James Caird (politician)
He was a free-trade farmer. In 1849, he wrote High Farming as the best Substitute for Protection. In 1850 he wrote The Plantation Scheme: Or, the West of Ireland as a Field of Investment. He toured America, and Canada.
He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1865, President of the Royal Statistical Society, 1880-2 and was made a Privy Counsellor in 1889. He was senior member of the Land Commission in 1882. He was director of the land department of the Board of Agriculture from 1889-91.
- English Agriculture in 1850-51 (London, 1852)
- The Plantation Scheme; Or, the West of Ireland as a Field of Investment (Edinburgh, 1850)
- Caird, James (1878). The Landed Interest and the Supply of Food (1 ed.). London, Paris & New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Retrieved 21 August 2015. via Internet Archive
- Leadam, Isaac Saunders (1901). "Caird, James". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Caird
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