Henry Fellows Horticultural Correspondence

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Henry Fellows Horticultural correspondence
Creator: Fellows, Henry
Call Number: D.443
Dates: 1855-1917
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
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
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Henry Fellows Horticultural correspondence
Creator: Fellows, Henry
Call Number: D.443
Dates: 1855-1917
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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.

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.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Correspondence
Fellows, Henry
Nursery growers
Access
The Henry Fellows Horticultural correspondence 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
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[Item title, item date], Henry Fellows Horticultural correspondence, D.443, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence from various American states and Canada, 1856-1861
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nova Scotia

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence of S.W. Bristol, Belvidere, Il, 1855-1860
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence of E. Drake, Cobourg, Ontario, 1858-1860
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence of agent L.A. Dunham, Richmond, KY, 1858
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence of agent D.P. Fuller, White Lake, MI, 1854-1855
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence of A.A. Huntington, Columbus, WI, 1855-1856
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence of John P. Parson and partner H. Wilbers, nurserymen, 1856-1860
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence of agent T.H. Skidmore, 1859
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence - miscellaneous, 1858-1859
Box 1, Folder 10Legal documents and lists, 1858-1917
Box 1, Folder 11New York State, 1858-1860
Box 1, Folder 12Oregon Territory, 1855-1856


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