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.)