NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG2687.AM: Mark Carleton
Field notes: 1897-1901
Schuyler, Colfax County, Neb.: Agricultural scientist
Size: 1 reel of microfilm
Mark Carlton was a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and during the period 1897-1901 was employed at the Sugar Beet Experiment Station at Schuyler, Nebraska. At this station he conducted experiments with various types of sugar cane and sugar beets, working to find improved breeds through both natural selection and by the introduction of chemicals. Mr. Carleton also was a technical writer and this research project is probably incorporated into a U.S.D.A. pamphlet.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing a field notebook maintained by Mark Carleton in which he recorded his experiments with sugar cane and beets. The largest part of the notebook contains notations for 1897, and at the end there are entries for 1900 and 1901. This is volume 1 of two volumes [Mss. 57] held by the Louisiana State University Special Collections, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The microfilm was purchased from Louisiana State University in 1954.
- U.S. Sugar Beet Experiment Station, Schuyler, Nebraska; Memoranda, 1897
Experiments on improving canes by chemical selection, 1900 and 1901
Beets and beet sugar
U.S. Sugar Beet Experiment Station (Schuyler, Neb.)
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