Contents and Arrangement

American farmer establishment, 1835

1 box

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed in triple column on p. [1] only; previous fold, else about fine. Autograph letter, approx. 125 words, signed by Hitchcock on p. [3]. Description of the establishment and its merchandise and services offered, as well as its periodical The Farmer and Gardener. Hitchcock describes his establishment as "comprising a stock and experimental farm; a nursery and seed and flower garden; a store for the sale of field and garden seeds and agricultural implements and books; a general agricultural and horticultural agency; the publication office of the 'Farmer & Gardener,' and Live-Stock Breeder & Manager,' and of 'Hints to Farmers,' and an office of application for farmers, gardeners, overseers, managers, &c." The integral autograph letter is addressed to C. Bernie of Taney Town, Maryland, and asks about any Merino rams for sale. The American Farmer was a weekly focusing on rural economy and printed in Baltimore, 1819-1897; Hitchcock (1793-1868) was one of its editors and the proprietor of various business establishements associated with it. Not in OCLC.


Arrangement follows the order of the original Excel inventory.


Baltimore: Hitchcock, I. Irvine

Collection History

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Finding aid created via automated processes by Regine Heberlein, 2017.

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Credit this material:

American farmer establishment; Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, RBD2, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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