A box containing fine specimens of this Pear was sent, by Mr. Albert Bresec, of Hubbardton, Vermont, to the recent meeting of the American Pomological Society at Rochester. Having, however, been accident-airy misplaced, it was overlooked till after the adjournment of the Society, The specimens were accompanied by a letter from Mr. B., in which it was stated that the tree, supposed to be the original one, was planted, between the years 1818 and 1825, on the farm of Mr. Columbus Selleck, Seedbury, Vermont, where it now stands.

Size, large, sometimes very large, usually 3 inches long by 2 and 11-16ths in width. Form, obovate-pyriform, sometimes roundish-obovate, with a more or less distinct neck, and uneven surface. Skin, thick, yellow, with many large, russet dots, and rarely a red cheek. Stem, 1 inches long by 1/8 thick, curved, inserted somewhat obliquely, by a fleshy termination, into a slight cavity, which is sometimes nearly obsolete. Calyx, small, segments erect, set in a shallow, contracted, plaited basin. Core, medium. Seed, black. Flesh, rather coarse in texture, buttery. Flavor, some resemblance to that of the Bartlett, but more saccharine. Quality, "very good." Maturity, end of September and beginning of October.