Mills, John (d. 1784?)


Author of numerous works on agriculture including an Essay on the Management of Bees (1766), an Essay on the Weather (1772), and a Treatise on Cattle (1776). His chief work, A New and Complete System of Husbandry (5 vols., London, 1762-1765), the earliest complete treatise on all branches of agriculture, was reissued in 1767 as A New System of Practical Husbandry.

In 1765, Franklin helped to nominate him to for membership to the Royal Society. The first foreign associate of the French Agricultural Society (1767-84).