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Beryl Knight Brown papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1971-1975, undated

Georgia Horticultural Society records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1092
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, minutes, membership rosters, and treasurer's reports that provide a history of the social and civic activities of the society. Also included are newsletters and meeting programs, which offer details on topics of interest and field trips. Of special interest are documents that show the society's involvement with the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.

Dates: 1964-1994, undated

Hastings family papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS752
Scope and Content

This collection contains materials including personal and business histories, details of civic and cultural organizations, and scrapbooks. A typescript copy of The Southern Garden is a part of this collection as well as a scrapbook that provides insight into the growth and development of the city of the Atlanta. A scrapbook created by Louise Hastings includes information on The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. as well as other gardening clubs and societies.

Dates: 1891-1991, undated

Hastings Seed Company records

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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 Unpublished manuscripts provide details about the company’s history and the mail order seed business in general.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

James R. Cothran papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS989
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains research materials collected by James R. Cothran including seed and nursery catalogs; information regarding botanists, naturalists, landscape designers and architects, and landscape architectural firms; horticultural, gardening and landscape topics; historic gardens of the Southeast region; and professional materials including correspondence, papers authored, and awards received. The collection consists primarily of photocopies of research material including seed and...
Dates: 1744-2012, undated

Monroe's Landscape and Nursery Company landscape architectural drawings

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Collection number: ahc.VIS218
Scope and Content

This collection contains landscape drawings of both William L. Monroe, Sr. and William L. Monroe, Jr., as part of the Monroe's Landscape and Nursery Company, and represent a wide variety of clients including residential, commercial, churches, and parks. Of special note is a landscape plan of Chastain Woods for Chastain Memorial Park.

Dates: 1934-1987, undated

Mrs. Preston S. (Dorothy Colquitt) Arkwright scrapbook

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Collection number: ahc.MSS264
Scope and Content

The collection is a scrapbook that primarily contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the Arkwright family. Some of the events of interest include parties at "Pinebloom" (home of the Arkwrights), presentation of portrait of P.S. Arkwright's father, and an ice storm that left Atlanta, Georgia without lights. It also includes a folder with a certificate to Preston Stanley Arkwright from the Greensboro Lions Club for services rendered to the State of Georgia, June 22, 1939.

Dates: 1917-1939

Norman C. Butts papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1057
Scope and Content This collection contains materials such as professional correspondence, accounting and financial records, and client plant lists, orders, and landscape drawings. Also included are correspondence and plant orders with numerous nurseries in the South. Additionally, personal letters, financial documents, and university correspondence are part of this collection. Of special note is correspondence with professor Ralph W. Curtis of Cornell University on his research on broad leafed evergreens...
Dates: 1906-1968, undated

Norman C. Butts photographs and postcards

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS268
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs and postcards which provide details of the personal, military, and professional career of Norman Butts in New York, France, and Georgia. Included are images of his early family life, college years at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and landscaping projects in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Butts' work with Ashford Park Nurseries in Brookhaven and his own Atlanta landscaping business are represented. Of special interest are photographs of the gardens and...
Dates: 1880-1946, undated

Perennial Garden Club records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1080
Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that provide a history of the civic and social activities of the club. Material includes meeting announcements, yearbooks, clippings, and GCG convention booklets. Scrapbooks are largely devoted to the study of horticulture, conservation, and related gardening interests, including several papers written by members. A club history details its policies on the restriction of civic work and on fundraising.

Dates: 1942-1970, undated

Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans Collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS961
Scope and Contents of the Records The Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans Collection contains personal and business records pertaining to Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans, Sr. and other Berckmans family members. The collection documents the activities of Fruitland Nurseries, one of the first commercial horticultural nurseries in the South. The collection contains family records, including correspondence, journals, newspapers articles, and photographs. The collection also has business records of Fruitland Nurseries, including...
Dates: 1828-2000, undated

Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans landscape architectural drawings

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS278
Scope and Content

This collection contains drawings that provide details of the land owned by the Berckmans family in both Belgium and Augusta, Georgia. Also part of the collection is a landscape drawing by P. J. Berckmans Company for an estate in Eatonton, Georgia and color landscape plans produced by the lawn and garden fertilizer company Vigoro.

Dates: 1852-approximately 1920

William L. Monroe, Sr. family photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS234
Scope and Content This collection consists of photographs of William L. Monroe, Sr. and family members, wife Ila Smith Monroe, and children Evelyn Doris Monroe and William (Billy) L. Monroe, Jr. The majority of the images were taken in Monroe Gardens at 1896 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Monroe's Landscape and Nursery Company. Of special interest are background features of the garden, such as the lodge, chapel, bomb shelter, and stone terracing, which provide details on the garden plan created...
Dates: 1920-1953

William W. Thompson's Le Conte Nursery documents

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Collection number: ahc.MSS940f
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence on company letterhead and an envelope from William W. Thompson of Le Conte Nursery. The correspondence includes an order for 300 Spanish chestnut trees, sent to William H. Moon of Moon Nurseries in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Of interest is a description of awards and details of the Le Conte Nursery orchards included in the letterhead.

Dates: 1888

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Ashford Park Nurseries (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
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