Arthur Young

(1741—1820) agricultural reformer and writer

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became well known as an agricultural theorist; he wrote a large number of works on agricultural subjects and edited the periodical The Annals of Agriculture (1784–1809). His power of political and social observation is shown by his Political Arithmetic (1774) and his Tour in Ireland (1780), but his fame rests chiefly on Travels in France (1792). Young was connected with the Burneys, and his country house, Bradfield Hall, Suffolk, is described in Fanny Burney's Camilla.

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