Joseph Breck & Sons

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Joseph Breck & Sons was a seed and agricultural implements wholesaler and retailer in Boston, MA during the 19th century. Its founder, noted early horticulturist and botanist Joseph Breck, was a life-long resident of Massachusetts from his birth in 1794 to his death 79 years later in 1873. Breck also served as the Superintendent of the Horticultural Gardens of Lancaster, MA, and as President of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society from 1859-1862. His early notoriety stemmed from a book he wrote in 1833, The Young Florist, only the second book on flowers published in America. His most important work, The Flower Garden, published in 1851, was reprinted in 1860 and went through several editions. Besides his own writings, Breck worked as the editor and publisher of the New England Farmer. In 1835, Breck and Thomas Fessenden started The Horticultural Register and Gardener's Magazine, which ceased publication in 1839.

From the description of Papers, 1829-1906, bulk 1830-1840. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 79000790

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf A. Blanc & Co. Trade catalogs of seeds, 1855-1938. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Abram Walrath Co. Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1898-1924. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Breck-Robinson Nurseries. Catalog, Dealers Price List and Order Forms. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Beard, James, 1903-1985. [Culinary ephemera : informational]. Box 323. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Aebi & Cie. Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1868-1923. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf A. Blanc & Co. Trade catalogs of seeds, 1880-1969. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf A. Walder (Firm). Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1884-1936. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf A.M. Leonard & Son. Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1856-1960. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf A.B. Farquhar Company. Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1848-1929. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Adam Fisher Manufacturing Co. Trade catalogs of household goods and appliances, 1865-1936. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf A.E.G. Elektrizita╠łts Gesellschaft. Trade catalogs of household goods and appliances, 1868-1980. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Baker & Hamilton. Trade catalogs of agriculture, 1848-1929. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Joseph Breck & Sons. Joseph Breck and Sons Illustrated Catalogue. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Joseph Breck & Sons. Papers, 1829-1906, bulk 1830-1840. Winterthur Library
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associatedWith Barrett, G.H. person
associatedWith Breck, Charles H. B. person
associatedWith Breck, Joseph, 1794-1873. person
associatedWith Newell, Joseph R. person
associatedWith Russell, John B. person
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Massachusetts
United States
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Botany
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Horticulture
Periodicals
Seed industry and trade
Seeds
Seeds
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Active 1884

Active 1936

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