Cotton: an account of its culture in the Bombay Presidency, prepared by W.R. Cassels (Google eBook)

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1862
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Page 1 - ... the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies...
Page 34 - I suppose, or have never been cleaned out of the cotton." (Q. 789.) The author, in a paper read before the Statistical Section of the British Association at Oxford, June 28, 1847, said : " Thus, at other times, we are told, that the chief impediments to an increased consumption of Indian cotton, is the dirty state in which it reaches the manufacturer ; this...
Page 237 - ... compost or manure best fitted for cotton plantations should contain neutro-saline matter, with alkaline, calcareous, and magnesian bases, and that the presence of magnesia deserves notice, as it indicates marine food. But with respect to the absence of soda salts from the ashes of cotton, he observes, " Here, as in many other examples, the vegetative powers of the roots seem to eliminate potash from the stone detritus of the soil, which replaces the soda in the sea salts. For otherwise we should...
Page 244 - It will be observed from the foregoing tables that Mr. Shaw is fully supported in his assertion " that, perhaps, the climate of no part of Western India approaches so near the climate of the cotton districts of the United States as the Southern Maratha Country.
Page 215 - It is of the utmost importance that every effort be made to avoid profoundly estranging American opinion. Although a citizen of the United States, the black man is regarded by the white American as an inferior being with whom relations of business or service only are possible.
Page 17 - Board, suggested the expediency of attempting, on a small scale, the cultivation of all the finer sorts of foreign cotton in different and distant parts of India, under every different circumstance of soil and climate, and of transmitting to England, cleaned in the American manner, and with every precaution to protect them from the weather, samples of the cotton so raised, for the purpose of comparison with the cottons of other countries.
Page 236 - The black cotton soil in which so much of the cotton of India is grown, and which is generally considered the best for the purpose, is remarkable for its power of retaining moisture ; while of the red soil he says...
Page 288 - This process, besides tinging and soiling the cotton with the wet cow-dung and earth, adds considerably to the weight of the article, •while it materially injures it both in fibre and cleanliness. " The cultivator has, generally speaking, no immediate inducement to render the produce of his fields unfit for the market, for in most cases he disposes of the cotton in seed, in the state in which it is gathered ; from that moment his concern about it ceases, and it rests with the purchaser, or middleman,...
Page 2 - calicoes" of Manchester find their way to Malabar, to their native " Calicut," still preserving the memory of the place whose trade they have supplanted. In 1621 Mr. Munn, an eminent merchant of London, and one of the Directors of the East India Company, estimated the annual importation of Indian calicoes at 50,000 pieces. He stated the average cost on board in India to be 7s., and the selling price in England 20s. a...
Page 331 - I. The sale of waste lands in perpetuity, discharged from all prospective demand on account of land revenue ; and II. Permission to redeem the existing land revenue, by the immediate payment of one sum equal in value to the revenue redeemed.

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