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.
At the annual meeting of the Hartford County Horticultural Society, the following officers were chosen for the year ensuing, and it was voted that a list of the same be forwarded for publication in the Horticulturist:
President - Alfred Smith.
Rec, Secretary - Gurdon W. Russell.
Cor. Secretary - John. J. Butler.
Treasurer - Erastus Smith.
Auditor - T. H. Holcomb.
Standing Committee - Wm. W. Turner, Dr. H. A. Grant, P. D. Stillman, Joseph Winship, George Beach, jr., Dr. T. S. Comstock, Dr. Gurdon W. Russell, John II. Goodwin, H. W. Terry, E. A. Whiting, Chas. P. Wells, H. L. Bid well, Charles L. Porter and Henry Affleck. Yours, ice, Gurdon W. Russel, Rec. Sec'y. Hartford, June 24, 1851.
At the annual meeting held April 2,1859, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year;
President - Gurdon W. Russell, M.D. Vice-Presidents - J'. S. Butler, M.D., Hartford; Edward Bolles, Hartford; H. Mygatt, Farmington; N. W. Stanley, New Britain; Norman Porter, Berlin; S. Lyman, Manchester; E. A. Holcomb, Granby; H. A. Grant, M.D., Enfield; S. D. Case, Canton Centre; S. Moore, Kensington; T. C. Austin, Suffield; H. S. Collins, Collins-ville; B. F. Seward, Southington; R. H. Phelps, Windsor; S. M. Chester, Wethersfield; Sherman Steele, West Hartford; Wm. G. Comstock, East Hartford; James T. Pratt, Rocky Hill. Corresponding Secretary - D. S. Dewey. Recording Secretary - M. C. Weld. Treasurer - P. D. Stillman. Auditor - S. H. Clark.