The Civil War in Primary Resources: An Exhibition by the Special Collections Library


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I enclose B--- for Anna and the children send your children some Calycencpus Calycanthus.

Bowling Green, Ky. April 25, 1862

Dear Brother

I sent, day before yesterday, four varieties of strawberry Plants. I could not write at the time as I was very busy. I sent you only a half dozen plants of each kind, that will give you a start. “Jenny Lind,” “Triumph De Gaud,” “McAvery Superior” and “Vicomtesse Hericart De Thury.” The latter is said to be an excellent variety. I have not tested either yet, except the Jenny Lind. My strawberry beds at the farm are looking very well barring the weeds. We still continue having so much rain that it is impossible to work the ground and I have been so busy at the store that I could not help, if the weather was good. The marks of the Strawberry beds were nearly all gone and wagons had run over them but I think will yield well. The foreign varieties did not intermix as much as I expected they would. I have sent for about 150 Qt. Strawberry baskets like the one you have with some pints and intend sending berries to market if we have a plenty. The basket --- in Connecticut, in crates of . . .


Bowling Green, KY, U.S. Civil War 1861-1865, Strawberries


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