Unwins of Histon Wholesale Catalogue of Sweet Peas, Autumn 1937.

This item forms part of the Nowell Collection. This extensive collection includes: gardening tools, horticultural journals, trade literature, prize certificates, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, seeds, books on gardening and poultry.

Mr Clifford Nowell had over 30 years experience in all branches of horticulture before working as a gardening instructor at Burnley Horticultural College in Melbourne from 1944 to 1959. Mr Nowell was also a well regarded specialist grower of sweet peas who successfully exhibited his flowers and ran a sweet pea seed business. He had a seed farm in Blackburn from which he hand selected seeds and then sold by catalogue from his Box Hill address in the 1930s.

Physical Description

Catalogue of glossy off-white paper printed in black ink. The cover features a photograph of a vase of cut sweet peas, with the title printed around. The fifteen pages feature text and illustrations of sweet peas, with crosses handwritten next to some varieties.

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