Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- IV -- THE PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES
- 61 -- GARDENING, HORTICULTURE, AND FORESTRY
- HORTICULTURE

HORTICULTURE

Special subjects, such as fruits and flower growing, are well covered by monographs, journals, and the publications of specialized organizations. A collection of some interest includes uncataloged seed catalogs. The library presently receives the catalogs of only four companies; but there are, in addition, the catalogs of a number of other companies ranging in date from 1860 to the 1950s, at which time most appear to have been discontinued. All of these catalogs are administered by the Annex Section of the Research Libraries: detailed information about them is available in the "Scrapbook File" of the General Research and Humanities Division.

Materials related to the subject of horticulture may be found in other sections of this Guide. Among those is "Agriculture," described in chapter 59; of particular note is the discussion of various monograph series issued by departments of agriculture and experimental stations, works on plant culture, and the like. In addition, "Botany," treated in chapter 58, contains references to materials of historical importance to the topic of horticulture, including botanical information available in illustrated folio works.

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