Edward Lewis Sturtevant (1842-1898), farmer, botanist, physician and author, was one of the giants of his time in the science of agriculture. His "Notes" were edited after his death by Hedrick and published in 1919 by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y. I have appended current botanical names (A mixture of BONAPS and Willis, 8th Edition), deleted the 3,000 footnotes but retained the 68 pages of bibliography.
We get another classic text, courtesy of Michael Moore, both as .html files (on this site) and as .pdf files (on his site). Thank you, Michael!
A facsimile reprint of the original is available from Dover Publications.
As always, you need to know your plants before you use information this old.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.