Excerpt from Peter Henderson, Gardener Author Merchant: A Memoir In the preparatory anuncement of this memoir, it was stated that it only professed to outline the magnitude of Peter Henderson's services to American horticulture. Those familiar with my deceased fathers career, will quickly perceive that I have kept within the boundaries of that anuncement. Further, I fully realize how much of his labors in many directions have t been touched upon at all. The original intention was to prepare a larger, and I had hoped a more thorough and careful record of his life. It was, however, suggested, that as such a volume from its size would preclude a large distribution, it would be more satisfactory at this time if an abridged sketch was prepared which could be placed in the hands of every one who had kwn him in any or all of his various relations to horticulture. I have, therefore, prepared this memoir on the lines suggested, and in begging your acceptance of it, I am conscious that the story has been but crudely told. At the same time I shall feel satisfied if I have succeeded in emphasizing the declaration made by one of his many eulogists that Peter Henderson justly earned the hor, gratitude and respect of the greatest of nations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.