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Enoch Bartlett, grower of the Bartlett Pear, dies at his home Roxbury, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts, 1857
06/25/1860
Enoch Bartlett, well known horticulturalist, died at his home in Roxbury near Boston, Massachusetts, aged eighty one.  The Bartlett Pear was originally known in England as the Stair Pear after a schoolmaster who grew it in the 1770s and then the Williams Pear after the grower who spread it across England and the United States.  Unknowingly, Bartlett named the fruit after himself when he acquired a small orchard of them and this was the name that stuck.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 685.

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