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Gertrude Farrington’s Diaries, 1988-1992

What is classified as history? Historians use diaries as windows to the past to determine how the average person lived during a certain time period. At 105 years old, Gertrude Farrington donated her daily journal chronicling 15 years of her life in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Learn about life in the late 1980s and early 1990s through the eyes of Farrington’s personal narrative.

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Gertrude Farrington’s Diaries, 1983-1987

What’s in your diary? Gertrude Farrington tracked her daily tasks, weather forecasts, garden club activities and, on occasion, national events. Help us transcribe Farrington’s 5-year diary, chronicling her life from 1983-1987—and maybe get some ideas for your own!

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Gertrude Farrington’s Diaries, 1978-1982

Do you keep a diary? Avid gardener Gertrude Farrington kept a daily record of her life for nearly fifteen years! Farrington chronicled her life from 1978 to 1992, noting everything from the seeds she planted and local weather conditions to her reactions to headline events like the Iran hostage crisis and the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Transcribe her handwritten accounts to learn more about everyday life in Connecticut.

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The Garden Club of America Collection - Alice Lockwood's Lecture American Gardens of the Southern States

What do the gardens of Mount Vernon, Middleton Place, and the University of Virginia have in common? They are all featured in Alice Lockwood’s 1935 lecture titled “Southern Gardens” which describes historic gardens of Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana in detail. Each garden mentioned corresponds to a hand-painted glass lantern slide in The Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens. Help us reconstruct this traveling garden history lecture! Funding for the digitization of Lockwood's lecture, & its inclusion into the Transcription Center, was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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The Garden Club of America Collection - Alice Lockwood's Lecture American Gardens of the Northern States

Do you love history, horticulture, design, and architecture? Garden history is a combination of all these subjects and more! Transcribe Alice Lockwood’s 1930s garden history lecture titled ‘Northern Gardens’ and discover historic gardens in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. Funding for the digitization of Lockwood's lecture, & its inclusion into the Transcription Center, was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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Burpee Seed Contest, Tomato - Box 331, Folder 4

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1925, Burpee & Co. asked it's customers to write letters about their experience growing Burpee's self-pruning tomatoes. Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest - Box 334, Folder 2

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1925, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 330, Folder 9

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me?

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 329, Folder 8

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me?

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Burpee Seed Contest - Box 334, Folder 1

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1925, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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