|Creator:||Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonso, 1830-1910|
|Title:||Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook|
|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.|
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.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Prosper J. Berckmans orchard notebook. MS 1261. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Berckmans family papers.