Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Alta Heiser Collection Index Vol. 4, January 1, 1948 & December 26, 1951. IN 1825, William Henry Harrison was in congress, and sent home a “wild Irish potato from which new kinds may possible be obtained”. In 1828, General Findley, also in congress, sent John Short some “live oak nuts”, which his nephew Lieutenant Irwin secured near Fortress Monroe, Butler County, Ohio. Nurseries and seed establishments were started at an early date. In 1850, we find Mr. Short ordering of the Fulton nursery in Philadelphia, chrysanthemums, pelargonium, rose stock and assorted trees and shrubs.

Leut. Irwin Fortress Monroe, Butler Co, OH live oak nuts 1828_0001Leut. Irwin Fortress Monroe, Butler Co, OH live oak nuts 1828_0002Leut. Irwin Fortress Monroe, Butler Co, OH live oak nuts 1828_0003

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