|Creator:||Berckmans, Louis Mathieu Edward, 1801-1883|
|Creator:||Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonso, 1830-1910|
|Title:||Berckmans family papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (7 folders housed with minor collections MS 120- MS 122)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of the Berckmans family of Augusta, Georgia from 1840-1852. The papers include the passport (1840) of L.M.E. Berckmans and his wife; a volume of water color landscape drawings and plant descriptions of a model farm and estate (possibly Fruitland Nursery) done for L.M.E. Berckmans (1846); and a journal (1850) of Prosper Berckmans describing his voyage to America and the subsequent social life and customs he witnessed during his travels. For more information, see the article "Berckmans Nursery" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.|
|Entire collection in French.|
Louis Mathieu Edward Berckmans (1801-1883), and his son, Prosper Julius Alphonso Berckmans, born in Belgium, moved to Augusta, Georgia, established Fruitland Nursery (now Augusta National Golf Club).
Arranged by record type.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Berckmans family papers, MS 122. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Prosper Julius Alphonso Berckmans orchard notebook.