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Jennings Nursery Records

Collection 64

Jennings Nursery. Records, 1926-1961

12 ft., 1 in., 4 vols.

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