Fruitland Nurseries notebooks

Fruitland Nurseries notebooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse
Title: Fruitland Nurseries notebooks
Dates: 1861-1915
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3130

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two notebooks kept by Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans of Fruitland Nurseries (Augusta, Georgia) from 1861-1915. Volume 1 contains drawings of grapes and grape leaves, some partly in watercolor; for some varieties, handwritten notes identify southern growers as Berckmans’ source, including Dr. A.P. Wylie, G. Speth, J.A. Rion, and Dr. S.J. Kenworthy. The volume also includes newspaper clippings and letters from other growers. Volume 2 includes drawings of peaches, apples, pears, plums, oranges, tangerines, strawberries and pecans; and clippings, advertisements for nurseries, and letters from growers.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Drawings (visual works)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Fruitland Nurseries notebooks, ms3130, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Notebook, 1861-1896
22Notebook, 1868-1915