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

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

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Container List

Series VI. Print Matter, 1811-circa 2010. 22.19 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series VI. Print Matter, 1811-circa 2010 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries VI.A. Hort Periodicals, 1900-1998
Subseries VI.B. Other Hort Print Matter, 1901-circa 2010
Subseries VI.C. Miscellaneous Print Material, 1811-1997

Scope and Contents Note

The Print Matter series includes a broad range of printed materials, including Hort periodicals, books or booklets published by the Hort, program calendars, and ephemera. The materials span the Hort's founding in 1900 to the early twenty-first century. The periodicals range from 1900 to 1998 and include the various Year Books, Bulletins, News, and other regularly produced publications from the Hort. These are a rich source of information about Hort sponsored events and organizational matters, as well as information about Hort's primary subject focus: horticulture. The program calendars include more detailed information about sponsored lectures and educational programs. The ephemera includes a range of material concerning membership, Flower Shows, lectures and other events, pilgrimages/tours, and other subjects. Among the miscellaneous items are the constitution, by-laws, some addresses, and monthly reports of the New York Horticultural Society (not to be confused with the Hort), the first such organization in America, founded in New York City in 1818 and active through the end of the nineteenth century.

Subseries VI.A. Hort Periodicals, 1900-1998. 9.08 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes periodical publications issued over time by the Hort that, generally, had its membership as the principal audience. The content and titles of these changed somewhat over time, but generally included information about organizational matters, such as upcoming events, and horticulture-related short articles and book reviews. Following is a general summary of the content of the titles in the subseries:

Memoirs: Three volumes that include the papers read at conferences organized by Hort in 1902, 1907, and 1926.

Journal: This ran from April 1906 to July 1924. It Includes annual reports, proceedings of Hort meetings, reports on the various flower exhibitions, library accessions, committee reports, and papers/lectures on horticultural matters. It was replaced by the  Year Book.

Year Book: Started in May 1925, replacing the  Journal. It includes annual reports, lectures/papers, flower show reports, accessions, etc. For the first few  Year Books, the period covered is roughly August to May of the following year. In 1927, publication shifted to a calendar year basis. These appear to have ended in 1940, though a  Year Book was published in 1951 to commemorate the events of 1950, the Hort's 50th anniversary year.

Monthly Bulletin /  Bulletin: The  Bulletin appears to have started about January 1930. It started as a small pamphlet with short announcements concerning upcoming meetings and events/programs, new members, and accessions. By the early 1930s, it expanded to include lists of awards given for exhibits at the monthly meetings. By 1933, it further expanded to include transcripts or summaries of lectures. By 1934, a glossy version appeared, with increasing numbers of photographs. In Feb 1942, the  Bulletin started presenting annual reports for the prior year, fully replacing the  Year Book. The  Monthly Bulletin ended in 1947, going to quarterly in 1948. It ceased publication with the first quarter 1950.

News: It started in January 1951, replacing the  Bulletin. Slimmed down from the  Bulletin and much more casual, the  News no longer included annual reports or articles, but focused on announcements, award winners, accessions, and basic membership information, though over time the content got more expansive. It was produced irregularly and ended in early 1957.

Bulletin: Reintroducing the former title and replacing the  News, the new  Bulletin included both basic announcements and short articles, including book reviews. Starting in 1957, the  Bulletin continued until 1973, though by 1970 it had been scaled down in size and scope. An announcement-oriented  Member Newsletter started in late 1969, overlapping with the  Bulletin through 1973. After 1973, the  Member Newsletter (with the title shortened to just  Newsletter in 1983) continued; the latest copy held by the subseries dates from 1998. The subseries holds a set of cards that represent an index to the  Bulletin for the years 1958-1962.

Garden was a bi-monthly publication of The Garden Society, a division of the NY Botanical Garden. Subscriptions to  Garden were a benefit of membership in one of the institutions comprising The Garden Society, of which Hort was one. The bulk of the magazine content was common to all institutions, but some front pages were content specific to Hort. The content was horticulture-related and was not concerned with Hort organizational and event matters.The subseries holds issues from 1977-1984 and 1986.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged by periodical title, advancing in roughly chronological order.

Items with the prefix "HSNY-" are freestanding, bound, multi-issue volumes. Items with the prefix "P-" are unbound single issue publications in small pamphlet boxes.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-1 Memoirs, Vols I and II (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

Volume I is the Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization (30 September-2 October 1902). Volume 2 is the  Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Hardiness and Acclimatization (1-3 October 1907). Both conferences held at the American Institute of the City of New York and at the New York Botanical Garden.

1904, 1910
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-2 Memoirs, Vol III (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

Vol III is Papers Presented at the International Conference on Flower and Fruit Sterility (12-14 August 1926).

1927
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-3 Memoirs, Vol III (copy 2) (bound)
1927
Offsite-Box: 102 Box : P-1 Folder : 1 1st and 2nd Annual Reports
1900-1902
Offsite-Box: 102 Box : P-1 Folder : 2-3 Journal of the Horticultural Society of New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Vol. 1, numbers 1-18, missing 4; Vol. II, numbers 1-27. Vol. III, No. 12 (see below) includes an index to the first three volumes of the Journal. Vol. 1, No. 1 of April 1906 includes the 3rd, 4th and 5th Annual Reports.

1906 April-1920 November
Offsite-Box: 102 Box : P-2 Folder : 1-2 Journal of the Horticultural Society of New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Vol. III, Numbers 1-12, missing #9; Vol, IV, Number 1. Also includes a bound collection of Volumes II, III and IV of the Journal; this collection includes the Vol. III, No. 9 that is missing from the standalone issues. Vol. III, No. 12 includes an index to the first three volumes of the Journal.

1921 February-1924 July
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-4 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1924-27 (bound)
1924 August-1927 January
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-5 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1924-27 (copy 2) (bound)
1924 August-1927 January
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-6 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1927-29 (bound)
1927 January-1930 January
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-7 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1927-29 (copy 2) (bound)
1927 January-1930 January
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-8 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1930-34 (bound)
1930 January-1935 January
Offsite-Box: 92 Volume : HSNY-9 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1935-38 (bound)
1935 January-1939 January
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-10 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1935-38 (copy 2) (bound)
1935 January-1939 January
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-11 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1939-41 (bound)
1939 January-1941 January
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-12 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1939-41 (bound) (copy 2)
1939 January-1941 January
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 1-3 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York (loose) (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of six Year Books, for years 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1950. There are four copies of the 1950 HSNY 50th anniversary year book (the cover of which is dated for its publication year of 1951).

1930-1937, 1950
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-13 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-32 (bound)
1930 January-1932 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-14 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-32 (copy 2) (bound)
Offsite-Box: 102 Box : P-3 Folder : 1 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-31 (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of some Bulletins for these years.

1930 April-1931 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-15 Monthly Bulletin, 1933-34 (bound)
1933 January-1934 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-16 Monthly Bulletin, 1933-34 (copy 2) (bound)
1933 January-1934 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-17 Monthly Bulletin, 1935-36 (bound)
1935 January-1936 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-18 Monthly Bulletin, 1935-36 (copy 2) (bound)
1935 January-1936 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-19 Monthly Bulletin, 1937-38 (bound)
1937 January-1938 December
Offsite-Box: 93 Volume : HSNY-20 Monthly Bulletin, 1937-38 (copy 2) (bound)
1937 January-1938 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-21 Monthly Bulletin, 1939-40 (bound)
1939 January-1940 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-22 Monthly Bulletin, 1939-40 (copy 2) (bound)
1939 January-1940 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-23 Monthly Bulletin, 1941-42 (bound)
1941 January-1942 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-24 Monthly Bulletin, 1941-42 (copy 2) (bound)
1941 January-1942 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-25 Monthly Bulletin, 1943-44 (bound)
1943 January-1944 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-26 Monthly Bulletin, 1943-44 (copy 2) (bound)
1943 January-1944 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-27 Monthly Bulletin, 1945-46 (bound)
1945 January-1946 December
Offsite-Box: 94 Volume : HSNY-28 Monthly Bulletin, 1945-46 (copy 2) (bound)
1945 January-1946 December
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-29 Monthly Bulletin, 1947-48 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The Monthly Bulletin ceases at October 1947, replaced by a  Bulletin produced quarterly beginning in 1948.

1947 January-1948
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-30 Monthly Bulletin, 1947-48 (copy 2) (bound)
1947 January-1948
Offsite-Box: 102 Box : P-3 Folder : 2-4 Monthly Bulletin (loose) (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes incomplete sets of unbound Monthly Bulletins.

1934-1937
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-4 Folder : 1-3 Monthly Bulletin (loose) (3 folders)
1938-1941, 1946
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-31 Bulletin, 1949-50 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The final Bulletin was published for first quarter 1950.

1949-1950
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-32 Bulletin, 1949-50 (copy 2) (bound)
1949-1950
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-33 News,1951-52 (bound)
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-34 News,1951-52 (copy 2) (bound)
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-35 News,1953-54 (bound)
1953-1954
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-36 News,1953-54 (copy 2) (bound)
1953-1954
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-37 News,1955-56 (bound)
1955-1956
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-38 News,1955-56 (copy 2) (bound)
1955-1956
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 4 News (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of some News for these years.

1951-1957
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-39 Bulletin, 1957-59 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The first number of 1957 is still called News. The title  Bulletin returns in July 1957.

1957-1959
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-40 Bulletin, 1957-59 (copy 2) (bound)
1957-1959
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-5 Folder : 1-2 Bulletin, 1957-59 (loose) (2 folders)
1957-1959
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-41 Bulletin, 1960-61 (bound)
1960-1961
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-5 Folder : 3-4 Bulletin, 1960-61 (loose) (2 folders)
1960-1961
Offsite-Box: 95 Volume : HSNY-42 Bulletin, 1962-63 (bound)
1962-63
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-5 Folder : 5 Bulletin, 1962 (loose)
1962
Offsite-Box: 104 Box : P-8 Cards : - Index to Bulletin, 1958-1962
1958-1962(?)
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-6 Folder : 1-4 Bulletin, 1963-1966 (loose) (4 folders)
1964-1966
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-6 Folder : 5 News (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reminders of events and other messages spun off into a separate document, formerly included in the Bulletin.

1963 November-1965 March
Offsite-Box: 103 Box : P-6 Folder : 6-8 Bulletin, 1958-1961 (loose, additional copies) (3 folders)
1958-1961
Offsite-Box: 104 Box : P-7 Folder : 1-6 Bulletin, 1962-1966 (loose, additional copies) (6 folders)
1962-1966
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-43 Bulletin, 1967-69 (bound)
1967-1969 January
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 4-9 Bulletin, 1967-69 (loose, 2 copies) (6 folders)
1967-1969 Summer
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 10-12 Bulletin, 1970-73 (loose, 3 copies) (3 folders)
1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 13-14 Member Newsletter, 1969-1983. (loose, 2 copies) (2 folders)
1969-1983 May
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 15-19 Newsletter, 1983-98 (loose, 3 copies) (5 folders)
1983 June-1998 Fall
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 20 Garden Magazine. List of Articles, 1979-1983
1984
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-44 Garden Magazine (bound)
1977 November-1978
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-45 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1978
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-46 Garden Magazine (bound)
1979
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-47 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1979
Offsite-Box: 96 Volume : HSNY-48 Garden Magazine (bound)
1980
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-49 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1980
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-50 Garden Magazine (bound)
1981
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-51 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1981
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-52 Garden Magazine (bound)
1982
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-53 Garden Magazine (bound)
1983
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-54 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1983
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-55 Garden Magazine (bound)
1984
Offsite-Box: 97 Volume : HSNY-56 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1984
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 21 Garden Magazine (loose)
1980-1983, 1986

Subseries VI.B. Other Hort Print Matter, 1901-circa 2010. 5.85 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged roughly by the following document types, which are used as headings in the container list: manuscripts and publications; program brochures & pamphlets; forms, invitations & other ephemera; press & publicity; and posters & proclamations.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes a broad range of printed matter, especially ephemera, produced by the Hort over the course of the twentieth century and into the first decade of the twentieth first century. These include informational brochures and booklets, program calendars (ranging from 1933-2006), stationery and forms, membership solicitations, event announcements, admission tickets, press releases, posters, mayoral proclamations, and other documents. Many of these documents date from Hort's earliest years through the 1940s and were found in two (now disbound) scrapbooks. International Flower Shows, New York Flower Shows, lectures, education programs, pilgrimages/tours, exhibitions, and annual and other organization meetings are among the subjects of the material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: - Folder : - Manuscripts and Publications
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 1 Addresses Before the Horticultural Society

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "The Future of Nut Growing" (1923) by Robert T. Morris and "Shrubs" (1934) by Arthur Herrington.

1923, 1934
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 2 Manuscript Poems

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Iussos Asperge Sapores" [about apple trees] sent by Mrs. H.C. Butler, from "Punch, and "I Have a Little Garden" by Benjamin Schloss.

1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 3 A Five Foot Shelf of Garden Books

Scope and Contents Note

An annotated bibliography produced by the Hort's Library Committee.

1930s-1940s?
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 4 Men Who Sought and Found by Ethel W. McCool

Scope and Contents Note

Compilation of articles on plant exploration written by McCool and originally published for the Hort's Bulletin.

1940s?
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 5 Guide to English Gardens by Alice Chauncey

Scope and Contents Note

Two copies, both appear to be autographed by the author.

circa 1955
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 6 "Our Experiences with Orchid Plants in the Home" by Mrs. Thomas Powell

Scope and Contents Note

Includes takeaway notes for a course given at the Hort.

1962
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 7 Information Bulletins

Scope and Contents Note

Includes articles on horticultural topics, including content for a House Plant Course.

1968-circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 8 Information Sheets

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various forms of informational articles provided by the Hort on horticulture topics.

1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous Articles

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small number of tear sheets, clippings, brochures, and other documents on horticulture topics, but which do not appear to relate to Hort itself.

circa 1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 10 "A Horticultural Tour of Gardens Along the Beautiful Great Ouse"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the itinerary and related reading material for Hort's East Anglia tour, with Scott Appell.

2000
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 11 "A Tour of the Floriade and Private and Public Gardens of the Netherlands"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reading material compiled by Hort Director Education Scott Appell.

2002
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 12 Doing Time in the Garden: Life Lessons Through Prison Horticulture by James Jiler

Scope and Contents Note

Book is about Hort's GreenHouse and GreenTeam programs concerning vocational training at Rikers Island prison. The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F128 HV9306.N6 J55 2006.

2006
Box: - Folder : - Program Brochures & Pamphlets
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 13 Program Calendars
1933-1950
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 14 Program Calendars
1951-1969
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 15 Program Calendars
1968-1976
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 16 Program Calendars
1976-1979
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 17 Program Calendars
1980-1983
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 18 Program Calendars
1983-1989
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 19 Program Calendars
1990-1994
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 20 Program Calendars
1995-1997
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 21 Program Calendars
1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 22 Program Calendars
2000-2006
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 23 Compleat Gardener Lecture Calendars
1987-1996
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 24 Central Park Conservancy Program Calendars

Scope and Contents Note

Includes programs offered in partnership with the Hort.

2002-2004
Box: - Folder : - Forms, Invitations & Other Ephemera
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 1 Early Ephemera

Scope and Contents Note

Includes preliminary programs for the International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization (1902) and a donation form (1913).

1902, 1913, undated
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 2-6 Scrapbook #1 (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contents of a disbound scrapbook, including donation and membership forms, membership solicitation brochures, announcements of lectures, exhibitions and other programs, meeting announcements, etc.

1917, 1921-circa 1944
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 7-22 Scrapbook #2 (16 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the contents of a disbound scrapbook that included certificates, organization constitution and by-laws (as amended over time), invitations, announcements, programs, brochures, admission tickets, and other ephemera related to flower shows, International Flower shows, conferences, pilgrimages, meetings, general organizational matters, various events, membership, etc.

1901-1951
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 1-18 Ephemera. General (18 folders)
1970-2010
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 1 Ephemera. Membership
1930s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 2 Ephemera. Library Benefits
1994-2004
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 3 Ephemera. Library General
1990s-2000s?
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 4 Ephemera. GreenWorks
1988
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 5 Ephemera. Stationery
undated
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 6 Ephemera. Miscellaneous
1980s-2000s?
Box: - Folder : - Press & Publicity
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 7-8 Press Releases (2 folders)
1982-1986
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 9 Program Updates
1998-2002
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 10 Press Kits
1980s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 11 Publicity Press Book (Clippings, Disbound)
1986-1987
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous Clippings
1980-2005
Box: - Folder : - Posters & Proclamations
Drawer: OS-Large Posters. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Houseplant Societies Show "The Joy of Houseplants" (undated), blow-up of Hort advertisement in the New York Times (29 January 1980), New York Flower Shows (1985, 1987/art by Peter Max, 1990/art by Lorenz, 1992, 1995, 1996), Astor Place Flower Market (1982, designed by Susan Keiser), and New York is Book Country (2000, art by Robert Sabuda). There are multiple copies and versions of some of the posters.

1980-2000
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : 2 Mayoral Proclamations (Flat box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "New York Flower Show Month" (1986 and 1987), "New York Flower Show Days" (1996), and "New York Horticultural Society Centennial Day" (1999) (1980s signed by Edward I. Koch, 1990s by Rudolph W. Giulani).

1986-1999

Subseries VI.C. Miscellaneous Print Material, 1811-1997. 7.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes mid-nineteenth century horticultural publications from the American Institute of the City of New York, and even earlier items relating to the New York Horticultural Society (not be be confused with HSNY), the first such organization in the United States, founded in New York City in 1818. Also found here are visually-interesting seed catalogs from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and various loose botanical prints and engravings.

Arrangement Note

The material in this subseries is sorted alphabetically by title or subject.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 1 American Institute: Adoniram Chandler, Address, Delivered at the Close of the Nineteenth Annual Fair of the American Institute, of the City of New-York, at Castle Garden, October 23, 1846 (New York: Van Norden & Amerman, 1846).
1846
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 2 American Institute: Thomas Bridgeman, Horticultural Report of the Nineteenth Annual Fair of the American Institute, Held at Castle Garden, in the City of New-York, October, 1846 (New York: Van Gelder & Riley, 1846)
1846
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 3 American Institute: Thomas Bridgeman and Peter B. Mead, Horticultural Report of the Twenty-First Annual Fair of the American Institute, Held at Castle Garden, New York City, October 1848 (New York: Joseph H. Jennings, 1848).
1848
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 4 American Institute: H. Meigs, Address Delivered at the Opening of the Twenty-Second Annual Fair of the American Institute at Castle Garden, October, 1849 (New York: William E. Dean, 1849).
1849
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 5 American Institute: Proceedings of the Second Congress of Fruit Growers, Convened Under the Auspices of the American Institute, in the City of New-York, 1849 (Albany: Charles Van Benthuysen, 1850).
1850
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 6 American Institute: Schedules of prizes, premiums, programs, etc.
1901-1903
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 7 American Society of Botanical Artists, 2009 Directory of Members
2009
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 8 China--A Land of Beauty (Suzhou Gardens)
1960s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 9 Common Wild Flowers of New York State by Patricia Ellison, John M. Kingsbury, and Peter A. Hyypio (New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University)
[1975?]
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 10 Eastern New York Horticultural Society: Fifth and Sixth Annual Meetings

Scope and Contents Note

Appears to have been organized in 1896, Hudson River Valley area.

1901-1902
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 11 Elgin Botanic Garden: David Hosack, A Statement of Facts Relative to the Establishment and Progress of the Elgin Botanic Garden, and the Subsequent Disposal of the Same to the State of New-York (New York: C. S. Van Winkle, 1811).

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number Y1811 .Hos.

1811
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 12 A Few Garden Pictures (New York: John Scheepers & Co., Inc., agents for R. Wallace & Co., Colchester, England)
circa 1914
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 13 Gourley, Josette (artist)

Scope and Contents Note

Information about artist Josette Gourley, her painting "Carolina Swamp," and three notecard reproductions of her botanical illustrations.

circa 1983
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 14 Habit de Jardinier [reproduction antique French engraving]
n.d.
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 15 Hagan, Patti: gardening articles

Scope and Contents Note

Photocopies of gardening articles by Patti Hagan from the New York Times and  Wall Street Journal.

1984-1997
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 16 Home Landscapes (Westbury, N.Y.: Hicks Nurseries, Inc.)
1938
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 17 Howard Studios Garden Ornaments. Catalogue No. 6.
1934
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 18 Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, vol. 5
1990
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 19 Martha Stewart Living
1998 April
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 20 The Mayflower [gardening periodical]
1897 April 18 & May 18
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 21 Metropolitan Urban Garden Festival, April 23-26, 1998, Metro Tech Center, Downtown Brooklyn [flier]
1998
Offsite-Box: 78 Folder : 22 Newport in Flower: A History of Newport's Horticultural Heritage by Harriet Jackson Phelps [draft]

Scope and Contents Note

Typescript draft of Phelps's work, published in 1979. Includes correspondence regarding the foreword supplied by Charles D. Webster of the Horticultural Society of New York.

1978
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 1 New York Florists' Club: Essays and Lectures
1895, 1901, 1904
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 2 New York Florists' Club: Publications
1928-1972
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 3 New York Florists' Club: Fiftieth Anniversary of the New York Florists' Club, 1887-1937 [souvenir journal]
1937
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 4 New York Horticultural Society: Constitution and By-Laws of the New-York Horticultural Society, Incorporated March 22, 1822 (New York: J. Seymour, 1824)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 SB1 .N47 1824.

1824
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 5 New York Horticultural Society: David Hosack, An Inaugural Discourse, Delivered Before the New-York Horticultural Society at Their Anniversary Meeting, on the 31st of August, 1824 (New York: J. Seymour, 1824).

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 S93 Box 1.

1824
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 6 New York Horticultural Society: John Frederick Schroeder, Intellectual and Moral Resources of Horticulture. An Anniversary Discourse, Pronounced Before the New-York Horticultural Society, at the Annual Celebration, August 26, 1828 (New York: the Society, 1828)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number Pamph SB105 .S38 1838.

1828
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 7 New York Horticultural Society: John W. Francis, An Address Delivered Before the New-York Horticultural Society, at Their Anniversary, on the Eighth of September, 1829 (New York: E. Conrad, 1830)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 S93 Box 1.

1830
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 8 New York Horticultural Society: Monthly Report

Scope and Contents Note

1881: September, October, November, December
1882: February, March, April, May, September, November

The N-YHS Library holds six issues from 1885 (February, March, April, May, November, December) under call number F126 SB1.N47 R4.

1881-1882
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 9 New York Horticultural Society: Illustrations from Frank Leslie's Illsutrated Newspaper

Scope and Contents Note

1856 July 5: "Exhibition of the N. Y. Horticultural Society at Clinton Hall, N. Y." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 5 July 1856 [photocopy; for original, see Box: FF-11, Folder 13]

1886 November 13: "New York City.--The Eighth Annual Chrysanthemum Exhibition, Under the Auspices of the New York Horticultural Society, at Cosmopolitan Hall, Forty-First Street and Broadway, November 2D-6th."

1856, 1886
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 10 Orchids in the Life and Culture of the Chinese People by Shiu-Ying Hu (Hong Kong: Chung Chi College)
1971
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 11 [Prince] Linnaean Botanic Garden and Nurseries (Flushing, N.Y.: William Prince & Co.): broadside circulars and bill-of-sale
1826-1878
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 12 Roses by Bobbink & Atkins
1927
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 13 Roses of Yesterday (Watsonville, Ca.: Lester Rose Gardens)
1948
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 14 Schermerhorn, Richard Jr.: Country Places of Old New York [research paper]
n.d.
Offsite-Box: 79 Folder : 15 Seed Catalog (Allen): 1870. Retail Priced Catalogue of Vegetable, Flower, Fruit, Herb and Field Seeds for Sale by R. H. Allen & Co. at Their Agricultural Implement & Seed Warehouses, 189 and 191 Water Street, New-York.
1870
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 1 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1884, 1888
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 2 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1895, 1897
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 3 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual +  Unique List of the Best Seeds That Grow (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1898
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 4 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (2 copies) (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1901
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 5 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1919
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 6 Seed Catalog (Gregory): Annual Circular and Retail Catalogue of Warranted Vegetable and Flower Seeds (Marblehead, Mass.: James J. H. Gregory)
1873, 1874
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 7 Seed Catalog: Harlem Nursery. Catalogue of Fruit and Forest Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Evergreens, and Herbaceous Plants (New York: Michael Floy & Sons, 1832).
1832
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 8 Seed Catalog (Sawyer): Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Choice and Select Flower and Garden Seeds (Portland, Me. W. C. Sawyer & Co., 1881).
1881
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 9 Seed Catalog (Terry): 1891 Seed Annual (Detroit: D. M. Terry & Co., 1891).
1891
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 10 Seed Catalog (Thorburn): Annual Catalogue High-Class Seeds (New York: J. M. Thorburn & Co., 1900).
1900
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 11 Seed Catalog: Van Bourgondien Bros. 1937 Spring Planting Guide
1937
Offsite-Box: 80 Folder : 12 Seed Catalog: R. A. van der Schoot (Holland)
n.d.
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 1 Seed Catalog: Vick's Illustrated Floral Guide (Rochester, N.Y.: James Vick).
1873, 1874
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 2 Seed Catalog: Vick's Flower and Vegetable Garden (Rochester, N.Y.: James Vick).
[1880s?]
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 3 Seed Catalog (Wayside): Hardy Herbaceous & Alpine Plants (Mentor, Ohio: Wayside Gardens Co., 1928).
1928
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 4 Three Hundred Years of Parks: A Timeline of New York City Park History (City of New York, Parks & Recreation)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F128.64.A1 C32 1988.

1988
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 5 United States Patent Office: Plant Patents (with illustrations)

Scope and Contents Note

2548: Almond tree
2549: Rose
2550: Rose
2551: Crepe Myrtle
2552: Chrysanthemum
2553: Rose
2554: Chrysanthemum
2555: Chrysanthemum
2556: Redbud
2557: Rose
2558: Rose
2559: Gladiolus
2560: Gladiolus
2561: Gladiolus
2562: Gladiolus
2563: Rose, Miniature
2564: Plum
2565: Rose
2566: Ashtree
2567: Fraxinius
2568: Azalea
2569: Rose
2570: Rose
2571: Plum
2572: Cherry
2576: Rose
2577: Rose
2578: Rose
2579: Rose

1965
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 6 Wild Flowers of Greece

Scope and Contents Note

Portfolio of twelve loose prints, with captions in Greek.

01. Anemone coronaria
02. Vinca herbacea
03. Crocus aureus
04. Anemone blanda
05. Iris attica
06. Serapias vomeracea
07. Cistus creticus
08. Campanula spathulata 09. Lilium heldreichii
10. Echinops graecus
11. Dianthus diffusus
12. Cyclamen graecum

n.d.
Offsite-Box: 81 Folder : 7 [Book] Feasibility Study on the Creation of a City-Wide Plant Information Service
circa 1974
Offsite-Box: 82 Folder : 1-2 [Book] Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, vols. 58-59

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds other issues under call number F536 .I26.

1924-1925
Offsite-Box: 82 Folder : 3 [Book] The West Point Foundry Site, Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York (Ralph Brill Associates)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F129.C648 R3.

1979 November
Offsite-Box: 101 Volume : HSNY-108 [Book] The Gardens of Russell Page by Marina Schinz and Gabrielle van Zuylen (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991)
1991
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 2 Botanical illustrations (loose prints & engravings) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Aquilegia canadensis
Aralia spinosa (2)
Arbutus unedo
Arbutus uva ursi
Cornus mascula
Cornus paniculata
Cornus sanguinea
Cornus sericea
Dillenia pentagyna
Dionae muscipula
Dodecotheon medea
Duroia eriopila
Egle
Juglans cinerea
Juglans nigra
Lathyrus
Lawsonia
Ledum latifolium
Ligusticum scoticum
Ligustrum vulgare
Lilium Martagon
Limodorum
Limonia
Lonicera diervilla
Lonicera media
Lonicera nigra
Lonicera periclymenum
Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera symphoricarpos
Lonicera xylosteum
Lotus
Malva
Manisuris
Maranta
Marchantia
Martynia
Passiflora
Pedicularis (2)
Pelargonium (2)
Periploca
Periploca graeca
Peucedanum
Phalaris
Phaseolus
Phelipaea
Philadelphus
Philadelphus coronarius nanus
Phillyrea
Phlox (2)
Phoenix
Phyllanthus
Physalis
Pilularia
Pimelaea
Pinguicula
Pinus (2)
Pisum
Pittosporum
Plantago (2)
Platanus orientalis
Platanus orientalis acerifolia
Plumbago
Plumeria
Poa
Polemonium
Polianthes
Polygala
Polypodium
Polytrichum
Pommerullia
Populus
Potamogeton
Pontederia
Portulaca
Potentilla
Primula var.
Ptelea trifoliata
Pyrola uniflora
Ribes lacustre

1800s
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 3 "Exhibition of the N. Y. Horticultural Society at Clinton Hall, N. Y." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. [Oversize]
1856 July 5
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 4 Foster, Laura Louise: Three signed botanical prints (on board) created for the American Rock Garden Society [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Claytonia caroliniana
Cornus canadensis
Iris verna

1981
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 5 "General View of the Central Park, New York." Harper's Weekly. [Oversize]
1860 June 16
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 6 Goulandris, Niki (artist): Twelve botanical prints. [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Gift to HSNY from Mrs. Goulandris, June 1983. Prints are copyright Goulandris Museum (Kifissia).

01. Anemone pavonina var.
02. Anemone pavonina var. purpureoviolacea
03. Cyclamen graecum
04. Cyclamen repandum
05. Geranium macrorrhizum
06. Glaucium flavum var. serpierii
07. Hablerlea rhodeopensis
08. Hypericum olympicum
09. Lilium candidum
10. Lilium chalcedonicum
11. Rosa canina
12. Symphyandra cretica

circa 1983
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 7 Lilies of Japan (West Orange, N.J.: Joseph Manda Co.) [Oversize]
n.d.
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 8 Six Fern Botanicals (Victor Schrager and Martha Stewart Living) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

01. Japanese Painted Fern
02. Trifid Holly Fern & Deceptive Wood Fern
03. Southern Beech Fern & Eared Lady Fern
04. Maidenhair Spleenwort, Ebony Spleenwort, Tatting Fern, Holly-Fern Woodsia & Rusty Woodsia
05. Plumose Oak Fern & Robert's Oak Fern
06. Evergreen Wood Fern & Woodland Fragine Fern

1993
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 9 Williamson, Philemona (artist): Two watercolors--notated "Rikers Island" on back--for the July/August 1985 issue of HSNY's Garden. [Oversize]
1985
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 10 Gourley, Josette (artist): "Vanda Hilo Princess 'Alice'" (limited edition print) [Oversize]
1980s
Offsite-Box: 111 Box : FF-11 Folder : 11 Medicinal Plant Map of the United States (National Wholesale Druggists' Association) [Oversize]
1932 September
Drawer: Oversize-Large Vanderlip Estate, Bedford, N.Y.: Gate renderings (2) by Luther Greene, landscape designer, and Roger Bartels, architect. [Oversize]
1983-1984

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