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Edmund Rack

(c. 1735—1787) writer on agriculture


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Edmund Rack was born in Atteshall, Norfolk, and died in Bath. A Quaker gentleman, his interests were agriculture and philosophy. He was co-founder of both the Bath Philosophy Society and the Bath and West of England Agricultural Society, and served as Secretary of both. He wrote a biography of William Penn and some minor works of natural history. A volume of essays and letters was published in 1781.

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