Collection 2018.1 - The Dunington-Grubb Collection

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The Dunington-Grubb Collection

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  • Multiple media
  • Textual record

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Unpublished Manuscript – “The Garden of To-Day” by H.B Dunington-Grubb, The Dunington-Grubb Sheridan Nurseries Photographic Collection and The Dunington-Grubb Glass Slides Collection

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Howard Burlingham Dunington-Grubb, Lorrie Alfreda Dunington-Grubb and Sven Herman Stensson

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CA ON00418 2018.1

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  • 1920-1980 (Creation)
    1934 - Unpublished Manuscript – “The Garden of To-Day” by H.B Dunington-Grubb

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48.5 cm of textual records, 8 wooden boxes, 301 glass slides, 52 boxes divided in Drawers, 2616 Photographic prints, 2248 Films negatives plus a few Miscellaneous items.

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Custodial history

The unpublished manuscript “The Garden of To-Day” by H.B Dunington-Grubb, was donated by Ann Milovsoroff in May 2003.
The other part of the collection has been owned by Royal Botanical Gardens since the 1990s.

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Scope and Contents:
This collection consists in textual records, glass-plate negatives, film negatives, prints, glass-mounted black and white positive transparencies and glass-mounted colour positive transparencies, plus a few miscellaneous items.

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Sources of Acquisition:
This is an artificial collection, meaning that its materials were collected over time by different users, rather than being acquired by a single donor.
However there is a track of some of the content; the unpublished manuscript “The Garden of To-Day” by H.B Dunington-Grubb, was donated by Ann Milovsoroff in May 2003.


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  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin

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The material is in English, French, Latin and Italian

Location of originals

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON - Canada

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