A Guide to the Aldie Horticultural Society Records, 1923-2013 Aldie Horticultural Society Records M 009

A Guide to the Aldie Horticultural Society Records, 1923-2013

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number M 009


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Processed by: Rebecca K. Ottinger

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
M 009
Title
Aldie Horticultural Society Records, 1923-2013
Extent
1 cu. ft
Creator
Aldie Horticultural Society
Language
English
Abstract
Photocopies of minutes, roll call records, programs, and brochures of places visited by the members of the Aldie Horticultural Society from 1923-2013.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Aldie Horticultural Society Records, 1923-2013 (M 009), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Provenance

Aldie Horticultural Society, Aldie, VA

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

1997.0001; 2013.0149

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca K. Ottinger, 21 Aug 2006.

Previously shelved as NUCMC 1.


Historical Information

On 9 Mar 1923 seventeen women met at the home of Mrs. John Moore (n.d.) and decided to establish the Aldie Horticultural Society. Mrs. Floyd (Eleanor Truax) Harris (1868-1937), was elected president, and the group agreed to meet monthly. Records show that the group has met on a regular basis to hear presentations on topics of interest to gardeners, to undertake projects to beautify various sites in Aldie, to visit gardens of interest, and to sponsor shows of several varieties of plants, including a yearly daffodil show for members of the society. Mrs. Harris developed the Stoke Daffodil, named for her home, Stoke.

The organization, which is not associated with Garden Clubs of Virginia, meets on a regular basis. Ongoing civic activities include sending two Aldie children to nature camp each year, and decorating the town of Aldie, VA for Christmas. A long term project has been to send money for treats to a senior citizens' home in Manassas, VA for the Fourth of July.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of minutes, roll call records, programs, and brochures of places visited by the members of the society from 1923-2013. The originals of these records were retained by the society.

Folders 1-11 contain the minutes of meetings of years 1923-1933. Folders 12 -16 contain the minutes for 1937-1941. Minutes in Folder 18 go back to 1933; folders 19-22 contain records for 1934-1937.


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Aldie Horticultural Society Records (M 009), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Interview, Mrs. Frederick Warren, 2006.


Other Finding Aid

None


Other Finding Aid

None


Bibliography

Aldie Horticultural Society Records (M 009), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Interview, Mrs. Frederick Warren, 2006.


Contents List

Box: 1
  • Folder 1: Minutes, 1923
  • Folder 2: Minutes, 1924
  • Folder 3: Minutes, 1925
  • Folder 4: Minutes, 1926
  • Folder 5: Minutes, 1927
  • Folder 6: Minutes, 1928
  • Folder 7: Minutes, 1929
  • Folder 8: Minutes, 1930
  • Folder 9: Minutes, 1931
  • Folder 10: Minutes, 1932
  • Folder 11: Minutes, Apr 1933
  • Folder 12: Minutes, 1937
  • Folder 13: Minutes, 1938
  • Folder 14: Minutes, 1939
  • Folder 15: Minutes, 1940
  • Folder 16: Minutes, 1941
  • Folder 17: Roll Call; articles regarding the death of Mrs. Floyd Harris 1923-1941
  • Folder 18: Minutes, Oct, Nov 1933
  • Folder 19: Minutes, 1934
  • Folder 20: Minutes, 1935
  • Folder 21: Minutes, 1936
  • Folder 22: Minutes, 1937
  • Folder 23: Minutes, 1942
  • Folder 24: Minutes, 1943
  • Folder 25: Minutes, 1944
  • Folder 26: Minutes, 1945-1946
  • Folder 27: Minutes, 1947
  • Folder 28: Minutes, 1948
  • Folder 29: Minutes, 1949
  • Folder 30: Minutes,1950
  • Folder 31: Minutes, 1951
  • Folder 32: Minutes, 1952
  • Folder 33: Minutes, 1953
  • Folder 34: Minutes, 1954
  • Folder 35: Minutes, 1955
Box: 2
  • Folder 1: Minutes, 1956
  • Folder 2: Minutes, 1957
  • Folder 3: Minutes, 1958
  • Folder 4: Minutes, 1959
  • Folder 5: Minutes, 1960
  • Folder 6: Roll Call, 1942-1960
  • Folder 7: Minutes, 1961-1963, Roll Call 1961-1964
  • Folder 8: Minutes, 1964-1965
  • Folder 9: Minutes, 1966
  • Folder 10: Minutes, 1967
  • Folder 11: Minutes, 1968
  • Folder 12: Minutes, Program, 1969
  • Folder 13: Minutes, Program, 1970
  • Folder 14: Minutes, Program, 1971
  • Folder 15: Minutes, Program, 1972
  • Folder 16: Minutes, Program, 1973
  • Folder 17: Minutes, Program, 1974
  • Folder 18: Minutes, Program, 1975
  • Folder 19: Minutes, Program, 1976
  • Folder 20: Minutes, 1977
Box: 3
  • Folder 1: Minutes, 1978
  • Folder 2: Minutes, 1979
  • Folder 3: Minutes, 1980
  • Folder 4: Minutes, 1981
  • Folder 5: Minutes, 1968-1971
  • Folder 6: Minutes, 1982
  • Folder 7: Minutes, 1983
  • Folder 8: Minutes, 1984
  • Folder 9: Minutes, Program, 1985
  • Folder 10: Minutes, Program, 1986
  • Folder 11: Minutes, Program, 1987
  • Folder 12: Minutes, Program, 1988
  • Folder 13: Minutes, Program,
  • Folder 14: Minutes, Program,
  • Folder 15: Minutes, Program, Roll Call, 1982-1991
  • Folder 16: "A History of Aldie Horticultural Society: The First 90 Years," 15 September 2013