Saturday, October 22, 2016

1827 - John B. Russell, Seedsman, Boston, Massachusetts

I live in Connecticut but feel Boston is my city so this caught my interest.  I  just happened across this John B. Russell seed catalog in Google Books.  I didn't find a better copy anywhere, so I'll share what I have with you.  

I did find a few ads that Russell placed in the New England Farmer paper when he was looking for farmers to hire to run his seed farms.  

This is interesting - its from the catalog.  Russell seems to be an active wheeler dealer!  He was the publisher for the The New England Farmer newspaper as well.

And, he sold Squirting Cucumbers!!!