Q. I am researching Samuel Batchelor, who was a gardener for Clarence Newbold between 1900 and 1912. Do you have any information on him?
I think Samuel Batchelor was a gardener for Clement B. Newbold at Crosswicks, Jenkintown, PA:
see p.262 in Boyd, James,1858-1929. A history of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1827-1927, Philadelphia, Printed for the Society, 1929.
Stacks / SB21 .P3 B789
The exhibitor rather than the gardener often got credit for awards, Boyd page 284:
For a biographical sketch of Clement B. Newbold, president of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 1908-1913, see p. 393
If you search the digitized volumes of the journal Gardening
for the years Samuel Batchelor was active, you will find notices of prizes he won at PHS. Here are mentions from
Google searching “Samuel Batchelor” and horticulture finds several mentions of his awards. Here are some:
1907 Fall (Chrysanthemum) Show and Feb 1908 Florists’ Club meeting: (Edit-Find-Batchelor)
Full text of "Florists' review [microform]"
Fifty variegated carnations, J. E. Haines, Bethlehem, Pa., first. ..... to Robert Le Boutillier; Samuel Batchelor, garden- er to C. B. Newbold ; William Robertson, ...
1908 Chrysanthemum Show
books.google.com/books?id=PQRQAAAAYAAJ...1908 - Gardening
The chrysanthemum show of the Pennsylvania Horticultural society opened ou November 10 with everything: ... Samuel Batchelor, Thomas Long, Gordon Smirl.
1911 Fall Show
books.google.com/books?id=ph5IAAAAYAAJ...National Association of Gardeners, American Association of Park Superintendents, American Rock Garden Society - 1911 - Gardening
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's fall show was held in Horticultural Hall, ... (John McCleary, gardener), first; CB Newbold (Samuel Batchelor, gardener), ...
Samuel Batchelor’s move to NY in 1914
There are also mentions of his awards in NY (Google search “Samuel Batchelor” “F. C. Littleton”).
His death in 1917 was noted in the January 27, 1917 issue of Horticulture
Full text of "Horticulture" - Internet Archive
Control of 524 N Nassau County Horticultural So- ciety 79, 236, 517, 644, 704 Nebraska ...... Fischer— Samuel Batchelor — Swain Nelson 105 CLUBS AND ...
Word was received in Philadelphia
on January 22nd of the death of Sam-
uel Batchelor. He has of late been
located near New York but is better
known as a prize winning exhibitor
around Philadelphia during the past
dozen years. He was the grower for
the Newbold estate near Jenkintown,
and made some fine contributions for
the advancement of horticulture. He
was a nephew of William Plumb and
had his early training in England.
Interment at the Odd Fellows' ceme-
tery, near Jenkintown.”