Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse
Title: Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook
Dates: circa 1857
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (1 notebook)
Coll. Number: ms1261

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Fruit trees--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Related Material

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Orchard notebook