Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonso, 1830-1910
Title: Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook
Dates: circa 1857
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 volume; housed with MS 1260)
Abstract:The collection consists of a notebook kept by Prosper J. Berckmans regarding his orchard in ca. 1857. The notebook contains drawings and descriptions of various species of gooseberries and other fruits and vegetables including apples, pumpkins, and pears.
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.

Index Terms

Fruit trees--Georgia.
Nurseries (Horticulture)--Georgia.

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

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

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Berckmans family papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Orchard notebook