The letters of Agricola attracted great attention for their intrinsic merit, which was increased by the mystery as to their authorship. In consequence of suggestions they contained, agricultural societies were rapidly organized in different counties and settlement, and ploughing matches took place, many of the prominent men of the country taking part, and their proceedings were published, as were many letters addressed to the yet unknown Agricola." In 1819, the legislature granted £1500 for the foundation of the Agriculture Society. John Young, who had avowed the authorship of the Agricola papers, was appointed its secretary. (Murdoch, vol. 3, p. 421-2 & 436.) It should be noted that there was a James Anderson (1739-1808), a Scottish writer who ran a farm in Aberdeenshire and, indeed, invented the "Scottish plough." He had a special interest in political economy and it is said (Chambers) that his theories on rent anticipated those of Ricardo. His nom de plume was Agricola and a number of articles were collected up and published in 1777, Observations on the Means of Exciting a Spirit of National Industry.
  • The Agricola Letters (Halifax: Minister of Public Works, 1922). § As were originally published in the Acadian Recorder.
  • The Achievements of Agricola and the Agricultural Societies, 1812-25 by James Stuart Martell (Halifax: PANS, Bulletin, Vol. II, No. #2, 1940).

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