ed on the east side of the garden and the Bon Chretiens on the north.
The Bon Chretien is the pear now found in all American gardens called Bartlett.
It was originated in England, propagated by a London grower by the name of Williams, and sent out by him. Its original name was lost soon after imported here in 1799.
It was propagated and disseminated by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester.
When the trees fruited they were supposed to be seedlings and were given the grower's name, Bartlett.
Mr. Manning of Salem, an eminent authority, felt that the fruit was identical with an English variety, and the statement he made at that time to that effect he was afterwards able to prove, but it was too late to restore the original name.
Till 1830 all trees that had been propagated were from scions in Bartlett's garden, but after that time they were largely imported.
In the early part of the nineteenth century there were several nurserymen in New York who sent out catalogs.
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