Forty Years' Residence in America: or the Doctrine of a Particular.

Thorburn, Grant. Seedsman, New York. Forty Years' Residence in America: or the Doctrine of a Particular Providence Exemplified in the Life of Grant Thorburn, Seedsman, New York. Written by Himself. Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, Boston 1834. 8vo, 264pp. Orig. green pebbled cloth, black & gilt title label, a bit dusty. Nick at spine head scattered foxing o/w very nice copy. The author emigrated to New York a penniless fellow from Scotland in 1794, and became the 1st important seed & plant seller in Brooklyn. He was a friend of Thomas Paine, (a correspondence with Paine is in the book), the life of Thomas Muir, journey to Massachusetts & Rhode Island in 1829, yellow fever plagues, advice to gardeners wanting to emigrate to the US. Howes T225; Sabin 95610; OCLC: 2867219. Item #9093

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