Fruitland Nurseries notebooks

Fruitland Nurseries notebooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fruitland Nurseries notebooks
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1915
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3130
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two notebooks kept by Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans of Fruitland Nurseries (Augusta, Georgia) from 1861-1915. Volume 1 contains drawings of grapes and grape leaves, some partly in watercolor; for some varieties, handwritten notes identify southern growers as Berckmans' source, including Dr. A.P. Wylie, G. Speth, J.A. Rion, and Dr. S.J. Kenworthy. The volume also includes newspaper clippings and letters from other growers. Volume 2 includes drawings of peaches, apples, pears, plums, oranges, tangerines, strawberries and pecans; and clippings, advertisements for nurseries, and letters from growers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fruitland Nurseries notebooks, ms3130, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Notebook, 1861-1896
22Notebook, 1868-1915

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