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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Horticulture


Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • Rosewarne Experimental Horticulture Station, Camborne: records incl reports, minutes, visitor book, photographs, newspaper articles and publications 1951-2020 (AD2680)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Ramsey and District Horticultural Society: minutes and papers 1992-2016 (6053)

Kingston History Centre

  • A.W. Wheatley (fl1875), gardener: gardener's diary and notebook from Bearwood Gardens 1874-1881 (KHC/2020/025)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sir Frederick Claude Stern (1884-1967), botanist and horticulturalist: records of Highdown Gardens, incl plant index cards, a series of glass plate negatives, and photographs c1909-2014 (19802)


Garden Museum Archives

  • Anthony Howard Venison (1930-2019), gardens editor for Country Life magazine: diaries (6) with daily entries referencing people in the gardening world, gardens, art, and plants 1977-1996 (ARC-2020-001; VEN)
  • Harriett Dench (1774-1873): letters (26) to William Pamplin (1768-1844), nurseryman in Chelsea, detailing their long-distance courtship, engagement, and the establishment of the Nursery on the King's Road, Chelsea, London 1792-1867 (ARC-2020-003; PAM)
  • Richard Thomas Church (1893-1972), poet, critic, novelist and autobiographer: material incl correspondence with his secretary Jean Malins, a letter and funeral orders of service for author and garden designer Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), horticultural booklets (2), and annotated books (3) 1939-2015 (ARC-2020-005; CHU)
  • Joy Larkcom (b1935) vegetable expert, gardening writer, lecturer, and media broadcaster: preparation and research material, diaries, photographs, and articles rel to the 'Grand Vegetable Tour', a year-long caravan trip (1976-1977) around Europe with family, to collect seed of old varieties to send back to the National Vegetable Research Station (now the UK Vegetable Genebank at Warwick University) 1954-2020 (ARC-2020-002; LAR)

Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Libraries

  • Loyal Robert Johnson (1904-1999), American landscape architect: art work and papers 1934-1948 (LRJ)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Aberdeen Agricultural Graduates Association: minutes, bulletins 1987-2019 (929)