Reference numberCLP/10iii/16
TitlePaper, 'Discourse, concerning the best way of England's improvement' by Reason Melish [Mellish]
DescriptionPaper regarding ways that England's agricultural productivity could be improved. Mellish suggests a greater quantity of ground and a multitude of employed people will result in a prosperous nation, and argues that productivity could be increased if these two assets are exploited. Mellish explores the amount of ground within the kingdom, the quality of the soil, and an estimate of the amount of people England's products could maintain. With this document, Mellish contributed to a wider discussion about how to establish economic growth in England in which William Petty and Samuel Pepys (among others) were involved. Includes original figure.

Subject: Agriculture
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/10iii/16/1
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