History of the apple in New York State
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Wilson, Charles Scoon
Topics covered include the introduction of the apple into North America, the introduction of the apple into New York State, the influence of the early botanic gardens, the influence of Native Americans on the history of the apple in New York State, and descriptions of the early varieties.
Thesis (M.S.)--Cornell University, 1905. The author, Charles S. Wilson was a fruit grower in Hall, NY. He attended Cornell University and later taught there. He was New York state commissioner of agriculture from 1915-1920. (For additional biographical details of him, see "RUS, A register of the rural leadership in the United States and Canada," compiled by L. H. Bailey, Ithaca, NY, 1920. page 489.) Photo of Wilson comes from: Proceedings of the Sixty-First Annual Meeting..., Western New York Horticultural Society, 1916, page 67.
apple; malus; horticulture; agriculture; pomology; fruit; history; New York State; NYS; Geneva; indian; cultivars
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