Thorburn's Nursery

"Thorburn & Co., New York, founded in 1805 by Grant Thorburn {the original of "Lawrie Todd" in the novel by Thomas Galt). Before he sold seeds he had a shop where he sold flower-pots and when unable to get seeds, he had to grow them and hence became the first seedsman. Catalogue 1918."--1939 AIS Checklist.

Note; For its time, the firm offered a comparable number of Irises to other catalogs in its period. For example in 1888 it offered seed of Iris tenax and mixed plants of Japanese Irises and mixed germanica. By 1904 there were over a dozen Japanese listed by name and another dozen of other types. The 1891 catalog was probably one of the first to offer seed of Iris pabularia. For a listing of 115+ Thorburn Catalogs go to the Biodiversity Heritage Library with this link; http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/creator/125384#/titles

A sample of Catalogs

Thorburns 1873catalog Thorburn 1891catalog Thorburn 1904catalog
Thorburn 1907catalog Thorburn 1908catalog Thorburn 1910catalog

For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/

Master list

Info1844CatalogThorburns
1844 catalog Thorburn's Thorburn 1844 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/ ...
Info1862CatalogThorburns
1862 catalog Thorburn's Thorburn 1862 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/ ...
Info1871CatalogThorburns
1871 catalog Thorburn's Thorburn 1871 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/ ...
Info1873CatalogThorburn
1873 catalog Thorburn's Click on image to view catalog Thorburns 1873 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society a...
Info1882CatalogThorburn
Thorburn 1882 bulb catalog Limited list of Iris page 20. Note, more named Ixias available than Iris Thorburn 1882 For more information on historic Irises vis...
Info1884CatalogThorburn
1884 bulb catalog Thorburn Thorburn 1884 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/...
Info1891CatalogThorburns
Thorburn's 1891 Seed Catalog This appears to be one of the first offerings of Iris pabularia page 26 Thorburn 1891 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18...
Info1900CatalogThorburn
1900 catalog of Thorburn Co. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/173805#page/3/mode/1up For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Pres...
Info1901CatalogThorburns
1901 catalog Thorburn's Fall Bulb Thorburn 1901 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historicir...
Info1902CatalogThorburn
1902 Fall catalog Thorburn Thorburn 1902 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.org/...
Info1903CatalogThorburns
1903 catalog Thorburn's Fall Bulb Thorburn 1903 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historicir...
Info1904CatalogThorburn
Thorburn's 1904 Fall Bulb Catalog Click on image to view catalog Thorburn 1904 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/176427#page/3/mode/1up For more inform...
Info1906CatalogThorburnBulbs
1906 Catalog Thorburn's bulbs Thorburn 1906 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at http://www.historiciris.or...
Info1907CatalogThorburnFall
Thorburn's 1907 Fall Catalog Click on image to view catalog Thorburn 1907 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Societ...
Info1908CatalogThorburn
Thorburn's 1908 Bulb Catalog Click on image to view catalog Thorburn 1908 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180917#page/3/mode/1up For more information...
Info1910CatalogThorburn
Thorburn's 1910 Catalog Click on image to view catalog Thorburn 1910 For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at ...
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-- BobPries - 2015-06-30
Topic revision: r2 - 21 Dec 2016, BobPries
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