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Guide to the Horticultural Society of New York Records
1811-circa 2010 (bulk, 1900-circa 2010)
 MS 3033

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, Marybeth Kavanagh, & Larry Weimer.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 21, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VIII. Reference Files, 1850-2005. 8.0 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series VIII. Reference Files, 1850-2005 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries VIII.A. People, 1910-2009
Subseries VIII.B. Subjects, 1850-2006

Scope and Contents Note

This series consists of the reference files maintained by the Horticultural Society of NY. The series is divided into two main topics: People and Subjects. Each topic is arranged alphabetically. The files include images, journal articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, and biographies related to people and subjects of interest to the staff of the HSNY.

People include board members and donors, as well as botanists and plant scientists such as Henry Svenson, and landscape architects such as Agnes Selkirk Clark.

Subjects include topics such as Central Park, community gardens, garden design, greenhouses, landscape architecture, various plant species, and a wide assortment of other subjects.

Subseries VIII.A. People, 1910-2009. 3.0 Linear feet

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 People: A

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Abel, Mrs. Murray
Allen, Charles
Allport, Alexander
Amory, Megan
Appell, Scott
Auchincloss Family

1930-2007
Box: 44 Folder : 2 People: B (1 of 5)

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Bailey, Liberty
Baker, Richard
Barr, William
Barron, Leonard
Barton, Benjamin

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 3 People: B (2 of 5)

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Bartram, John
Bauman, Dina
Bechtel, Edwin

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 4 People: B (3 of 5)

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Beineke, Elizabeth
Belcher, Mrs. Benjamin
Benenson, Sharen
Benjamin, Herta
Berkowitz, Mortimer
Berns, Frank
Bertron, Samuel
Blackburn, Benjamin
Board, current bios

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 5 People: B (4 of 5)

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Brilmayer, Bernice
Britton, Elizabeth
Britton, Nathaniel
Brown, Addison
Bogart, Ted
Bogart, Walter
Bonham, Frederick
Booke, Ruth
Boyd, James

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 6 People: B (5 of 5)

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Bryant, William Cullen
Buck, Leonard
Bucknall, Ann
Burbank, Luther
Burpee, W. Atlee
Bush-Brown, Louise

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 7 People: C (1 of 4)

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Cabot, Francis
Canning, John
Caplan, Ira
Carle, George
Carnegie, Mrs. Andrew
Cary, Mrs. William
Chatto, Beth
Cholaris, Betty

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 8 People: C (2 of 4)

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Christiansen, Emil
Christman, W. F.
Clark, Agnes Selkirk
Clark, Elizabeth
Clark, George
Clark, James
Clark, Mrs. Jay
Clark, Phil
Clark, Samuel
Clark, Walter
Clarke, Gilmore
Clarkson, Edward
Clarkson, Rosetta
Clavey, F. D.
Clements, Julia
Clibran, William
Cloud, K.M.P.
Cloudsley, J. Rowland
Cobbett, William
Cocchi, Antonio
Cockayne, L.

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 9 People: C (3 of 4)

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Coe, Michael
Coe, William
Coffin, Marian
Coffin, Peter

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 10 People: C (4 of 4)

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Coggan, S. W.
Colden, Jane
Cole, Nelson
Cole, W.B.
Colflesh, J. William
Collinson, Peter
Colman, Jeremiah
Comley, George
Conklin, Everett
Corning, Mrs. Erastus
Cottle, Donald
Cran, Marian
Cronquist, Arthur
Cromwell, James
Cross, Mrs. W. Redmond

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 11 People: D (1 of 2)

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D'Agostino, Nicholas
Daverheim, Mel
Deitz, Paula
De La Mare, A.T.
Dean, Ruth
Delano, William
Desmond, Thomas
Dickson, Alex
Deitz, Fordyce
Dorman, Caroline
Doscher, Alice
Douglas, Lucille

1920-1999
Box: 44 Folder : 12 People: D (2 of 2)

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Dowden, Anne
Downer, Henry
Downing, Andrew J.
Duke, Doris
Duncan, William
Dupont, Henry
Dupont, Pierre

1920-1999
Box: 44 Folder : 13 People: E

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Eaton, Jerome
Edison, Thomas
Ekstrom, Nicolas
Elbert, George
Elwes, Mary
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Epstein, Harold
Esson, James

1935-2003
Box: 44 Folder : 14 People: F

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Farnham, Richard
Farrand, Beatrix
Farrer, Reginald
Favretti, RJ;
Ferriday, Eliza
Field, Marshall
Fox, Helen
Free, Montague
Freund, Karl
Friedericksen, Ernest
Fry, Gladys

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 1 People: G (1 of 3)

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Gaddis, Jane
Gaden, Eileen
Gager, C. Stuart
Galfano, Rose
Gambee, Eleanor
Garmey, Jane
Gibson, Constance
Gillies, George
Gish, Lillian

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 2 People: G (2 of 3)

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Greene, Luther
Goldman, Amy

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 3 People: G (3 of 3)

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Gonzales, Ricardo
Gottscho, Samuel
Graf, Alfred
Greenwood, Leslie
Grimaldi, Marie
Guest, C.Z.
Gunnison, Mrs. R.R.

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 4 People: H (1 of 3)

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Hall, Elizabeth
Harding, Charles
Harrington, David

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 5 People: H (2 of 3)

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Haupt, Enid
Havemeyer, Theodore
Hay, Clarence
Hecht, Fae
Hecht, George
Hellyer, Arthur
Henderson, Peter

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 6 People: H (3 of 3)

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Herman, Jay
Hewitt, Mattie Edwards
Hexamer, F.M.
Hicks
Hill, Fanny
Hill, May
Hines, Mrs. Walter
Hines, Linda
Hodgkins, Ann
Hosack, David
Hubbard, Robert
Hudes, Harry
Hull, Olive

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 7 People: I-J

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Iselin, W.E.
Jack, James
Jekyll, Gertrude
Johnston, Vernon

1963-1999
Box: 45 Folder : 8 People: K

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Kaupman, Dorothy
Kazimiroff, Theodore
Kean, Mrs. H.F.
Kennedy, Margaret
Kerr, Jessica
King, Mrs. Francis
Knapp, Mrs. Arthur
Kottmiller

1925-1999
Box: 45 Folder : 9 People: L (1 of 2)

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Lacerte, Susan
Laughlin, Cynthia
Lawrence, William
Lee, Frederic
Lee, Patti
Lees, Carlton
Legendre, Jacques
Lemoine, Victor
Levick, Edwin
Levison, J.J.
Levy, Mrs. Louis
Lewis, Clarence
Lewisohn, Adolph
Lindenmeyr, Henry
Linnaeus, Carolus

1910-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 10 People: L (2 of 2)

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Lockwood, Netta
Lockwood, Mrs. William

1910-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 11 People: M

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Macy, V. Everett
Manda, Edward
Manda, Joseph
Margolis, Barbara
Martin, John
Marx, Roberto
May, Harry
Maynard, Walter
Midler, Bette
Miner, Frances
Mitchell, Henry
Moeller, William
Moore, Clement

1925-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 12 People: N-O

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Nash, George
Newbold, Frederic
Nordheden, Albert
North, Marianne
Otis, Denise

1920-2005
Box: 46 Folder : 1 People: P (1 of 2)

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Pardue, Larry
Parsons, Samuel
Payne, Frederick
Peruggi, Regina
Peterson, Elizabeth
Pierson, F.R.
Place, Mrs. Herman
Platt, Charles
Plumier, Charles

1919-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 2 People: P (2 of 2)

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Pollan, Michael
Powell, George
Powell, Tom
Pratt, George
Pratt, Mrs. Harold
Pratt, Helen
Prince, William
Pyle, Robert

1919-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 3 People: R

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Rae, Robert
Ragionieri, Attillo
Raver, Anne
Redoute, Pierre
Reed, Henry
Rehm, Hans
Rehman, Elsa
Robinson, William
Rodman, William
Roebling, Mrs. John A.
Roehrs, Julius
Rudolph, Emanuel

1930-1999
Box: 46 Folder : 4 People: S (1 of 4)

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Sailer, Anthony
Sanders, Margaret
Sawin, Mrs. Melvin
Schlegel, George
Scholtz, Elizabeth
Schutz, Paul
Scott, Robert
Serlin, Kate
Scheepers, John
Schling, Max
Sheil, Maeve

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 5 People: S (2 of 4)

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Sheppard, Arthur
Shipman, Ellen
Sloan, Samuel
Smith, Anthony
Smith, Georgiana
Smith, Mary Riley
Smith, Suzette
Smith, William
Smithers, Peter
Spade, Kate

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 6 People: S (3 of 4)

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Spingarn, J.E.
Steichen, Edward
Stoltz, Raymond
Stones, Margaret

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 7 People: S (4 of 4)

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Stout, Arlow
Strang, Elizabeth
Stuart, James
Stufano, Marco
Svenson, Henry

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 8 People: T

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Tabor, Grace
Taloumis, G.
Tcherepnine, Jessica
Thaxter, Celia
Thorne, Samuel
Tiffany, Louis
Tomberlaine, Verdalee
Torrey, John
Totty, Charles
Tozer, Elizabeth
Trowbridge, Mrs. Cecil

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 9 People: V

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Verey, Rosemary
Vester, Bertha
Voors, H.Y.

1935-2001
Box: 46 Folder : 10 People: W (1 of 2)

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Walcott, Mary
Weber, Nelva
Webster, Charles
Weiler, Richard
Wharton, Edith
Wheeler, Wilfred
Wilder, Louise
White, C.R.

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 11 People: W (2 of 2)

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White, Somers
Whitney, Mrs. Payne
Wilson, Ernest
Wood, James
Woodburn, Elizabeth
Wright, Richardson

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 12 People: Y-Z

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Yang, John
York, Lewis
Young, John
Zabar, Abbie
Zinsser, Barbara

1930-2000

Subseries VIII.B. Subjects, 1850-2006. 5.0 Linear feet

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Subjects: A

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Arbors
Atriums

1920-1984
Box: 47 Folder : 2 Subjects: B (1 of 4)

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Banks and Slopes
Battery Park City
Beans

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Subjects: B (2 of 4)

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Biblical Garden, St. John the Divine
Biblical plants

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Subjects: B (3 of 4)

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Bonsai
Botanic art

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Subjects: B (4 of 4)

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Bryant Park
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bryant Park

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Subjects: C (1 of 11)

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Catalogues: seeds and nurseries

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 7 Subjects: C (2 of 11)

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Central Park
Central Park Conservancy

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Subjects: C (3 of 11)

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Central Park Conservancy (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Subjects: C (4 of 11)

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Children's gardens
China: gardens

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 10 Subjects: C (5 of 11)

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Christmas
Cocoa

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 11 Subjects: C (6 of 11)

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Coffee
Cold frames

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Subjects: C (7 of 11)

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Colonial gardens
Community gardens

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Subjects: C (8 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Subjects: C (9 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Subjects: C (10 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)
Companion plants

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Subjects: C (11 of 11)

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Compost
Container gardens
Corn

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Subjects: D (1 of 3)

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Delphinium
Dianthus (carnations)
Dionea (Venus fly trap)
Dish gardens
Dumbarton Oaks
Dutch Elm Disease

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 7 Subjects: D (2 of 3)

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Dutch Elm Disease (continued)

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 8 Subjects: D (3 of 3)

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Dutch Elm Disease (continued)
Drought gardening
Dyes from plants

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 9 Subjects: E (1 of 3)

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Echinacea
Economic botany
Edible landscaping

1920-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 10 Subjects: E (2 of 3)

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Elgin Botanic Garden
Endangered species

1920-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 11 Subjects: E (3 of 3)

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England: gardens and parks
Evergreens

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Subjects: F (1 of 3)

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Fences
Floral clock
Foundation planting
Fountains

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Subjects: F (2 of 3)

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Fragrance gardens
France: gardens and parks
Freesia

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Subjects: F (3 of 3)

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Frick Museum garden
Frost
Fruit

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Subjects: G (1 of 14)

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Garden Conservation and Restoration
Garden Design

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Subjects: G (2 of 14)

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Garden Design (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Subjects: G (3 of 14)

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Garden Furniture

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Subjects: G (4 of 14)

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Garden History

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Subjects: G (5 of 14)

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Garden Ornament

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Subjects: G (6 of 14)

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Garden Structures
Garden Writing and Writers

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 10 Subjects: G (7 of 14)

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Gates
Gentianas
Germany: gardens

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 11 Subjects: G (8 of 14)

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Gladiolas
Greenhouses

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 12 Subjects: G (9 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 13 Subjects: G (10 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 1-4 Subjects: G (11-14 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 5 Subjects: H (1 of 4)

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Handicrafts
Hardiness zones

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Subjects: H (2 of 4)

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Hedges
Helleborus
Herbals

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 7 Subjects: H (3 of 4)

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Horticultural therapy

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 8 Subjects: H (4 of 4)

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Hydrangea
Hyacinthus

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 9 Subjects: I (1 of 2)

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Ilex (holly)
Iran: gardens

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Subjects: I (2 of 2)

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Iris
Italy: gardens

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Subjects: J-K

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Japanese gardens
Knot gardens

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 12-13 Subjects: L (1-2 of 3)

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Landscape Architecture

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 14 Subjects: L (3 of 3)

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Lathyrus

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Subjects: M

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Magnolia

1920-1980
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Subjects: N

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Narcissus
New York City: gardens
North Carolina: gardens

1930-1990
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Subjects: P (1 of 2)

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Paeonias (peonies)
Plant hunters

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Subjects: P (2 of 2)

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Perennial gardens
Perennials

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Subjects: R (1 of 3)

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Ranunculus
Rock gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Subjects: R (2 of 3)

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Rockefeller Center gardens
Rooftop gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Subjects: R (3 of 3)

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Roses

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Subjects: S (1 of 4)

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Seaside gardens
Seed industry

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Subjects: S (2 of 4)

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Shade gardening
Shakespeare gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Subjects: S (3 of 4)

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Street Trees

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 11 Subjects: S (4 of 4)

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Sundials
Syringa

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 12 Subjects: W

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Women

1930-2006

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