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Berckmans family papers

Berckmans family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Berckmans family papers
Creator: Berckmans family
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1852
Extent: 4 folder(s) (3 folders and 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: ms122
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Louis Mathieu Edward Berckmans (1801-1883), and his son, Prosper Julius Alphonso Berckmans, born in Belgium, moved to Augusta, Georgia, and established Fruitland Nursery (now Augusta National Golf Club).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of items belonging to the Berckmans family of Augusta, Georgia: a passport of Louis Mathieu Edward Berckmans (1840); volume containing water color landscape drawings and plant descriptions of a model farm and estate (1846); journal of Prosper Berckmans, titled Voyage en Amerique, 1850, describing the life and customs in the various sections of America visited by Berckmans.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Berckmans family papers, ms122, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Alonzo Purdy in 1947.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Berckmans, Louis Mathieu Edward, 1801-1883
Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse
Landscape design.
Landscaping plans.
United States -- Description and travel.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1783-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Passport Access Online
12Journal of watercolor drawings Access Online
1Plan d'une ferme économique
1Ferme modèle
1Heyst Op Den Berg [map Belgium], 1852