This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Color, yellow, but covered with grey and rusnet spots and dots, a little greener about the stem. Texture - skin tine; flesh coarse, white, melting; water abundant; sweet, vinous and perfumed; ripens end of October. It is a very good, first (class) pear. The fruit is generally larger than the above outline. The branches are upright, and it is a vigorous grower.
I hare only to express my great regret that the specimens I had intended to send you have been accidentally injured, so much so that they would be of no service in enabling you to judge of its value. I allowed one of my trees to bear a dozen fine fruit, with which burthen its growth was quite as strong as any of the others, so I have no doubt it will prove an early and productive bearer.
South Side, Staton Island, Nov. 24,1851.
We should be glad to be informed if any other of our fruit-growing readers have proved this fine variety. Ed.