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|Collectors:||Walker, Violet Niles|
|Title:||Violet Niles Walker Papers (PP)|
|Abstract:||Collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, black and white photographs, negatives, journal articles, and notes.|
|Quantity:||.85 linear feet; 2 boxes.|
|Call Phrase:||Violet Niles Walker (PP)|
Very little is known about the specifics of the life of Violet Niles Walker, with the exception that she was married to Joseph Walker and resided in Woodberry Forest, Virginia. It is clear that she was very active in horticultural groups including the American Horticulture Society and the Garden Club of Virginia.
This collection consists of primarily incoming and outgoing correspondence from Violet Niles Walker. Most correspondence is related to the propagation of lilies, seed and bulb exchange, importation of seeds, and gardening advice. Other items include plant lists, photographs, and midcellaneous notes on the subject of lilies.
|The collection is organized into two series:|
|Series 1: Correspondence. 1931-1945.|
|Series 2: Miscellaneous. 1933-1945.|
This collection is open for research with permission from Mertz Library staff.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be submitted in writing to the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden.
|The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.|
|Fox, Helen Morgenthau, 1884-1974.|
|Slate, George L., (George Lewis), b. 1899.|
|Walker, Violet Niles|
|American Horticulural Society. Lily Committee|
|Garden Club of Virginia--History.|
|Horticulture--Societies, etc.--North America.|
|Woodberry Forest (Va.)--History|
|American Horticulture Society.|
|Garden Club of Virginia.|
|black and white photographs.|
New York Botanical Garden
VF American Horticultural Society
VF Garden Club of Virginia
Negatives have been removed from the collection and rehoused in the film vault of the New York Botanical Garden. A seperation sheet is located in folder 19, Box 2.
Violet Niles Walker (PP), Archives, The New York Botanical Garden.
This collection was recieved from the archives stacks on September 24, 1980. The original accession number is 238.
Processed May 2005 by Kathleene Konkle under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) PA-50678-04.
Series 1. Correspondence. 1931-1945.
Scope and Content:
Incoming and outgoing correspondence dealing primarily with the propagation of lilies and the activities of the Lily Committee of the American Horticultural Society. Correspondents include Philip Brierly, Julia Clark, Helen Morgenthau Fox, Laurence Holland McDaniels, Norma Pfeiffer, George Slate, and Albert M. Volmer.
|1.1||American Horticulture Society||1938-1945|
|1.2||American Horticulture Society-Lily Committee (1)||1935-1945|
|1.3||American Horticulture Society-Lily Committee (2)||1935-1945|
|1.4||American Horticulture Society-Lily Committee (copies)||1940-1945|
|1.5||American Horticulture Society-Lily Slide Collection (1)||1931-1939|
|1.6||American Horticulture Society-Lily Slide Collection (2)||1941-1945|
|1.8||Clark, Julia E.||1936-1939|
|1.9||Fox, Helen Morgenthau||1936-1945|
|2.5||Pfeifer, Norma E.||1940-1945|
|2.6||Slate, George I.||1937-1945|
|2.7||United States Department of Agriculture (re: Importation/Quarantine)||1936-1945|
Series 2. Miscellaneous. 1933-1945.
Scope and Content:
Contains general notes, plant lists, planting results, and journal articles. It is undetermined whether these items are related to AHS or GCV. Includes unidentified black and white photographs of various lilies. Negatives of these photos have been removed and rehoused in the film vault.
|2.12||Notes/plant lists/bibliography||ca. 1939|
|2.13||Plant lists/species notes||ca. 1942|
|2.14||Annual members letter (AHS)||1943/1944|