John Bennett Lawes, English agriculturalist, 1882. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
John Bennett Lawes, English agriculturalist, 1882. Lawes (1814-1900) began experimental farming on his estate at Rothamstead, Hertfordshire. In 1843 he founded the now famous Rothamsted Experimental Research Station. He used artificial fertilisers and in 1842 built a factory at Deptford to manufacture 'super-phosphates'. This cartoon shows Lawes in 1882 when Queen Victoria created him a Baron. From the Fancy Portraits series published in Punch. (London, 10 June 1882).
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