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Jesse Collings. Colour lithograph by L. Ward (Spy), 1888.

  • Ward, Leslie, Sir, 1851-1922.
Dec.r 1 1888
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Also known as

Three acres and a cow


Advocate of free education and of land reform. Mayor of Birmingham from 1878 to 1880. Liberal Member of Parliament for Ipswich 1880-1886; Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for Bordesley, Birmingham, 1886-1918. "It was he who, in 1885, began to use the phrase 'three acres and a cow', which for many years was the war-cry of the land-reformers" (Oxford dictionary of national biography). Author of Land reform (1906), The colonization of rural Britain (1914), and The Great War: its lessons and warnings (1915) (ibid.)


[London] : Vanity fair, Dec.r 1 1888 ([London] : Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, lith.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 31.5 x 19 cm


"3 acres and a cow". Spy. Vanity fair.


Wellcome Library no. 820908i


  • English

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