Collection SCA362-GA415 - Stark Brothers Nurseries collection.

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Stark Brothers Nurseries collection.

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3 cm of textual records

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Stark Brothers Nurseries was founded in Louisiana, Missouri in 1816. They are known for popularizing the Golden Delicious varietal of apple and are the oldest continuously operating nursery in the United States.

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Materials were collected by Tobias Schantz. It is likely that Tobias ordered apple or other fruit trees from Stark as there was an apple orchard at the family home in Kitchener.

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Materials published by Stark Brothers Nurseries for the purposes of advertising and selling their fruit trees, particularly apple trees.

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Donated by Harold Russell in 1995.


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December 2018, JB

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