George Adam Fike papers, 1828-1867; (bulk 1843-1860).


George Adam Fike papers, 1828-1867; (bulk 1843-1860).

Correspondence of former Dutch Fork resident George Adam Fike, from Henry Summer, and his brother, William Summer, including letter, 2 June 1843, commenting on the settlement of a dispute among factions of the Lutheran Church by which St. John's Lutheran Church, Pomaria, was served on alternate Sundays by pastors from the South Carolina and Tennessee synods; two letters, 3 Aug. and 22 Dec. 1844, discussing William's entry into state politics and his unsuccessful campaign for "Treasurer of the Upper Division"; letter, 14 May 1850, detailing his agricultural and animal husbandry experiments and reporting his election as a corresponding member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; letter 22 Mar. 1852, giving details of the death of Thomas Summer; and letter, 8 Apr. 1867, giving an account of atrocities suffered by the Summer family and neighbors during and after the Civil War; and letters discussing agricultural experiments and operation of Pomaria Nursery, from which William exported ornamental plants throughout the Southeast.

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Resident of Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg District, South Carolina. From the description of George Adam Fike papers, 1828-1867; (bulk 1843-1860). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 29943870 ...

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The Arnold Arboretum has had a long association with its sister institution the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. However, it was during Donald Wyman's tenure as Horticulturist of the Arnold Arboretum, from 1935 to 1969, that the relationship florished. In addition to being a Trustee of the Society, Wyman also served on many of the Society's committees. The various Prize Committes required visiting many Massachusetts' estates and gardens and these visits were often documented through photogra...