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|Size||8.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)|
|Abstract||Creighton Lee Calhoun (1934-2020) was a white heirloom southern apple collector, author, and retired Army lieutenant colonel who lived in Chatham County, N.C. The Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples consist of notebook binders of images of apples, Calhoun's correspondence with apple cultivators in the South, his annotated research files documenting southern apple varieties and their origins, and newspaper clippings about apple varieties and his apple research. Also included are several visual catalogs used by traveling nursery vendors that illustrate apples.|
|Creator||Calhoun, Creighton Lee, Jr., 1934-|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Creighton Lee Calhoun (1934-2020) was a white retired Army lieutenant colonel who lived in Chatham County, N.C., near the Haw River, until his death in February 2020. He spent over thirty years collecting heirloom southern apple varieties in the hope of sustaining them. Along with his wife, Edith Calhoun, he authored the definitive history of southern apple varieties, Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts , offering both their human and natural history. Calhoun also helped establish the Horne Creek Living Farm.Back to Top
The Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples consist of notebook binders of images of apples, Calhoun's correspondence with apple cultivators in the South, his annotated research files documenting southern apple varieties and their origins, and newspaper clippings about apple varieties and his apple research. Also included are several visual catalogs used by traveling nursery vendors that illustrate apples.Back to Top
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103397
Delaware, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina.
A Collection of Southern Nursery Catalogs, Apple Sections Only #05780, Series: "Original deposit of August 2018, 1970s-2010." Box 4
South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas, Florida.
A Compilation of Southern Catalog Listings #05780, Series: "Original deposit of August 2018, 1970s-2010." Box 4
American Pomological Society Proceedings, 1871; Southern Apple and Peach Culturist, 1872; Gardening for the South, 1885; Southern Cultivator, 1866; Cider; Catalogue of Fruit and Flower Plates, 1877.
Binder with correspondence and photographs from other apple growers and enthusiasts, 1980s-1990s #05780, Series: "Original deposit of August 2018, 1970s-2010." Box 5
Includes apple name, orchard location, correspondence, source information.
|Photograph Album PA-05780/1|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/2|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/3|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/4|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/5|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/6|
|Photograph Album PA-05780/7|
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103718
Letters exchanged between Calhoun and other heirloom apple growers and enthusiasts. Also includes some background about Calhoun's search for apple varieties.
About apple varieties and Calhoun's apple research.
Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2018
Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2018
Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2019
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