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Guide to Collections in the University Archives
 
 
Jennings Nursery Records
 
 
Collection 64
Jennings Nursery. Records, 1926-1961
12 ft., 1 in., 4 v.
 
In 1909, Frederick (Fritz) Huber, Jr. and his father Frederick Huber, Sr. started the Jennings Nursery. They got started by driving a wagon to Welsh, about 12 miles, digging up a hedge of Citrus trifoliata and grafting Satsuma stock. They would travel to various places to get cuttings from shrubs that they considered worthwhile.

The early nursery was a small lot next to their first home on the main street of Jennings. Later they developed a 28-acre tract that was Fritz's home place. As the nursery continued to grow, their final location was a 70-acre tract on Highway 90, outside of Jennings. Fritz belonged to many organizations, including American Association of Nurserymen, Texas Association of Nurserymen, Louisiana State Horticultural Association, Inc., American Horticultural Society, Louisiana Camellia Society, American Camellia Society, Louisiana Pecan Growers Association, Southwest Louisiana Nurserymen's Association, and Southern Nurserymen's Association. Through these, he enriched his knowledge of plant materials, and became a well-known and respected figure in these fields.

Frederick (Fritz) Huber, Jr. was born in 1886. He married Regina Simon in 1924. They had two children, a daughter, Catherine, and a son, Frederick Felix (Fritz). He and his wife also had six grandchildren. He died in 1958 in Jennings, Louisiana.

This collection contains business records such as advertisements, correspondence, invoices, photographs, ledgers, etc. dealing with the Jennings Nursery.
 
Series:
 
A. Advertisements Boxes 1 through 4, Box 6
B. Correspondence Boxes 8 through 12
C. Newsletters Boxes 13 through 14
D. Invoices Boxes 15 through 17,
Boxes 24 through 28
E. Photographs Box 18
F. Ledgers, Daybooks Boxes 19 through 23
G. Miscellaneous  
  a. Newspaper Clippings Box 29
  b. Pamphlets, booklets, etc. Box 5, Box 7
H. Oversize  
  4 volumes    
             
             
Inventory:
             
Box 1
   
1-01 Advertisements
1-02 Advertisements
1-03 Advertisements
1-04 Advertisements
1-05 Advertisements
Box 2
2-01 Advertisements
2-02 Advertisements
2-03 Advertisements
2-04 Advertisements
   
2-05 Specification Book
   
Box 3
3-01 Advertisements
3-02 Advertisements
3-03 Advertisements
3-04 Advertisements
Box 4
4-01 Advertisements
4-02 Advertisements
4-03 Advertisements
4-04 Advertisements
   
Box 5
5-01 Publications: pamphlets, booklets, etc.
5-02 Publications:
5-03 Publications:
5-04 Publications:
   
Box 6
6-01 Advertisements
6-02 Advertisements
6-03 Advertisements
6-04 Advertisements
   
Box 7
7-01 Publications: directories, bulletins, pamphlets, etc.
7-02 Publications:
7-03 Publications:
7-04 Publications:
   
Box 8
8-01 Correspondence: n.d.
8-02 Correspondence
8-03 Correspondence: 1926-1930
8-04 Correspondence: 1929
8-05 Correspondence: 1930
8-06 Correspondence: 1931
8-07 Correspondence: 1932
Box 9
9-01 Correspondence: 1933
9-02 Correspondence: 1934
9-03 Correspondence: 1935
9-04 Correspondence: 1936
9-05 Correspondence: 1937
9-06 Correspondence: 1938-1939
9-07 Correspondence: 1940-1949
Box 10
10-01 Correspondence: 1941
10-02 Correspondence: 1942-1943
10-03 Correspondence: 1942-1943
10-04 Correspondence: 1944-1945
10-05 Correspondence: 1945
10-06 Correspondence: 1946-1947
10-07 Correspondence: 1947
10-08 Correspondence: 1948
Box 11
11-01 Correspondence: 1949
11-02 Correspondence: 1950-1951
11-03 Correspondence: 1952-1953
11-04 Correspondence: 1954-1955
Box 12
12-01 Correspondence: 1956-1957
12-02 Correspondence: 1958
12-03 Correspondence: 1961
   
12-04 American Association of Nurserymen: Merchandising and Sales Bulletin, 1951 - 1954
12-05 American Association of Nurserymen: general, 1940s-1950s
    serials, press releases, publicity suggestions, etc.
12-06 AAN: Newsletter: 1942-1944
12-07 AAN: Newsletter: 1945
   
12-08 Plant inventory, 30 June 1930; equipment specifications
   
Box 13
13-01 American Association of Nurserymen: Newsletter: 1946
13-02 AAN Newsletter: 1947
13-03 AAN Newsletter: 1948-1949
13-04 AAN Newsletter: 1950-1951
13-05 AAN Newsletter: 1952
Box 14
14-01 AAN Newsletter: 1953
14-02 AAN Newsletter: 1954
14-03 AAN Newsletter: 1955-1957
   
14-04 Chamber of Commerce of the US: Legislative Daily Report, 1947-1948 [6 issues]
  Chamber of Commerce of the US: Legislative Outlook, 1946-1949 [scattered issues]
   
14-05 AAN: Legislative Daily Report
   
14-06 NLNA (National Landscape Nurserymen's Association)
   
14-07 AAN (American Association of Nurserymen)
   
14-08 Merchandising and Sales Bulletins
   
Box 15
15-01 Invoices: 1928-1931
15-02 Invoices: 1932-1936
15-03 Invoices: 1937-1940
15-04 Invoices: 1941-1945
15-05 Invoices: 1946-1949
Box 16
16-01 Invoices: 1950-1951
16-02 Invoices: 1952-1953
16-03 Invoices: 1955-1958
16-04 Invoices: Miscellaneous
16-05 Invoices: Miscellaneous
16-06 Invoices: Miscellaneous
   
Box 17
17-01 Society for Louisiana Irises
   
17-02 Dividends: 1948-1950
17-03 Dividends: 1951-1953
17-04 Dividends: 1954-1957
   
Box 18
18-01 Photographs: Camellia Society: 1948
18-02 Photographs: Camellia Society Banquet: 1950
18-03 Photographs: Camellia Society Pageant: 1948, 1950
18-04 Photographs: Louisiana Camellia Society, n.d.
18-05 Photographs: Louisiana Camellia Show, n.d.
   
18-06 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, 1940s/1960s
18-07 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, n.d.
18-08 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, n.d.
18-09 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, n.d.
18-10 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, n.d.
18-11 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Society Shows, n.d.
   
18-12 Photographs: Cypress Lake, April 12, 1964; April 15, 1964
   
18-13 Photographs: Louisiana Iris Arrangements, n.d.
   
18-14 Photographs: Shade Trees, n.d.
   
18-15 Photographs: USL Greenhouse, 1960: January
18-16 Photographs: USL Ornamental Horticulture Camellia Pictures, n.d.
   
18-17 Photographs: Miscellaneous, 1940s/1960s
   
Box 19
   
Ledgers:
Single Entry Ledger: 1925-1926; 1933-1944; 1939 to -- H. C. Fondren
   
Double Entry Ledger: 1947-1948, A. Ortego, A.C. Germany; 1951 -- Field Inventory
   
Daybooks: 1923-1924, B.D. Miller; 1926-1930, R.J. Barr; 1927-1928, D.A. Sweeney; J.J. Seily; 1934-1935, F.L. Robinson
 
Box 20  
Daybooks: 1914-1921; 1926-1927, D.A. Sweeney; 1926-1917: Records of Operations; 1928-1929, F.L. Robinson, 1932-1933; 1942-1947; n.d., W.R. Oltis Derridder
 
 
Box 21
Order Books: June, 1932 - June, 1933; 1934-1935; 1934-1935; Feb. 6 - Nov. 5, 1941
   
Daybooks: 1927-1928, F.L. Robinson; 1928-1930, William A. Curley; 1932-1933, F.L. Robinson; 1932-1933, J.E. Garrett; 1934-1935, D.A. Sweeney; n.d.
 
Box 22
Daybooks: 1920-1928; 1922-1923, Sweeney, D.A.; 1921-1922, Sarver, Plaisance, Sweney, Barr; 1923; 1928-1932, 1932-1933; 1933-1934, R.E. Lyons; 1936-1937, F.L. Robinson; n.d.
   
Box 23
   
Ledgers:
  1946-1947, 1947-1948: Stock Books
   
Order Books:
  Purchase Orders: March 10, 1938 - January 3, 1939
  Purchase Orders: January 18, 1939 - February 18, 1940
  Purchase Orders: February 18, 1940 - October 7, 1940
  Purchase Orders: October 11, 1940 - February 4, 1941
  Purchase Orders: November 7, 1941 - May 7, 1942
  Purchase Orders: May 7, 1942 - February 22, 1943
   
  Deliveries: May 10, 1938 - December 12, 1938
  Deliveries: December 12, 1938 - March 2, 1939
  Deliveries: March 3, 1939
  Deliveries: October 18, 1939 - January 12, 1940
  Deliveries: January 12, 1940 - February 29, 1940
  Deliveries: April 26, 1940 - January 17, 1941
  Deliveries: December 16, 1941 - February 27, 1942
  Deliveries: May 21, 1942 - December 11, 1942
  Deliveries: March 24, 1943 - December 8, 1943
  Deliveries: December 12, 1942 - March 24, 1943
   
Box 24  
24-01 Invoices and correspondence: 1928-1929
24-02 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
24-03 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
24-04 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
24-05 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
24-06 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
24-07 Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939
Box 25  
  Invoices and correspondence: 1930-1939 [8 folders]
   
Box 26  
  Invoices and correspondence: 1940-1949 [8 folders]
   
Box 27
  Invoices and Correspondence: 1940-1949 [6 folders]
   
Box 28
  Invoices and Correspondence: 1950-1959 [6 folders]
   
Box 29
29-01 Newspaper clippings and brochures relating to the cultivation of plants
   
Oversize:
   
Volume 1: Ledger, 1914-1930
         
Volume 2: Ledger, n.d.
         
Volume 3: Ledger: Mitglieder --Buch der Germania 1907 - n.d.
         
Volume 4: Scrapbook
   
 
 
 
 
 

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