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Neal Townley Childs Collection, 1916-1935
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Series Description

Box 1

I. Professional Records , 1923, 1931-1935

Scope and Content Note

Contains a resume, project list, job application and correspondence. The job application includes samples of Childs's work such as reports and drawings. Correspondence includes letters of appreciation from clients and friends regarding the publication of his work in the "Architect and Engineer."
Boxes 1, 3-5

II. Office Records , ca. 1916-1932

Scope and Content Note

Consists of contracts, procedural statements, promotional materials, drawings and scrapbooks. Contracts include blank forms and completed documents. The drawings, sketches and plans of a variety of garden structures, may have been sold individually by Childs. The scrapbooks contain photographs and clippings of landscape details, arranged by subject. One volume consists entirely of photographs of eucalyptus and other trees.
Box 2

III. Project Records , ca. 1927-1932

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Includes correspondence, specifications, plant lists, photographs and a drawing, primarily of residential projects in the Palo Alto area. Includes photographs and a drawing of Oakholme, Childs's own garden in Atherton.

A. Files


B. Photographs

Box 2

IV. Additional Donations , ca. 1931

Scope and Content Note

Blueprints for Blackman Garden, Stanford University.