West Chester, Pa: Printed for the Proprietors, 1859.
Tenth edition. [title page, blank], 7-36 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue printed wrappers; pencil marks to title page, foxing throughout Romaine p. 325, (Phi). OCLC , (EHF, lacking front printed wrapper.). Item #234810
In the second half of the 19th-century West Chester, Pennsylvania became known for its nurseries. With easy access from a branch line to the Pennsylvania Main Line, nurseries in the area could service much of the east coast and Canada.
Morris Nurseries was founded in 1849, and as of the printing of this catalogue had "70 acres devoted to tree culture". J.L. and Jasper Darlington, proprietors of the Morris Nurseries, were from the distinguished West Chester Darlington family that included famed horticulurist William Darlington
An interesting record of the unprecedented abundance and choice of gardening and farming products that railways made available to consumers in the 19th-century.
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