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Former owner:
Scott, Don Juan  Search this
Turner, Edward  Search this
McMurran, John Mr Mrs  Search this
Sanders, Margaret H.  Search this
Wheelock, Anne Greaves  Search this
Curry, Catherine  Search this
Bontura, Fanny  Search this
Wensel, Theodora V.  Search this
Grady, Dan J.  Search this
Miller, Zan Mrs  Search this
Miller, Anthony  Search this
Armstrong, Melody Mrs.  Search this
Kordorffer, Caroline L. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Koch, Richard  Search this
Wilson, Alexander  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Arthur S.  Search this
Interior decorator:
Miller, Earl Hart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holly Hedges (Natchez, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- Natchez
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes work sheets, copies of photographs, Natchez Metropolitan Planning Commission Landmarks Inventory of 1974, copies of maps, 1976 property description, formal garden plan, and newspaper articles.
General:
The original deed of Holly Hedges was to Don Juan Scott from a previous relative, William Barland. The deed specified that Scott could not have any bull fights in the side yard. It is a house that dates back to 1796. Holly Hedges is laid out in the formal shape of the British flag in English boxwood. The edging beds are seasonally managed so there are year-round blossoms and interesting plants to view at all times.
Persons associated with the property include: Don Juan Scott (owner of land grant, 1796); Edward Turner (former owner, 1818); John and Mary Turner McMurran (former owners, 1832); Margaret H. Sanders (former owner, 1853); Ann Greaves Wheelock (former owner, 1853); Catherine Curry (former owner, 1875); Fanny Bontura (former owner, 1877); Theodora V. Wensel (former owner, 1880); Dan J. Grady, Trustee to Mrs. Caroline L. Korndorffer (former owner, 1936); Mrs. Zan Miller (former owner, 1948); Earl Hart Miller and Anthony Allen Miller (former owners, 1972); Mrs. Melody Armstrong (former owner, 1973); Alexander Wilson and Richard Koch (restoration architects, ca. 1948); Marie and Arthur Berger (garden designers, ca. 1948-1950); and Earl Hart Miller (interior decorator, 1948-1973).
Related Materials:
Holly Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Natchez  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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