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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1481 (Text) 00000106177710 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart and reprocessed on 2018/07/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/07/27 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a 1932 account book containing clippings of descriptions of various flowers; a "paid out" section listing expenditures; a sales section with customer names, locations and itemized purchased items; landscaping diagrams; and miscellaneous notes.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Landscaper's account book, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The account book in this collection is believed to be from the Gaar Nursery Company of Cambridge City, Indiana. The nursery was founded by William H. Garr in the 1880s and his son Milton H. Gaar owned and operated the business in the 1930s. Milton was a well known landscape architect and nurseryman in East Central Indiana and helped design gardens for an number of public and private buildings and institutions. The account book includes sales to individuals and companies located in Cambridge City, Connersville, Dublin, Dunkirk, Liberty, Marion, Muncie, Richmond, and Straughn.Sources: "The Gaar Nursery Company: A Short History of the Gaar Nursery Company, and of M. H. Garr, the President and General Manager." The Cambridge City Tribune (IN), January 28, 1926."M.G. (Milt) Gaar, Retired Nurseryman, Dies at Age 90." National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, IN), January 10, 1963."Scenic Tour is Planned for Garden Club Members." Rushville Republican (IN), June 10, 1932.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Account books > Indiana.
Horticulture > Indiana.
Landscaping industry.

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