Botanist's Correspondence, 1901-1910 | University of Illinois Archives
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Letterpress copybooks containing the correspondence of Thomas J. Burrill, Experiment Station Botanist, with farmers and other citizens of Illinois and botanists and plant pathologists in other states concerning growing plants in Illinois, especially fruit, ginseng, alfalfa and mushrooms; identification, history and characteristics of plants and plant fungi; analyses of grass samples; identification and methods of eradicating noxious weeds, especially canada thistle, quack grass amd sorrel; analyses of plant and fruit tree diseases like bitter rot, pear blight, apple blight, twig blight, black rot and blackberry disease; reports on plant diseases found in specimens; forestry and tree planting, especially catalpa, black locust and fence posts.
The letterbooks contain a history of the University forestry plantation, 10/1/03; a five-page report on fruit tree names and grafting, 10/11/06; a two-page report on the practicability of the University producing a diphtheria vaccine, 10/26/06; a university milk route and tuberculin testing, 6/2/08 and a letter relating to the Y.M.C.A., 5/16/03.
Letterbook:1)9/3/1901 to 7/9/1903; 2)7/9/1903 to 5/9/1905; 3)5/23/1905 to 12/21/1906; 4)1/5/1907 to 5/19/1908; 5)5/20/1908 to 9/30/1909; 6)10/5/1909 to 1/22/1910