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Author Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868, author.

Title Steward of the land : selected writings of nineteenth-century horticulturist Thomas Affleck / edited and annotated by Lake Douglas.

Published Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Burnley  635.092 AFFL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxviii, 262 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. A Brief Biography of Thomas Affleck. 1. "Thomas Affleck: Missionary to the Planter, the Farmer, and the Gardener" / Robert W. Williams Jr. -- 2. Excerpts from "The Texas Career of Thomas Affleck" / Fred Carrington Cole -- II. Selected Writings, 1840-1869. 3. From Western Farmer and Gardener. "Let Us Have a Horticultural Society!" -- Growing Fruit. "Planting Fruit Trees" -- "Pears" -- "Peaches - Information Wanted" -- "Cultivation of the Water Melon" -- "The Grape" -- "Wine-Making" -- On Gardens and Gardening. "The Garden". "The Kitchen and Flower Garden - The Shrubbery and the Orchard" -- On Bees. "The Bee" -- "The Bee - No 2" -- "The Bee - No 3" -- "The Bee - No 4" -- On the Cultivation of Mulberries. "Save and Cultivate Your Mulberries: Success in Silk Growing" -- Observations on Livestock in Kentucky. "Notes from Kentucky, by the Junior Editor" -- Traveling into the Deep South. "A Trip to the South" -- "A Trip to the South," Part 2 -- "A Bear Hunt in the Big Brake" -- Letter to Charles Foster -- "To Charles Foster, Esq: A Stroll in the Woods near Baton Rouge" -- Observations from Mississippi. "Proceedings of the Agricultural Fair" -- 4. From American Agriculturist and Southern Agriculturist. "The Plantation Garden for the South" (from the American Agriculturist's Almanac for 1844) -- "Southern Agricultural Implements" (August 1844) -- "Dogs and Cats" (November 1844) -- On the Cotton Moth. "The Caterpillar" (1846) -- 5. Affleck's Contribution to a National Discussion of Agriculture: Agriculture in the State of Mississippi. "Essay on Grasses for the South" (1849) -- 6. Affleck in New Orleans: Daily Picayune Articles. "The Crops in Mississippi" (July 14, 1849) -- "Drainage of the City" (April 26, 1850) -- "Summer Flowers for the Parlor - The Fuchsia" (May 9, 1851) --
Contents note continued: 7. On Roses. "The Rose," Nos. 1-8 (New Orleans Daily Picayune, November-December 1856) -- 8. The Health and Management of Enslaved Plantation Workers. "On the Hygiene of Cotton Plantations and the Management of Negro Slaves" (Southern Medical Reports, Vol. 2, 1851) -- 9. On Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Article from the Natchez Daily Courier (October 24, 1854) -- 10. Letters from Texas. Weekly Telegraph, Houston (1858-66) -- Dallas Herald (June 23, 1866) -- 11. From Hedging and Hedging Plants, in the Southern States (1869) -- Chronology. Thomas Affleck's Life and Related People and Events.
Other author Douglas, Lake, 1949- editor.
Subject Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868.
Horticulturists -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Horticulture -- United States.
ISBN 9780807158104 (cloth : alk. paper)