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Cherokee Garden Library print collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS248
Scope and Content

This collection contains botanical prints acquired by the Cherokee Garden Library from a variety of sources. Prints include watercolors, hand-colored lithographs, hand-colored copper engravings, and hand-colored plates from books. Some of the artwork is framed and subjects include camellias, fruit trees, ornamental plants, birds, and insects. Of special interest are rare 17th century hand-colored copper engravings by German botanist and apothecary Basilius Besler (1561-1629).

Dates: 1613-2014, undated

Cothran-Danylchak papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1188
Scope and Content This collection contains research notes, articles, book excerpts, student research papers from Georgia State University, National Historic Register nomination forms, and cemetery brochures used by Cothran and Danylchak during the writing of Grave Landscapes. These materials provide details of the history of cemeteries across the United States and a few in other countries. Included in the research is information on burial customs, symbolism in gravestones and...
Dates: 1831-2013, undated

Cothran-Danylchak visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS406
Scope and Contents This collection contains slides photographed by Cothran and Danylchak, postcards, and a stereograph used for the research and publication of Grave Landscapes. Included in the collection are images of cemeteries (both in the United States and in other countries), churches and churchyards, burial grounds, memorial gardens, and mission buildings and grounds. These images provide details of cemetery and burial practices; decoration and ornament styles on...
Dates: approximately 1900-2008, undated

De Renne-Callaway book ephemera

Collection number: ahc.MSS1127
Scope and Content This collection contains documents found in books from the De Renne and Callaway collections of the Cherokee Garden Library. Materials include clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, articles, offprints, and invoices. Clippings and articles cover a wide range of topics including vegetable growing, botany, history, poetry, and William Shakespeare. In 1970, Callaway Gardens purchased a collection of De Renne books. Correspondence from these books was largely part of Augusta De Renne's...
Dates: 1891-1966, undated

Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia

Collection number: ahc.VIS107
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection is comprised of images taken by Delta Airlines corporate photographers and utilized for promotional purposes by the company. The photographs are of geographic locations in the metropolitan Atlanta region, but most of the images are of downtown Atlanta. Included are aerial views and cityscapes of downtown Atlanta, street scenes, parks, churches, shopping districts, private residences, hotels, colleges and universities, and Atlanta landmarks. Buildings include the Atlanta City...
Dates: 1953-1972

Dessa Eubanks McElroy papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS261
Scope and Content

This collection contains the bridal book of Dessa Barnette McElroy; scrapbook from the Azalea Garden Club which includes minutes, newspaper clippings, prize ribbons, reports, birthday cards, poems, pamphlets on Ida Cason Gardens, and a booklet on the Little White House, in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Dates: 1913-1950

Dr. Henry Jackson journal

Collection number: ahc.MSS483f
Scope and Content Dr. Jackson used this journal for a variety of purposes over three decades. Starting from one cover the reader finds sections of daily remarks, extensive word studies, a "Daily Journal of Gardening," laundry lists, a reading list on history, and "Facts about the Garden at Henry's Mt...". Turning the volume over and starting from the other cover reveals a "List of Flowers & Plants found at Athens & in its vicinity." The collection also contains a copy of a hand drawn sketch and notes...
Dates: 1790, 1801-1833

Elizabeth Lawrence papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS986
Scope and Content This collection contains newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and ephemera collected by Elizabeth Lawrence (indicated as "ELL" in the Collection Inventory), and found interleaved within the volumes of her personal library, held by the Cherokee Garden Library. The majority of the materials pertain to a wide variety of gardening topics such as growing bulbs, herbs, shrubs, trees, wildlife in the garden. plant and garden history, religion and plant associations, fall and winter...
Dates: 1914-1984, undated

Emmie Castellow herbarium

Collection number: ahc.MSS944f
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a herbarium inscribed "Emmie Castellow, S.F.C. May 18, 1896," presumedly created by Castellow for her work at Southern Female College (later Cox College). The herbarium includes specimens of Southeastern native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs in a notebook labeled "Drawing Book." Pressed specimens are identified with botanical names including family, genus, and species classification and some include common names.

Dates: 1896

Georgia Botanical Society photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS257
Scope and Content This collection contains photographic prints that document the activities and membership of the society. Items provide details of field trips, plant identification and rescues, conservation projects, and meetings. The majority of the images are of identified sites in Georgia, but a few items are of other sites in Southeastern states. Native plants and trees are included as well as rivers, swamps, mountains, and rocky outcrops. Members such as Marie Mellinger, Norma Seiferle, Vivian...
Dates: approximately 1937-2000, undated

Georgia Botanical Society records

Collection number: ahc.MSS979
Scope and Content This collection contains clippings, correspondence, surveys, research, and minutes that provide details on the civic activities of the society. A large amount of material consists of biological surveys of Georgia flora as well as botanical papers and research on native, rare, and endangered plant species in Georgia. In addition, meeting and field trip summaries offer insight into the society's interests and conservation projects. The writings of several members are included such as Marie...
Dates: 1893-2007, undated

Harper's Flowers photographs and color drawing

Collection number: ahc.VIS239
Scope and Content This collection consists of photographs of flower arrangements for wedding ceremonies, mainly of unidentified bridal parties, taken by various Atlanta photographers including Reeves Studios; Elliott's Peachtree Studios; Halberstadt Studios; Portraits by Lee; Ludi Studio; and Dean King of Decatur, Georgia. Photographs include interior images of religious institutions where each wedding ceremony was held as well as reception table settings. Also a part of the collection are photographs of...
Dates: 1930-1964, undated

Hastings Seed Company records

Collection number: ahc.MSS992
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection primarily contains seed and nursery catalogs of H. G. Hastings and Company. The collection also includes business records and publications produced by H. G. Hastings and Company. Limited correspondence and newspaper articles provide some insight on the company’s operations. Unpublished manuscripts provide details about the company’s history and the mail order seed business in general.

Dates: 1894-1993, undated

Lewis H. Cottongim Seed Company records

Collection number: ahc.MSS905f
Scope and Content This collection contains an account book providing a history of business and personal finances of Lewis Cottongim and other family members. The book includes lists of seeds sold, income, land sales, rental payments received, records of taxes paid, and other expenses. Also a part of the collection is correspondence between Lewis and his cousin Jack Steely, a realtor in St. Petersburg, Florida, regarding property ownership. Of special interest are details of vegetable and flower seed varieties...
Dates: 1931-1963

Norma K. and Edwin J. Seiferle papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1050
Scope and Content This collection contains articles, memoranda, and correspondence relating to professional and civic organizations with which the Seiferles were involved. Among those organizations are the Atlanta Historical Society, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Botanical Society, and the Highpoint Civic Association. The collection also contains personal correspondence, coursework, family history, environmental studies, and travel interests. Material highlights a wide range of topics such as...
Dates: 1867-1989, undated

Norma K. and Edwin J. Seiferle photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS296
Scope and Content This collection contains images that document the social and civic activities of the Seiferles. The majority of images were taken on their hiking and botany trips, sometimes with groups such as the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC). Photographs are largely of gardens and flora, but also include scenic landscapes, mountains, rivers, harbors, and coastlines. Plant images are mostly identified and a great number of photographs are from the Seiferles' own Atlanta garden (later incorporated...
Dates: 1875-1988, undated

Philip T. Shutze visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS351
Scope and Content This collection contains architectural drawings, sketches, artwork, and photos of Shutze's professional work, his travels, his personal life, and his antiques. The architectural drawings are from the firms of Norrman, Hentz & Reid; Hentz & Reid; Hentz, Reid & Adler; Hentz, Adler & Shutze; and Shutze & Armistead, as well as drawings representing historic buildings designed by other architects and firms. Among his most well known buildings are Swan House owned by Edward and...
Dates: 1820-1993, undated

Sarah G. Towery botanical watercolors

Collection number: ahc.VIS362
Scope and Content This collection contains 35 of 36 original botanical watercolors painted by Sarah G. Towery for Ryan Gainey's (1944-2016) book The Gathered Garden (2012). The thirty-sixth watercolor, "Ryan's Rainbow," is not included in the collection. Gainey, a world-renowned garden designer and horticulturist, commissioned Towery to complete 36 botanical watercolors. Towery reproduced, in watercolor, plants Gainey selected which he considered to be important in...
Dates: 2012

Virginia Twinam Smith slides

Collection number: ahc.VIS397
Scope and Contents This collection contains slides of a wide variety of identified plants including herbs, flowering annuals and perennials, native shrubs, vegetables, vines, and trees of the Southeastern States. Also a part of the collection are photographs of public gardens, such as the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Callaway Gardens, Chattahoochee Nature Center, and the gardens of the Tullie Smith House at the Atlanta History Center. Other images in the Smith collection depict downtown Atlanta, skylines,...
Dates: 1978-2003

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