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EVANS, William, agriculturist, born in Cavan, Ireland, in 1786; died in Montreal, Canada, in 1857. He immigrated to Canada in 1819, and settled in Montreal, where he was made secretary to the first agricultural society founded there. In 1887 he contributed a series of letters upon agriculture to the "Courier," which were published in pamphlet form. He established the "Canadian Quarterly" and the " Agriculturist and Industrial Magazine." In 1842 he edited the "British American Cultivator" in Toronto. When he returned to Montreal in the following year he founded the " Canadian Agricultural Journal," of which he was editor until a short time bef6re his death. He frequently contributed to the "Gazette," in Montreal, on agricultural subjects, and in 1853 was appointed secretary and treasurer of the board of agriculture in Lower Canada. He published "Theory and Practice of Agriculture" (Montreal, 1885).
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