A dissertation on the soil & agriculture of the British settlement of Penang, or Prince of Wales Island, in the Straits of Malacca, including Province Wellesley on the Malayan Peninsula, with brief references to the settlements of Singapore & Malacca ...

The author discourses on the soil and climate of Penang, facilities for cultivation, labour and agricultural produce, including spices and other cash crops. The cultivation of rice and corn, including capital, land and labour costs are detailed. Social life and customs of the various inhabitants are also described.

 

Title
A dissertation on the soil & agriculture of the British settlement of Penang, or Prince of Wales Island, in the Straits of Malacca, including Province Wellesley on the Malayan Peninsula, with brief references to the settlements of Singapore & Malacca ...
Creator
Low, James, d. 1852.
Subject
Commerce and Industry
Agriculture--Malaysia--Pinang
Agriculture--Economic aspects--Malaysia--Pinang
Science and technology>>Agriculture
Business, finance and industry>>Industry>>Agriculture, fishing and forestry
Trade and industry
Publisher
Printed at the Singapore Free Press Office, 1836
Digital Description
application/pdf, 36354 KB, 356 p. : ill.
Table of Contents
Partial contents: ch. I. Climate; Soil; Facilities for cultivation ...; Agricultural produce ...
ch. II. Corn ... ; Food of the people, clothing and housing; Average consumption of rice by the population ... ; Exports and imports of grain ...
ch. III. Desultory remarks ...
ch. IV. Fruit and forest trees ...
ch. V. Value of real property
ch. VI. Brief remarks on Malacca and Nanning; Brief remarks on Singapore
ch. VII. Localities of Province Wellesley ...
ch. VIII. Judicials and other oaths ...
ch. VIII, pt. II. Religions
ch. IX. Brief general remarks.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.

 

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