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Collection Details


Collection Name: William Clapp Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/clapp.htm
Dates Spanned: 1843-1884
Description: The diaries, farm registers, and account books of William Clapp and other members of the Clapp family, who had a thriving fruit orchard in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century, span the years 1843 to 1884. The Clapp family orchards were a large enterprise producing a wide variety of fruits: apples, pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, currants, and many types of berries, as well as tomatoes and other vegetables. The account books list "Clapp Favorite Pears" as one of the fruits grown by the family.
Broad Subjects: Biography; Agriculture
ASP Subjects: Diaries; Dorchester, MA; Fruit; Fruit growers; Fruit--Harvesting; Massachusetts; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004742