Philip Bork Papers

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Philip Bork Papers
Creator: Bork, Philip
Call Number: D.278
Dates: 1880s-1915
Physical Description: 9 albums
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Collection Overview
Title: Philip Bork Papers
Creator: Bork, Philip
Call Number: D.278
Dates: 1880s-1915
Physical Description: 9 albums
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Philip Bork was the owner of a retail nursery in Tiffin, Ohio.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of printed nursery catalogs, miscellaneous flyers, and letters sent to him by other wholesale nurseries between the 1880s and 1915. The catalogs give a list of the nursery's stock and the price for the stock in various quantities. The flyers usually highlight one product of a nursery and give a detailed description of that product. The letters are also descriptions of items for sale or invoices for stock Bork purchased. The literature is from nurserymen in seventeen states, the majority coming from New York (including several Rochester nurseries), Alabama, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio and New Jersey. Other states represented include California, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Virginia.

Arrangement
The description of the collection is arranged alphabetically by the state the document comes from, then by the city and last by the name of the nursery. The list also includes the date, format, and brief description of each item.

Subject(s):
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Trade catalogs
Bork, Philip
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Stephen A. Resnick.Access
The Philip Bork Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Philip Bork Papers, D.278, 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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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