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.
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.
3 boxes, 10 flat file drawers, 6 photograph albums
183 digital images
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Collection is open for research.