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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Gardening


Berkshire Record Office

  • East Reading Horticultural Society: minutes and other records 1941-2010 (D/EX 1482)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Ivinghoe Parish Council: records incl minutes, accounts, allotment records, corresp and papers rel to property, maps, Poor Lands Charity records and Duncombes Charity records 1894-2010 (PR 116)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Cartmel Agricultural Society: minutes, catalogues and prize lists, balance sheets and accounts, posters, press cuttings 1960-2004 (WDSO 219)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Society: committee minutes 1923-1950 (D7483)

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Ealing Allotment and Gardens Society: minutes and corresp 1965-2010 (407)

Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Grange Park Floral Art Club: minutes, corresp and photographs 1959-2012

Essex Record Office

  • White Notley Gardening Club: accounts and other papers 1956-1962 (A13166)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Thomas Lobb, gardener and bailiff, Penton Lodge estate: accounts and notebook on his work, local life, family events rel to his employers 1884-1929 (107A11)

Herefordshire Record Office

  • Herefordshire Flower Guild: records 1881 - 2004 (CN23)

Kingston Museum and Heritage Service

  • Tolworth and District Leisure Gardeners Society: records 1948-2007 (KX476)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Hoo Gardeners Association: minutes and newsletters 2000-10 (DE886)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Robert Pole, market gardener, Belton: diaries (3) and other family papers 1888-2011 (ACC 2011/214)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Keyworth and District Gardening Association: records incl papers of the Horticultural Section of the Keyworth Show 1976-2009 (7957)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Cedars Hardy Plant Nursery, Wells: corresp, bills and receipts 1902-1932 (A\DGD)
  • Kelway & Son Ltd, nurserymen, Langport: corresp, accounts and papers 1912-1989 (A/DHH)

Stockport Archive Service

  • Bramhall Horticultural Society: records 20th cent (D2023)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Suffolk Organic Gardeners Club: accounts, corresp, newspaper cuttings and misc papers 1982-2008 (GC715)

Surrey History Centre

  • Burree family, market gardeners, Manor Farm, Byfleet: additional family and business records incl wage and accounts book c1920-2011 (8903)
  • F & G Mizen Ltd, Bonsey's Farm, nurserymen, Woking: sales ledger c1930-39 (8901)

West Sussex Record Office

  • John Cheal & Sons, market gardeners, Crawley: personal papers of WE Cheal, director 20th cent (Acc 16145)
  • West Sussex Growers Association: additional records incl minutes, accounts and Friendly Society register 20th cent (Acc 16421)
  • West Sussex Growers Association: Tomato Study Group minutes 1954-65 (Acc 16103)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Baildon Horticultural Society: minutes, cash books, membership books, allotment tenancy agreements, papers and sales books 1942-2009 (WYB518)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Shadwell Horticultural Society: secretary reports, financial records incl account and cash books, flower show registers of entries, results and award winners 1947-2010 (WYL2343)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Heytesbury Horticultural Society: minutes 1960-1977 (4006)
  • Melksham Flower Arrangement Society: minutes and papers 1983-2010 (3106)


Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Guernsey Southern Agricultural and Horticultural Society: minutes, papers and accounts 1912-2003 (AQ 1218-1219)
  • Guernsey Western Agricultural and Horticultural Society: result records and prize books 1995-2007

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Marianne North, traveller painter and naturalist: letter to her maid Annie, whilst in Tenerife c1870-1879 (PrP 11-0012)
  • Thomas Le Mesurier Spring-Smyth, royal engineer and plant collector: corresp rel to plant collecting incl lists and notes rel to Nepal (1961-1962) 1961-2001 (PrP 11-0018)
  • Bernard Verdcourt, botanist, Kew: corresp, papers and notes rel to work at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew c1960-2000 (PrP 11-0007)
  • Kew Mutual Improvement Society: session minutes 1904-1905 (PrP 11-0001)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Backhouse Plant Nursery, York: glass slides 19th-20th Cent (BN)

Oxford University: Griffith Institute

  • Alexandra H Wilkinson, garden historian: notes and drafts for publications rel to ancient Egyptian gardens and cultivation, with slides and some notes on jewellery c1960-2010