Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Descriptive Summary

Title: Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse
Inclusive Dates: circa 1857
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 notebook)
Collection Number: ms1261
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Prosper Julius Alphonso Berckmans (1830-1910), and his father, Louis Mathieu Berckmans, born in Belgium, moved to Augusta, Georgia, established Fruitlands Nursery (now Augusta National Golf Club).

For more information, see the article Berckmans Nursery in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a notebook kept by Prosper J. Berckmans. The notebook contains sketches and descriptions of various species of fruits and vegetables, including gooseberries, apples, pumpkins, and pears.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook, ms 1261. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Berckmans family papers, ms 122.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Orchard notebook

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