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Catalogue - Unwins of Histon Wholesale Catalogue of Sweet Peas, W.J. Unwin, Autumn 1937 Document Reg. No: HT 15282

Summary:
Unwins of Histon Wholesale Catalogue of Sweet Peas, Autumn 1937.

This item forms part of the Nowell Collection. This extensive collection includes: gardening tools, horticultural journals, trade literature, prize certificates, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, seeds, books on gardening and poultry.

Mr Clifford Nowell had over 30 years experience in all branches of horticulture before working as a gardening instructor at Burnley Horticultural College in Melbourne from 1944 to 1959. Mr Nowell was also a well regarded specialist grower of sweet peas who successfully exhibited his flowers and ran a sweet pea seed business. He had a seed farm in Blackburn from which he hand selected seeds and then sold by catalogue from his Box Hill address in the 1930s.
Description:
Catalogue of glossy off-white paper printed in black ink. The cover features a photograph of a vase of cut sweet peas, with the title printed around. The fifteen pages feature text and illustrations of sweet peas, with crosses handwritten next to some varieties.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width), 208 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: horticulture
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Horticulture
Tertiary Classification: seed catalogues
Inscriptions: Cover: "UNWINS OF HISTON / SPECIAL WHOLESALE OFFER OF SWEET PEAS / AUTUMN 1937 / AUTUMN 1937 / W.J. UNWIN LIMITED / SWEET PEA SPECIALISTS & SEEDSMEN / HISTON, CAMBS."

Further text throughout.
Publisher: WJ Unwin Limited, Histon, Cambridgeshire, England, Great Britain, 1937
Past Owner or User: (Estate of) Mr C. Nowell - Nowell Collection, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Arthur Winzenried, Green Grows Our Garden: a Centenary History of Horticultural Education at Burnley, South Yarra, 1991

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