MR. P. R. RITCHIE, OF ESSEX, ENGLAND
MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES
APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1892.
Mr. P. R. Ritchie left Stirlingshire, Scotland, where his father
was extensively engaged in farming and where he himself had
gained considerable agricultural experience, in June, I886, for
Essex, England, which county at that time was attracting a number
of Scotch farmers. Five years' experience there somewhat dis-
satisfied him of the profitable return for the investment of capital
and labour, owing chiefly to the successive wet seasons and the low
prices that prevailed.
REPORT OF MR. P. R. RITCHIE, ON MANITOBA
AND THE NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES.
Having farmed in Essex for about six vears, and finding myself
dissatisfied with present conditions and future prospects, I deter-
mined to see if I could not find some country in which capital and
labour could not be better invested. My attention was drawn to
Canada. and I determined to go and see for myself the agricultural
advantages that the country could offer. Many of my farming