Papers of Buckner Hollingsworth, 1911-1964
Correspondence, financial records, pamphlets, etc., of E. Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth, horticulture writer.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Buckner Hollingsworth is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
This collection consists primarily of E. Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth's professional correspondence relating to the writing and publishing of her two books, Flower Chronicles (Rutgers University Press, 1958) and Her Garden Was Her Delight (MacMillan Company, 1962). Also included are correspondence relating to the researching and writing of numerous articles dealing with horticulture; correspondence relating to Hollingsworth's service with the American Red Cross overseas during the years 1918-1919; correspondence between Hollingsworth's sister, Mary Kirk, and her mother; and material relating to Wallis Warfield Simpson.
E. (Edith) Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth wrote on horticulture. Her sister, Mary (Kirk) Raffray married the former husband of Wallis Warfield Simpson, who married the Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII of Great Britain).
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 873
Gift of Mrs. William Hollingsworth (deceased), 151 South Main, Windsor, Vermont. Received March, 1965
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Anne Kirk Cooke Papers, 1860-2004 (MC 643).
- Box 1: 1-25
- Box 2: 26-38
- Box 3: 39-58
- Hollingsworth, Buckner. Papers of Buckner Hollingsworth, 1911-1964: A Finding Aid
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