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Mary Rutherfurd Jay Collection, 1905-1945
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Series Description

Box 1, 1 ov volume

I. Personal Papers , 1905-1907, 1929


A. Education

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to her studies at the Bussey Institute, 1905-1907.

B. Travel to England , 1929


C. Writings , 1918-1930s


D. Photographs of a hunting trip to Quebec

Boxes 2-3, 5-6

II. Professional Papers , 1912-1939

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically.

A. Travel and Lectures

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to her travel around the world to visit gardens and the lectures she gave using the information and images she collected. This sub-series contains photograph albums containing her photographs and purchased images of places she visited as well as some photographs of her projects and some personal images, lecture notes, correspondence, announcements for and clippings about her lectures, subject files related to gardens throughout the world. [Her lantern slides were transferred to the CED Architecture Slide Library (a list is available)]

B. Garden Clubs

Scope and Content Note

Consists of announcements and publications issued by various garden clubs.
Boxes 4-7, Flat Files, Tubes

III. Project Records , 1908-1945

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically by project.

A. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Images of some of her completed gardens exist in standard and oversize photographs.

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Contains sketches, plans, planting plans, and drawings for garden furniture, structures, and objects.

IV. Art and Artifacts , n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Wooden plaque for MRJ Collection from Reef Point Gardens Library and three tin boxes of plant cards.