William A. Yates Papers

Identity elements

Reference code

US TxAM-C 1193

Level of description



William A. Yates Papers


  • 1913; Undated (Creation)


1 Box

Name of creator

Biographical history

William A. Yates was a horticulturist, whose observations on root or stem tumors were included in the Annual Report, Bulletin No. 38 (March 1896) for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, and published W.A. Yates' Catalogue and Price List of Nursery Stock in 1902 (Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection). Brought to Brenham, TX by William H. Watson, who founded the Rosedale Nursery in 1874, Yates help run the nursery along with John T. Herbert, William W. Haupt, D.R. Eldred, William Falconer, William Baker, James B. Baker, and Watson's children.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

This collection mostly contains information on Wiliam Watson, his life, and his work as a nurseryman working with growing roses, and fruit trees in Texas. Other items in the collection include a nursery catalog circa 1910 (possibly Watson's?), and the Brenham Banner Press September 9, 1926 issue containing several articles written by Yates.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired between Fall 1972 and Spring 1973.


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: Samantha Reagan and Jenny Reibenspies.

Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places