Deer Park Garden ephemera
Scope and Content
This collection contains items that describe the garden as well as some biographical information about William H. Davidson. Material includes a garden pamphlet written by Davidson for a home and garden tour given by the Alabama Georgia Hospital Auxiliary. Also, a newspaper clipping and letter by Davidson detail the garden and its development.
- Davidson, William H. (Person)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Deer Park Garden, West Point, Georgia, was created by historian and author, William Hutchinson Davidson (1913-2006), with help from his brothers, Robert Calvin Davidson, Jr. (1906-1991) and Lee Stripling Davidson (1923-2006). William, a native of West Point, was a charter member of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society and author of several historical publications about the area such as Pine Log and Greek Revival. After purchasing land for the garden in 1967, the Davidsons began removing debris and repurposing rocks and bricks based on a garden plan created by William. In 1972, the Alabama Georgia Hospital Auxiliary organized a homes and gardens tour which included Deer Park Garden. The garden included ornaments, a gazebo, benches, and iron fencing. Many of the features were of historical significance to West Point.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Deer Park Garden ephemera
- Jennie Oldfield
- January 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.