Henry Fellows Horticultural Correspondence

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Collection Overview
Title: Henry Fellows Horticultural Correspondence
Creator: Fellows, Henry
Call Number: D.443
Dates: 1855-1917
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Henry Fellows was a wholesale and retail nurseryman from Penfield, New York, east of Rochester in Monroe County. Fellows specialized in cultivating many varieties of fruit trees and shrubs. He sold his stock and seedlings to farmers and other nurserymen across the United States and occasionally in Canada, most often in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Several of Fellows's correspondents acted as his agents in distant territories, their letters containing estimates of the states of farming, land speculation, and economy in different areas throughout the 1850s, culminating in the disastrous Panic of 1857 that befell many of the agricultural regions Fellows supplied.

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Scope and Content
The letters of the Fellows Horticultural Correspondence (purchased in May 2008) also document the wide range of orders Fellows received and filled, the prices he charged, methods of payment, shipping arrangements, remarks of quality (positive and negative), and a wide range of other horticultural and agricultural topics. Most are dated 1855-1859.

New York (State)--Rochester
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Fellows, Henry
Nursery growers
(Name of item, if applicable), Henry Fellows Horticultural Correspondence, 1855-1917. Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp

Content List
Box 1
Folder 1. Correspondence from various American states and Canada (1856-61) - Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nova Scotia
Folder 2. Correspondence of S.W. Bristol, Belvidere, Il (1855-60)
Folder 3. Correspondence of E. Drake, Cobourg, Ontario (1858-60)
Folder 4. Correspondence of agent L.A. Dunham, Richmond, KY (1858)
Folder 5. Correspondence of agent D.P. Fuller, White Lake, MI (1854-55)
Folder 6. Correspondence of A.A. Huntington, Columbus, WI (1855-56)
Folder 7. Correspondence of John P. Parson and partner H. Wilbers, nurserymen (1856-60)
Folder 8. Correspondence of agent T.H. Skidmore (1859)
Folder 9. Correspondence - miscellaneous (1858-59)
Folder 10. Legal documents and lists (1858-1917)
Folder 11. New York State (1858-60)
Folder 12. Oregon Territory (1855-56)

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