The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A group of islands in the S. Atlantic, 240 m. E. of Tierra del Fuego; discovered in 1592 by Davis; purchased from the French in 1764 by Spain, but afterwards ceded to Britain, by whom they were occupied in 1833 and used as a convict settlement until 1852; besides E. and W. Falkland there are upwards of 100 small islands, mostly barren; wheat and flax are raised, but sheep-farming is the main industry.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Falkland Islands'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/falkland-islands.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.