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page 149 -- Clinton Brothers & Co., J.E. Murray & Co., Vick's Seeds

updated 31 January 2016
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The ad following is from Google Books,

A sliver of the old Murray building could be poking its gray facade
up there behind the billboards and various "modern improvements"
to Elm St. in this Google Street View taken Oct 2014.               >>

So far, I have not been able to find anything about the J.E. Murray
Company or J.E. Murray himself.

If you have information on this enterprise or J. E., please either comment
below or drop me an email.


James Vick, of Rochester, NY, owner of Vick's seeds, led an extraordinary life. He was a seed producer, advocate for the healing powers of gardening, publisher and antislavery activist.

Barbara Wells Sarudy's blog on Early American Gardens has a superb layout on James Vick and his seed company including an illustrated tour of the business from Vick's 1873 Floral Guide.

From the Stacks, a blog of the New-York Historical Society, presents an excellent write-up on the significance of James Vick and his Illustrated Floral Guides.

On  Google Books, the Canadian Practitioner heralded the release of the Floral Guide for 1886:

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