Brownville, Ne. . pp., on a bifolium. Minor wear and dust soiling. Faint tanning and foxing. Very good. Item #1662
A brief instructional pamphlet on the transplant and cultivation of fruit trees from Furnas Nurseries of Brownville, Nebraska. Robert W. Furnas was one of the early territorial pioneers who came to Nebraska from Ohio in April 1856. He began to publish the Brownville Nebraska Advertiser shortly after emigrating, and for a time was the only printer in the territory. He edited and published the newspaper until 1867, and served as Governor of Nebraska from 1873 to 1875, but his principal business interest was the tree nursery that he operated with his family in Brownville. He was a very significant figure in the early history of the state, also commanding Nebraska cavalry and Indian troops during the Civil War, acting as Indian Agent for the Omaha after the war, and helping to establish the state Board of Agriculture and the State Fair. "As our reputation as Nurserymen depends upon the success of our Trees, we are deeply interested in their growth; but upon the purchaser fall the responsibility of preserving our reputation and the life of his own trees." Scarce, we locate only the Graff copy at the Newberry and an example at the Nebraska State Historical Society (which Furnas also helped to found).
AII Nebraska 169. Graff 1467.