Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides

Abstract

The Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides (dated circa 1935-1942, 125 items) consists of 125 glass slides showing homes and gardens of Kentucky and Europe. The collection includes two indices describing the slides, and papers including checks, clippings, and a funeral memorial record.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides
Creator
Robb, Mary Webb
Extent
0.67 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Manors
Courses and lectures.
Gardening -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History.
Europe
Architecture
Architecture -- Kentucky
Gardening.
Antebellum architecture
Dwellings
Houses -- Kentucky
Europe
Gardening -- Societies, etc.
Dwellings
Manors
Courses and lectures.
Fort Harrod (Harrodsburg, Ky.)
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into series by lecture.
Finding Aid Author
Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2013av010 : [identification of item], Mary Webb Robb lantern slides, circa 1935-1942, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Webb G. Robb was born on January 25, 1872, in Montegomery County, Kentucky. She was the organizer and president for two years of the State Garden Club of Kentucky, and was admitted as a lifetime member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. In 1935, the accredited flower show judge attended both the national flower show in Holland and the Chelsea Show in England, which are represented in this collection. Robb moved from Nicholasville, Kentucky to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she became a member of the Ft. Lauderdale Garden Club, for which she gave lectures. Mary Webb G. Robb died May 26, 1942.
Scope and Content
The Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides (dated circa 1935-1942; .67 cubic feet; 125 items) consist of an extensive group of lantern slides taken by Mary Webb G. Robb of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Robb used these for the lectures titled, Old Homes and Gardens of Kentucky and Famous Homes and Gardens of Europe. Included are indeces to the slides and a small amount of manuscript material. The slides from the lecture on famous gardens and home of Europe picture many English homes and gardens belonging to affluent people such as Lord Snaithling (items 47-51) and Madam Mary de Navarro (items 32 and 33). There are many representing the Chelsea Show, a flower show (items 35-38), as well as Hidcor Manor (items 41-45). The slides from the lecture on old homes and gardens of Kentucky show colonial-period homes and antebellum architecture, including the Whitley House--Kentucky's first brick home (item 1)--and the Old Stone Courthouse in Greensburg (item). There are also some gardens pictures, such as the Brown Pusey Garden (item 19). There is also a large group of 64 unidentified slides that show gardens, buildings, and people. The manuscript material includes checks, newspaper clippings, and a memorial record.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Old Homes and Gardens of Kentucky lecture, undated

The Old Homes and Gardens of Kentucky lecture series comprises of 26 lantern slides that picture many colonial period homes and antebellum architecture from Kentucky, as well as the gardens. These slides are part of a lecture given my Mary Webb G. Robb titled Old Homes and Gardens of Kentucky. There is an index to the slides that describes the subjects of the photographs. Notable items include The Whitley House, Kentucky's first brick house (item 1), and the Old Stone Meeting House in Clark County (item 7).

Slides, undated

Whitley House, Kentucky's first brick house (originally labeled as 1), undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Hall's Gap, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Philipps Home, Jessamine, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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Morrison Chaple (Chapel), undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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Defour Home, first vineyard west of Alleghenies, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Union Church of Berea, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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The Old Stone Court-House, Greensburg, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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The first residence in the town of Lebanon, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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Shinely, undated

  • Box 1, item 9
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The Davis Home, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
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Academy, the home of Mayor and Mrs. N. Adleunis, undated

  • Box 1, item 11
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First rock house in Kentucky, Shepherdsville, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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Calumel, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martur, Midway, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
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Dorichaus, home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
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Maple Lawn, home of M. C. Crington, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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College and academy in Nazareth-Nelson County, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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Baughman Home, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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Brown Pusey House, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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Brown Pusey Garden, undated

  • Box 1, item 19
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Ghent College, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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Baptist Church, Ghent, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 21
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The Gov. Clark Home, Clark County, undated

  • Box 1, item 22
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Caveland, Clark County, undated

  • Box 1, item 23
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The Old Stone Meeting House, Clark, County , undated

  • Box 1, item 24
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Salmon House, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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Red brick colonial home, Lancaster, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Index, undated

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Famous Homes and Gardens of Europe lecture, after 1935

The Famous Homes and Gardens of Europe lecture series features 36 lantern slides showing the famous homes and gardens of Europe. The slides are part of a lecture titled Famous Homes and Gardens of Europe. There are many slides from the Chelsea Show (items 35-38), and Hidcor Manor (items 41-45) as well as Lord Snaithling's gardens (items 47-51) are well represented. There is an index to the slides that details the subjects of the photographs, which were taken during her trip to Europe.

Slides, after 1935

Gardens of the Nation - Rich Fellows Circles, New York, undated

  • Box 1, item 27
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Rock Gardens, The Gardens of the Nation, New York, undated

  • Box 1, item 28
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Valeudaur group - Holland, undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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Isle of Markeu - Holland, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Ann Hashways Collags - Sheakspere's Company - England, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Madam Mary de Navarro Garden, Broadway, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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Madam Mary de Navarro, Broadway, Woochester - England, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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Lady Nancy Astor - Plereudeu, Oxfordshire - England, undated

  • Box 1, item 34a
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Lady Nancy Astor - Plereudeu, Oxfordshire - England, undated

  • Box 1, item 34b
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Chelsea Show - Sullon's Display, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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Chelsea Show, undated

  • Box 2, item 36
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Chelsea Show, Delpheunens and leupus, undated

  • Box 2, item 37
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Chelsea Show, undated

  • Box 2, item 38
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Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Hidcor Manor, Glochestershire, England, undated

  • Box 2, item 39
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The Phlot Garden, Hidcor Manor - Glochestershire, England, undated

  • Box 2, item 40
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Hidcor Manor - Lanereuce Johnson - Glochestershire, England - From the top of Pavillivie Terrace Slips, undated

  • Box 2, item 41
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Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Looking from the Phlot Garden to south side of house, undated

  • Box 2, item 42
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Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - The Port- Glochester, England, undated

  • Box 2, item 43
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Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Looking eastward down alley, undated

  • Box 2, item 44
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Hidcor Manor - The Pink and Grey borders, undated

  • Box 2, item 45
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Sulgrave Manor, The Rose Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 46
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Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton, England - From the Formal Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 47
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Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - The South Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 48
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Lord Snaithling - from Hill Park - Southampton, England - Detail of Pergola and wall around South Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 49
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Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton, England - looking out from pergolas towards Herb Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 50
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Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton - Pergolas around South Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 51
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Hinchingbrooke House, surrounded by a garden - a corner of which the Japanese Garden is shown, undated

  • Box 2, item 52
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Chapel Manor- Kitchen Garden, undated

  • Box 2, item 53
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Chapel Manor at Kent. - J. N. Nyall - built in Italian style, undated

  • Box 2, item 54
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House of Mr. Louden, undated

  • Box 2, item 55
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The home of Mrs. Yocheus, undated

  • Box 2, item 56
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Mrs. Shannon Drake, undated

  • Box 2, item 57
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Sir P. Lasson - Gardener, Mr. Wallace, undated

  • Box 2, item 58
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Home of L.N. Sullon, Hillside, Reading - England, undated

  • Box 2, item 59
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Sir E. Wills, undated

  • Box 2, item 60
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Harrowgate, undated

  • Box 2, item 61
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Lady Mountain - Bourne, England, undated

  • Box 2, item 62
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Index, after 1935

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Unidentified slides, undated

The Unidentified slides series comprises 64 slides and makes up the bulk of the collection. These are lantern slides that could not be matched with certainty to the lecture indices. The slides feature landscapes of Kentucky, buildings, and gardens.

Red brick house with columns, undated

  • Box 2, item 63
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Church and Administration Building, Nazareth Junior College, Nazaeth, Ky. , undated

  • Box 2, item 64
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Where Mary Todd Lincoln lived, undated

  • Box 2, item 65
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Ft. Harrod, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 2, item 66
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Road next to hill, undated

  • Box 2, item 67
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Road and trees, undated

  • Box 2, item 68
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Side of road, house, and telephone poles, undated

  • Box 2, item 69
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Brick house shown through trees in yard, undated

  • Box 2, item 70
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Waterfall, undated

  • Box 2, item 71
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Red brick house with columns in front, undated

  • Box 2, item 72
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Brick oven outdoors, undated

  • Box 3, item 73
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Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 3, item 74
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Interior of home, vase of flowers, undated

  • Box 3, item 75
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House and beds of flowers, undated

  • Box 3, item 76
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Red brick house shown from street , undated

  • Box 3, item 77
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Pilot Knob from Route 25 near Berea, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 3, item 78
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Road, house, shrubbery, and telephone poles, undated

  • Box 3, item 79
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Hill next to dirt road and stone wall, undated

  • Box 3, item 80
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Hilly road next to homes, undated

  • Box 3, item 81
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Shrubs and trees next to road, undated

  • Box 3, item 82
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Sitting room in home, fireplace, undated

  • Box 3, item 83
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Brick home and trees, undated

  • Box 3, item 84
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White home with red roof, undated

  • Box 3, item 85
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Holland-America Line, Rotterdam-New York, T.S.S. Statendam, undated

  • Box 3, item 86
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Group of Dutch men standing next to building, undated

  • Box 3, item 87
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Child sitting in garden in front of house, undated

  • Box 3, item 88
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Child standing on walkway through garden next to home, undated

  • Box 3, item 89
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Fountain in pond, home in background, undated

  • Box 3, item 90
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Garden and birdhouse, undated

  • Box 3, item 91
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Garden with stone-lined pool and path, undated

  • Box 3, item 92
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Blociende Bloembollenvelden (hyacinten) - Fields of flowers, undated

  • Box 3, item 93
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Garden with rock-lined pond, undated

  • Box 3, item 94
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Garden with chairs and table, undated

  • Box 3, item 95
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Trees with arbor, undated

  • Box 3, item 96
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Mill and bridge, people sitting near river, undated

  • Box 3, item 97
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Trees and path through garden, undated

  • Box 3, item 98
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Flower in pot, on bench, undated

  • Box 3, item 99
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Peacock in garden, undated

  • Box 3, item 100
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Blossoming tree next to steps of house, undated

  • Box 3, item 101
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Rock-lined pond in garden, undated

  • Box 3, item 102
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Path lined with flowers leading to house, undated

  • Box 3, item 103
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Garden and houses, undated

  • Box 3, item 104
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Flower garden and pond, undated

  • Box 3, item 105
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Pond with flowers, undated

  • Box 3, item 106
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Stone path through garden with bench, undated

  • Box 3, item 107
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Fountain and bench in garden, undated

  • Box 3, item 108
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Fountain in garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 109
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Path under arbor in garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 110
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Brick path under flower-covered arbor, undated

  • Box 4, item 111
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Rock garden with flowers and pond, undated

  • Box 4, item 112
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Path through garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 113
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Garden plots and greenhouse, undated

  • Box 4, item 114
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Path through garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 115
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Garden and wooden fence, undated

  • Box 4, item 116
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Garden with benches and sculptures, undated

  • Box 4, item 117
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Trees in garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 118
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Path through garden leading to shed, undated

  • Box 4, item 119
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Path through trees, undated

  • Box 4, item 120
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Paths lined with flowers leading to house, undated

  • Box 4, item 121
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Garden in front of house, undated

  • Box 4, item 122
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Path lined with trees , undated

  • Box 4, item 123
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Pond with lily pads, undated

  • Box 4, item 124
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Porch with chairs overlooking garden, undated

  • Box 4, item 125
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Papers, 1939-1942

The series includes papers concerning Mary Webb G. Robb. There are three checks written by her, a newspaper clipping about her upcoming lecture, a page from the Sunday Herald Leader, and a copy of the memorial record from her funeral.

Checks, 1939-1941

  • Box 5, folder 3

Check - Nicholasville, Ky. - Farmers Bank - Paid to Rosenberg Jewelry and Optical Shop for five dollars, by Mary Webb G. Robb, 1939 December 6

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Check to Harrold Wails for sixteen dollars and fifty-five cents, by Mary Webb G. Robb, 1939

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Check to U.R. Bell for forty dollars, by Mary Webb G. Robb, 1941 October 28

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Funeral memorial record for Mary Webb Gibson Robb, Lexington, KY, 1942 May 28

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Newspaper clippings, 1941, undated

  • Box 5, folder 5

Newspaper clipping - Lecture on homes and gardens will be given, new member of Fort Lauderdale Garden Club to speak

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Sunday Herald Leader page, 1941 June 22

  • Box 5, folder 5
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