Finding aid of the Alfred Carl Hottes Papers

Processed by Russell Johnson
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
History & Special Collections Division
UCLA
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1798
Phone: 310/825-6940
Fax: 310/825-0465
Email: biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/his/hisdiv.htm
© 2000
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Alfred Carl Hottes Papers

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

History & Special Collections Division



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
  • History & Special Collections Division
  • UCLA
  • 12-077 Center for Health Sciences
  • Box 951798
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1798
  • Phone: 310/825-6940
  • Fax: 310/825-0465
  • Email: biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/his/hisdiv.htm
Processed by:
Russell Johnson, 6 April 1999
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred Carl Hottes Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1915-1955
Collection number: 57
Creator: Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891-1955.
Extent: 12 boxes (6.0 linear ft.) 18 oversize boxes (19.5 linear ft.)
Repository: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. History and Special Collections Division
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1798
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred Carl Hottes Papers. 57. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History & Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography / Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Plant and flower illustrations by Hottes are arranged in alphabetical order by scientific (genus-species) name.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891-1955.
Horticulturalists--United States--Archives.
Botanical illustration.
Botany.
Horticulture.
Floriculture.
Gardening.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Eaton, Mary E.
Better homes and gardens.


Container List

Box 1 , Folder 1-17

Flower drawings and paintings: A - Baikina

Box 2 , Folder 18-31

Cal - Com

Box 3 , Folder 32-44

Cono - Cocl

Box 4 , Folder 45-59

Crassula - Crassula schmiditii

Box 5 , Folder 60-77

Crassula spatulata - Darlington californica

Box 6 , Folder 78-95

Datura - Echeveria gibbiflora metallica

Box 7 , Folder 96-109

Echeveria glauca - Epicattyleya orpeti

Box 8 , Folder 108-131

Epipliyllur - Fuchsia

Box 9 , Folder 132-155

Fuchsia carbynbulosa - Hawortha viscosia

Box 10 , Folder 156-183

Hechtia texensis - Kalanchoe tubiflora

Box 11 , Folder 184-215

Kalanchoe uniflora - Nasturtium

Box 12 , Folder 216-245

Notocactus leninghausi - Pailownia empresstree

Box 13 , Folder 246-276

Pedilanthus - Rhoe discolor

Box 14 , Folder 277-296

Rhombophyllum rhomboideum - Senecio mikanoides

Box 15 , Folder 297-313

Senecio pendula - Stapelia pulvinata

Box 16 , Folder 314-332

Stapelia variegata - Trichosporum pulchrum

Box 17 , Folder 333-342

Tropaeolum peregrinum - various scratchboards of flowers

Box 18

Scrapbooks: (1) Publicity in Better Homes and Gardens; (2) Newspaper columns by Hottes (1926-1928)

Box 19

Flower picture and prints (M.E. Evans et al), mounted on boards

Box 20

M.E. Eaton prints; photographs of Hottes et al; biographical material

Box 21

Pencil & ink drawings; figure captions/legends; clippings; MSS. notes and correspondence; illustrated pamphlet dummy; Hottes personal history; Cabbages and Things (newsletter by Plantsmaith; 1949- 1955)

Box 22

Scratchboards: original box listings and boards A - D, #1-85

Note

(except #3, removed to oversize box)
Box 23

Scratchboards E - L, #86-174

Note

(except #104, 154, removed to oversize box)
Box 24

Scratchboards M - Z, #175-275

Note

(except #178, removed to oversize box)
Box 25

Scratchboards: non-botanical subjects

Box 26

Watercolors: miscellaneous

Box 27

Watercolors: A - C

Box 28

Scratchboards; watercolors; clippings; photographs; collected engravings

Box 29

Book advertisements; Burpee seed catalog (1944); TS., color- illustrated lecture notes; TS. collected poems (1948, 1952) and letter by Carroll Dewilton Scott