1802 G. Thorburn & Son’s Seed and Florist Shop Timelines: Timeline of American Garden History
Grant Thorburn begins selling seeds in his hardware store in New York City. The store’s catalog was the first to be issued in pamphlet form and feature illustrations.
“American Florist: A Weekly Journal for the Trade.” Vol 1. (Chicago: American Florist Company, 1886) 50.
Thorburn, B. Forty Years: Residence in America; or, the Doctrine of a Particular Providence Exemplified in the Life of Grant Thorburn. (Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1834.)