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Autobiography of a Farm Boy

by Isaac Phillips Roberts Fall Creek Books
Pub Date:
04/2009
ISBN:
9780801475498
Format:
Pbk 228 pages
Price:
AU$62.99 NZ$64.35
Product Status: Title is Print on Demand - May take 4 weeks
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Isaac Phillips Roberts was born in Seneca County, New York, in 1833. He came to Cornell University as Professor of Agriculture in 1873, and shortly afterward was made Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Experiment Station. His autobiography is an unusual account of farm life in New York and in the Midwest during the nineteenth century, and of the difficulties of building up a vital and progressive agricultural college. An introduction by Liberty Hyde Bailey gives a sympathetic portrait of Roberts as a man both
practical and visionary.

"Isaac Phillips Roberts, prophet of the soil and the fecundity thereof, lived 91 years, 51 of them at one end or the other of Cayuga Lake. His life spanned the years between hit-or-miss farm practice and the teaching of scientific agriculture on the same plane with the classics and humanities. Roberts saw all of these changes, and some of them he brought about. In this book he told of these things'in crisp English prose acquired at spelling bees and from exposure to the music of the King James version."

Isaac Phillips Roberts was born in Seneca County, New York, in 1833. He came to Cornell University as Professor of Agriculture in 1873, and shortly afterward was made Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture andExperiment Station.