Collections tagged Agriculture and Farming

Leonidas Polk Family Papers

Leonidas Polk Family Papers

Leonidas Polk, first Bishop of Louisiana, founded the University of the South. Born to a wealthy planter family in North Carolina, Polk first attended West Point, but turned his attention toward the episcopacy. In the immediate antebellum period the Episcopal church spread south and west,...

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Home Interest Society Minutes

Home Interest Society Minutes

Home Interest, which refers to itself as a “Society,” was founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on August 27th, 1870 and has met monthly (more or less) to the present day. Early in its existence, meetings were not held in June and July to free up members to attend to agricultural and...

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Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

The Enterprise Farmers’ Club is an agricultural association in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since its formation in 1865. The group meets to discuss and exchange thoughts and information related to agricultural practices and the business of farming. The meeting agendas have...

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Iowa Seed Catalogs

Iowa Seed Catalogs

This collection contains trade catalogs, 1881-1922, from Iowa seed companies, such as the Iowa Seed Company and Dorr's Iowa Seeds. Catalogs include seeds and bulbs for flowers, trees, herbs, ornamental shrubs, vegetables, grains, grasses, and fruit. In addition, the catalogs often also include...

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Nimrod Porter Papers

Nimrod Porter Papers

Farmer and sheriff in Maury County, Tenn. Diary and other records of Nimrod Porter. The diary, 1861–1871, records daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; weather; farm and business activities; operations of Union and Confederate armies and guerillas in Maury County and vicinity; news...

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Philemon P. Black Journals

Philemon P. Black Journals

Philemon P. Black (1825-1901), from Chautauqua County, New York, farmed 80 acres of land that he called Sunnyside Ranch, on the north side of Terry Lake near Fort Collins, Colorado. He came to the Fort Collins area in 1874. His pioneering efforts to grow fruit in the Cache la Poudre valley...

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Horticultural Society

Horticultural Society

The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since February 28, 1863! Read about the decisions, members, and happenings of the Society. This collection includes both typewritten and handwritten documents. When formed, the society was seen as...

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George Wesley Johnson Farm Journal

George Wesley Johnson Farm Journal

Farm journal, 1853–1866, kept by George Wesley Johnson, a white merchant, postmaster, farmer, landowner, and enslaver in Davie County, North Carolina. The journal primarily documents daily farm operations, including what he planted, the methods he used, and the crops he yielded, as well as...

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John Fletcher Comer Journal

John Fletcher Comer Journal

John Fletcher Comer was a cotton planter of Barbour County, Ala., where he also ran a sawmill and corn mill. J.F. Comer was the father of Braxton Bragg Comer, who, in 1906, became governor of Alabama. The collection is a journal kept by John Fletcher Comer containing various kinds of records...

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