fonds GHP - G. W. Gray Horticultural Papers

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G. W. Gray Horticultural Papers


  • 1949-1957 (Creation)

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0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

(fl 1948-1957)

Biographical history

Mr and Mrs G.W. Gray of Stanningley, Leeds, acted as judges of show chrysanthemums and were members of the National Chrysanthemum Society.

Archival history

It appears that the collection originally belonged to Mr and Mrs G.W. Gray of Stanningley, Leeds.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2010.

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Scope and content

Local horticultural show schedules, 1949-1957; records of the National Chrysanthemum Society, comprising catalogues of varieties and rules for judging, 1848-1954, schedules of prizes, 1951-1957, year books, 1953-1956, and Quarterly Bulletins, 1952-1956; records of the Royal Horticultural Society, comprising rules for judging and suggestions to schedule makers, judges and exhibitors, 1925, and journal of the Society, 1957; bulletin of the National Sweet Pea Society, 1953.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 22.10.15




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