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[Georgia Mutual Colony Association]
BELAIR COLONY NINE MILES WEST OF AUGUSTA, GEORGIA [wrapper title]
[N.p., likely Augusta, Ga, 1897. 17,[3]pp. plus a sample stock certificate from the Georgia Mutual Colony Association laid in. In-text illustrations. Tall octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Front wrapper soiled around the edges, upper corner of front wrapper chipped. Text a bit tanned but clean. Very good. An uncommon promotional for a small agricultural community developed in Georgia in the last decade of the 19th century. The work touts the "extraordinary suitability of the Belair lands for settlement into a prosperous suburban farm and town colony...surrounded by the most favorable conditions and attractive environments...." The Belair Colony was comprised of 4,000 acres of land near Augusta, and most of the directors of the board were Augusta businessmen. The text includes a description of the area in and around Belair, and has chapters on the "Plan of Colonization" and the "System of Farming Recommended." The work has numerous photographic illustration showing the Belair railroads, housing in the area, a "famous spring" in Belair, local farmlands, watermelon and cantaloupe dealers in Augusta, the Richmond County Agricultural Society building, a cluster of pears grown near Belair, the Augusta high school, and fields of sugar cane, pears, peaches and a poultry farm near Belair. The last three pages include samples of the stock application, the title bond, and one page of promotional text about Augusta. A sample stock certificate is laid in. OCLC records two physical copies of this rare promotional, at Augusta University and the University of Georgia. OCLC 13997 … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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