Berckmans family papers

Berckmans family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Berckmans family
Creator: Berckmans, Louis Mathieu Edward, 1801-1883
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonso, 1830-1910
Title: Berckmans family papers
Dates: 1840-1852
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.
Coll. Number: ms122(m)
Entire collection in French.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Fruitland Nursery (Augusta, Ga.)
Landscape design.
Landscaping plans.
United States--Description and travel.
United States--Social life and customs--1783-1865.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Berckmans family papers, MS 122. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Prosper Julius Alphonso Berckmans orchard notebook.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

3 - 4Plan d'une ferme économique
5Ferme modèle
6Heyst Op Den Berg - A Monsieur Berckmans L: M: E:, March 23, 1852
7Indicateur - Général, 1846