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Finding aid of the Alfred Carl Hottes Papers
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Collection consists of photographic portraits; correspondence; newspaper and magazine tear-sheets and clippings, some in scrapbooks; newletters; publication contracts and agreements; collected chromolithographs and colored engravings (many by Mary E. Eaton); and watercolor, oil color, and scratchboard illustrations by Hottes, which form the bulk of the collection. Many of the illustrations by Hottes were for a book on California plants which he never published, because of the prohibitive cost of color printing at the time.
Horticulturalist. Born in Ithaca, N.Y., March 16, 1891. Instructor at Cornell University (floriculture, 1914-1916) and Ohio State University (floriculture and ornamental horticulture, 1916-1929). Garden editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, 1929-1942. Moved to La Jolla, Calif., where he continued to edit garden pages for several national magazines, write and revise books, give lectures on horticultural topics, collect succulents, and sketch and paint ornamental trees and shrubs. Died in La Jolla on February 28, 1955.
12 boxes (6.0 linear ft.) 18 oversize boxes (19.5 linear ft.)
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