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Beryl Knight Brown papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1090

Scope and Content

This collection contains typewritten and handwritten records of nurseries and plants that provide an inventory of Brown's garden on Knollwood Drive in Atlanta in the 1970s. Sizes, quantities, varieties, and prices paid are included in the lists. Awards and a brochure on azaleas and rhododendrons highlight Brown's interest in these plants.


  • 1971-1975, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Beryl Knight Brown (1929-2010) was born in Bronxville, New York, and lived in Virginia and Arizona. She graduated from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1951. Brown married Robert T. Brown and they moved to Atlanta in 1963. Brown was an avid gardener and interested in history and genealogy. She was a member of several organizations such as the Azalea Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.


0.21 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2010

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Beryl Knight Brown papers
Jennie Oldfield
June 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305