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Manuscript Group 453
J. HORACE MCFARLAND COMPANY RECORDS
1880-1912
20 cubic feet


In 1878, nineteen-year-old John Horace McFarland (1859-1948) became the owner of a small printing press in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1889, he purchased a larger, more suitable building for his business, which in 1891 was incorporated as the "J. Horace McFarland Company". It published several national magazines, some of which were devoted to horticulture and gardening. McFarland developed clear, concise, and detailed guidelines for his editors and proofreaders to follow. He wanted to ensure that every product produced by the company was correct and attractive. McFarland was successful in connecting his interests in horticulture, photography, and writing into a single enterprise. He was often a contributing author and photographer for the magazines published by his company. For related materials relating to J. Horace McFarland see the J. Horace McFarland Papers (Manuscript 85).

The records include:
As of October 2009, this collection remains unprocessed.



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