Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Kelsey, Harlan P.–Highlands, North Carolina; Linville, North Carolina–Kelsey’s nursery was first at Highlands and later moved to Linville.  His specialty was native ornamentals of the Southern mountain region.  He introduced into cultivation Rhododendron vaseyi, Rhododendron carolinianum, Galax aphylla, and Robinia kelseyi during the 1870's.  The nursery was called Highlands Nursery, the Kelsey Bros., proprietors.
Sources: Slosson; cat.-024074-024076; cat-024097-024102