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Gertrude Jekyll Collection, 1877-1931
1955-1  
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Description
Contains records related to the life and career of landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) who practiced primarily in England. Documents Jekyll's collaborative relationships with architectcs, especially Edwin Lutyens, through project records. Records include correspondence, photographs, drawings, and albums.
Background
Gertrude Jekyll was one of the twentieth century's most important British landscape designers and writers. In her youth Jekyll was a painter, but poor eyesight forced her to choose another career. She loved the cottage garden and reinterpereted it in many medium- and small-scale landscapes in Edwardian England. In the course of her career, Jekyll consulted on approximately 350 gardens in England and abroad.
Extent
3 boxes, 10 flat file drawers, 6 photograph albums 183 digital images
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.