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William A. Yates Papers
- 1913; Undated (Creation)
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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.
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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.
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Acquired between Fall 1972 and Spring 1973.
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Finding Aid Authors: Samantha Reagan and Jenny Reibenspies.
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