A collection of material related to Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee (plus 2 horse/cattle catalogs related to nearby Richland Farm). Includes: a medal for the Tennessee Agricultural and Mechanical Association, in velvet lined union case; a small medal from the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, Dec. 16, 1884-May 31, 1885; several photographs including a circa 1860s cdv of a cow with African American man standing alongside; a framed front page of the Sept. 1, 1888 issue of The Tennessee Farmer, picturing Damsel 3749, a prize cow owned by Ed. D. Hicks, Devon Farm, with accompanying article "A Valuable Breed: Facts about Devon Cattle in Middle Tennessee." (light fading, no glass); a framed cabinet card of "Damsel"; oval cattle number tag; a hand drawn map of the Devon Farm property circa 1900; softcover booklet, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE AMERICAN DEVON CATTLE CLUB AND CATALOG FOR EDWARD D. HICKS, DEVON FARM pub. Zanesville, Ohio 1885 (staining to right side); C.H. DANA'S NEW SHEEP REGISTER; a Guest Book for Devon Farm with signatures of guests from 1941-1974; conical copper rain gauge; a detailed weather notebook for 1860-1864; second weather notebook for 1864-1869 which also lists "daily employment," a list of employed "hands," a seed experiment, and pedigrees of two cows; an 1869 farm ledger; a 1" tall porcelain cow figurine; various photos and ephemera related to E.D. Hicks, who served as president of the Southern Seed Association; Handwritten 20th century manuscript, Devon Farm by Paul Preising including map of property, family tree, and some early photographs; several copies of agricultural newspapers circa 1866-1900 including Spirit of the Farm, Field and Farm Turf, and Bulletin of the Devon Cattle Club; a 20th century scrapbook of news clippings and photos pertaining to Devon Farm, including a headline from April 4, 2002 on the sale of the property to PE Enterprises, with intent to donate it as land for Ensworth High School; a scrapbook of home remedies and recipes, a broadside, "Scale of Points for Devon Bull" (folded, with toning at top); remnants of a prize ribbon; about a dozen 19th century photographs of Devon Farm including cattle, farmhands, and Hicks family members, and numerous 20th century photographs of the property and its inhabitants; a 1979 architectural award for Devon Farm; correspondence and a 1955 advertising calendar from the Dobson Hicks Seed Company; and 2 metal printing plates depicting cows. Also included are 2 auction catalogs from the sale of Short Horn Cattle (1887) and Thoroughbred and Trotting Horses (1873) from Richland Farm, owned by family relative Mark S. Cockrill (pencil inscriptions in horse catalog, including some sale prices). Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. (Higher-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
All paper and photographic items have expected toning and light handling grime. Weather/farm journals have worn covers, 1864-69 journal is lacking spine and in fragile condition. Other items - see above description.