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Catalogue - Unwins, 1937 Reg. No: HT 15027
- Catalogue titled 'Unwins of Histon 1937'. Published by WJ Unwin Ltd, it contains information and prices for sweet peas, flower seeds, vegetable seeds, gladioli and bulbs for spring planting. Unwins was established by William Unwin in 1903, when he sold his first sweet pea seeds. In 1914 William's son Charles, joined his father in the business, as did another son Frank, who had a particular interest in gladioli. The firm soon became general seedsmen, offering a wide range of flowers and vegetables. The family bred not only sweet peas and gladioli but also dahlias, tomatoes and culinary peas, among others. Originally selling their seeds by mail order only, in the late 1950s they began to supply seeds in full-colour packets to gardening shops and garden centres also.
- Folded paper with colour illustrations
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge
|Dimensions:||190 mm (Width), 245 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||magazines, domestic life, gardening|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||DOMESTIC LIFE|
|Tertiary Classification:||reference materials|
|Inscriptions:||Title: "UNWINS / OF HISTON / 1937 / Unwins Primulinus / Hybrid Gladioli"
Extensive text throughout.
|Publisher:||WJ Unwin Limited, Histon, Cambridgeshire, England, Great Britain, 1937|
|User:||(Estate of) Mr C. Nowell - Nowell Collection, Melbourne, Australia, 1937|