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 Robert Buist

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Robert Buist

Birth
Scotland
Death 13 Jul 1880 (aged 74–75)
Rosedale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 46463458 View Source
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67th and Edmond Avenue, 27th Ward

1880-07-14; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"Death of Robert Buist, Sr. - Yesterday morning Robert Buist, the well-known florist and horticulturist, died at his residence, "Rosedale," at Sixty-seventh and Elmwood avenue, in the seventy-fifth year of his age, after an illness of about three months. Mr. Buist was born at Cupar, near Edinburg, Scotland, in 185. He learned his profession in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburg, and was afterward foreman at Elvaston Castle. He came to Philadelphia in 1828, and was gardener for Henry Pratt, at Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park. Subsequntly he went into business for himself at Twelfth and Lombard streets, and met with marked success. His business increased from year to year until his name and reputation as a horticulturist and seedman became kniwn all over the country. Mr. Buist made horticulture his entire study, and wriote a number of works on that subjecy, among them "Buist's Rose Manual," "Buist's Flower Garden Directory," and "Buist's Family Kitchen Garden," all of which re still popular works. Mr. Buist retired from the seed business some fifteen years ago, and the maangement fell to his only son, Robert Buist, Jr., but he retained his interest in the garden and nursey at his home, Rosdale. He was for many years vice presidennt of the Horticultural Society, a member of the St. Andrew's Society, and one of the owners of Mount Vernon Cemetery. He leaves a wife and one son and two daughters to mourn his loss.
Thirty years have now passed since Rosedaale was laid off as a nursery of trees, plants and flowers, and millions of these have been developed from seeds and seedlings to perfect growth, and sold to purchasers. It was the earliest establishment of its kind in all the district south of Philadelphia, and probably the largest known in this part of the State."

1880-07-16; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"BUIST - At Rosedale, on the 13th inst., ROBERT BUIST Sr., in the seventy-fifth year of his age. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, Sixty-seventh street and Elmwood avenue, this (Friday) morning, the 10th inst., at 10 A. M. Interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery."

1880-07-17; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"The funeral of the late Robert Buist Sr., took place yesterday morning and was largely attended. St. Andrews Society and other bodies with which the deceased was connected followed the remains to the grave. The interment was at Mount Vernon Cemetery."


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