Robert Maxwell (writer)

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Robert Maxwell (1696-1766) was a Scottish writer on agriculture.

He was born in Kirkcudbrightshire.[1] He was an active member of the Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland.

He published books including The Practical Husbandman, being a Collection of Miscellaneous Papers on Husbandry (1757) and The Practical Beemaster (1747).

Further reading[edit]

  • Science and Agricultural Progress: Quantitative Evidence from England, 1660-1780 by Joshua Lerner, Agricultural History, Vol. 66, No. 4 (Autumn, 1992), pp. 11–27


  1. ^ Maxwell, Robert (1695–1765), agricultural improver and writer by W. A. S. Hewins, rev. Rosalind Mitchison, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography