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  • From: Lawrence London <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] old pomona magazines
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2023 15:58:57 -0500

On Sat, Jan 14, 2023 at 9:57 AM Louis Pittman <>

> I offered my 10+ yr collection of POMONA and NNGA Nutshell up on the
> list, which has largely supplanted this list, the old
> GardenWeb/Houzz forums, and any other meaningful gardening/orcharding
> discussion groups that I once frequented. Quickly got a 'taker'.
> If these don't move - don't discard them... let me know
> (Lucky123Pitt(at)gmail(dot)com)... I'll bet someone over there will be more
> than happy to pay postal costs to get their hands on them!.

Eventually, within the next ten years or so I will have an entire library
to donate.
It consists of agriculture, natural agriculture, landscaping, rare books
(AJ Downing, LH Bailey, a book by Fairchild, French intensive gardening
homesteading, Seed Savers Exchange yearbooks, USDA Yearbooks, cookbooks,
farming, many books on fruits and nuts and their culture, many hard to find
out of print books published from 1940 to 1990 and them many published in
the past decade and there is a pamphlet collection from the BBG and other
a few thousand quality books, valuable to a grower and hard to find (since
walk in used bookstores are almost a thing of the past and if shopping
you have to know what to look for, i.e. titles, so you have to search
bibliographies and card catalogs). When I am ready to donate the collection
I could sell the more
valuable books but for the trouble involved and the monetary return it
would not be worthwhile. I would rather the books end up with people who
can use them.
The alternative may be that I will leave them behind and they will end up
at library sales for $.25-$1 or in the paper recycling. Some I can donate
to libraries.
These were written for people who garden and landscape their own homes and
homesteads. The ones from 1940 to 1980 are especially nice.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.

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