Fletcher, of Whitton, near Jedburgh, recorded dates of sowing, germination, blossoming and places of origin of plants in his garden, and occasionally the agent from whom they were obtained. He checked his own varieties against a list of rare species, noted seeds that could be imported from the North American colonies, especially Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland, and from Spain and Aleppo, Syria
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records created and maintained by Richard H. Hider, Supervisory Horticulturist and later Supervisor, Graphics and Production, documenting horticulture activities and plantings throughout the various zoo facilities and exhibits. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, species lists, contractual information, planning documents, photographs, and maps and plans.
Scope and Contents Horticulture series Publications relating to the departmental graduate program and proceedings of training schools, seminars and conferences on growing fruit, vegetable and garden crops.
Scope and Contents "Horticulture Facts" (1979- ) and "Better Farming in Illinois - A Report from Horticulture (1963-77) consisting of duplicated reports prepared by members of the Department of Horticulture for distribution by the Extension Service to farm advisers, farmers and homemakers, concerning bees, flowers, nurseries, turfgrass, vegetable crops, flower, arranging, flower growing, fruit growing and vegetable growing.
5 papers prepared for Professor Carl F. Gortzig's class Horticulture 100. Subjects range from particular plants and people to the practice of medicine (leechcraft) in medieval times using plants. Authors include D. Nicole Gallegos, Eric Hsu, Ellan Spero, Sean Williams and Kate Williams
Scope and Contents Printed and duplicated publications of the Department of Horticulture, including brochures on career opportunities (1958, 1964) and opportunities for graduated study (1965-66), publications lists (1974), programs for Horticultural Visitors Days (1965-66), lists of faculty (1965, 1973), turfgrass field days, a report on the horticulture research program (1966), retirement activities in horticulture, faculty writings on general horticultural topics and grant requests. The series includes "Illinois Nursery Notes." and "Illini Turfgrass Update".