United Society of Shakers,-- Shaker Library
Twenty-six items, chiefly correspondence, but also deeds, poems, and other mss., of members of the Shaker community at New Gloucester (Sabbathday Lake), Me Includes census (1848), compiled by Otis Sawyer, listing ages and birthdays of members; letter (23 Jan. 1848) from Ransom Gilman, written from Ellsworth, Me., regarding his travels on a sales trip with seeds; and descriptions (1849-1852) of improvements made in the Church Family, led by Gilman and Sawyer, describing repair and construction projects
State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
Posters advertising the Smithsonian Institution's Seeds of Change exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center in 1992
Missouri Botanical Garden - Peter H. Raven Library
Incoming correspondence to George Engelmann from Clothar Böttcher, for 1854-1855. The correspondence relates to the shipment of snakes to Engelmann. Request for cactus seeds for Mr. Moritz Leeger
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Theodosia Burr Shepherd was born in Keosauqua, Iowa. She was the daughter of Augustus Hall, a lawyer who later became Chief Justice of Nebraska. She married W.E. Shepherd on September 9, 1866, and they moved to California for her health in 1873. In 1881 she sent a package to Peter Henderson, a seedsman in New York, who encouraged her to grow seeds and flowers in the Ventura climate. She built up a business, the Theodosia B. Shepherd Company, which annually issued a retail catalogue and two wholesale lists. The business was incorporated in 1902. She wrote and lectured on plant life, her hybridization work, and her success in the seed industry. The Collection contains correspondence, 2 scrapbooks, photographs, and printed materials related to Theodosia Burr Shepherd and her work as a pioneer of seed culture in Ventura, CA. Includes a typescript biography of Theodosia B. Shepherd by her daughter, Myrtle Shepherd Francis.
University of California, Davis - Shields Library
Company ledgers (1879-1946), advertising posters (1890-1918), original artwork (1896-1906), photographs, realia, and sales notebooks
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection contains correspondence, 2 scrapbooks, photographs, and printed materials related to Theodosia Burr Shepherd and her work as a pioneer of seed culture in Ventura, California. Includes a typescript biography of Theodosia B. Shepherd by her daughter, Myrtle Shepherd Francis. Most of the correspondence is to and from Myrtle S. Francis, who controlled the Theodosia B. Shepherd Company and its flower gardens after her mother's death. Correspondents include Florence Yoch and Luther Burbank. Many photographs in the collection are of various plants and flowers, and others are of Theodosia Burr Shepherd and Myrtle Shepherd Francis
Louisiana State University - Special Collections
Receipt from Illinois Central Railroad Company for sacks of seed from E.B. Hendrick and Company, commission merchants, of Cairo, Ill., to be shipped to W.H. Mann of Gilman, Ill
Cornell University Libraries
Collection pertains to Gardner's interest in various New York seed growers organizations, including prospectus, incorporation certificate, by-laws, and minutes of the New York State Foundation Seed Stocks Cooperative, Inc., of which Gardner was the first president, also letters on its establishment, administration, finances, and activities; correspondence, records, and printed material relating to the New York Seed Improvement Cooperative Association, Inc., pertaining to meetings, finances, and seed experiments at the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, and the Seed Growers' School there; and technical subjects. Also, items relating to the American Seed Trade Association, including correpondence, 1919, discussing admission of the Gardner Seed Company to the organization, and a speech Gardner delivered at an ASTA meeting in 1950
Detroit Public Library - Special Collections
Pertains to his seed business, D.M. Ferry & Co., Detroit