Four long Autograph Letters Signed from Paul Bing of Vancouver, Canada, to his brother Jens Bing (in Sweden?), giving detailed and scientific advice on farming from a Canadian and American viewpoint. With Autograph Letter Signed from a third brother.

Paul Bing of Vancouver, Canada [North American agriculture; farming; Jens Bing; Sweden; Swedish; Scandinavian]
Publication details: 
One of the letters without place, the other three from Vancouver, Canada, two of them addressed from 4194 West 11th Avenue. 25 July, 24 September and 3 and 11 October 1944.
SKU: 12861

The four letters total 76pp., 4to. In very good condition, neatly written on lightly-aged paper. All signed 'Paul' (two preceded by 'Your old brother'). Three of the letters are addressed to 'My dear Jens' and the other 'Skål, Frater Amantissime!' The second letter is addressed from 'The Bing House in which live Lyn Bing and Porg [sic] Bing, Vancouver, Canada'. Bing refers to the four letter as 'the 5th. of the Epistles', indicating that one is missing from the sequence. In the first letter (16pp) Paul Bing declares that his brother's last letter 'has been read and re-read', reassuring him that there is no reason why he shouldn't 'need to ask innumerable questions and to seek re-affirmation about matters which really you should know by now'. In the first letter he discusses at length the following subjects: 'Tractors', 'Ploughing of Sod', 'Heavy Disc Harrow', 'Manure in Grassland'. In the second letter he continues on the subjects of 'Lime', 'Silage', 'Silos and Fermentation', 'Fermentation', 'Cost of Ensilage' and 'Pasture Mixture'. The third letter (headed 'IV') deals with 'Threshing' and 'Unloading', the second subject illustrated by three diagrams. The fourth letter is headed 'Continuing the Epistles', and deals with 'the feeding of calves, heifers and cows', 'Wet-nursing', 'milking' and 'Electric Fencing', The letter also contains tables on 'Influence of Storage Methods', 'Liquid Manure in Tanks', 'Relative Effect from Liquid Manure Application' and 'Incorporation of Liquid Manure on open Land.' Also present is a letter (4pp., 4to) to 'Dear Brother Jens' from 'George', dated 22 September 1944. It begins: 'Last evening I was visiting our brother Paul - temporary and out for a drive - and Lynette very kindly read me your very interesting letter.'