2013av010Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slidesMary Webb G. Robb lantern slides, circa 1935-1942 2013av010Desirae CarronUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2013 June 6Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-08-15 17:36:02 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides
Robb, Mary Webb
0.67 Cubic Feet
5 boxes, 125 slides
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.
Collection is arranged into series by lecture.
2013av010 : [identification of item], Mary Webb Robb lantern slides, circa 1935-1942, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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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 Contents
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.
Courses and lectures.
Gardening -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History.
New York (N.Y.)
Architecture -- Kentucky
Houses -- Kentucky
Robb, Mary Webb
Robb, Mary Webb
Old Homes and Gardens of Kentucky lectureSeries I.0.11 Cubic Feet26 slidesundatedScope and ContentsThe 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).SlidesSubseries A.undatedClark County (Ky.)Lancaster (Ky.)EuropeGhent (Ky.)Lebanon (Ky.)Greensburg (Ky.)Nazareth (Ky.)Berea (Ky.)Gardening -- Societies, etc.DwellingsJessamine County (Ky.)New York (N.Y.)Netherlands (Holland)ManorsEngland.Courses and lectures.Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)Lantern slidesFort Harrod (Harrodsburg, Ky.)Robb, Mary WebbRobb, Mary WebbMary de Navarro, Mary de Navarro, MadamWhitley House, Kentucky's first brick house (originally labeled as 1)undated11Hall's Gap, Kentuckyundated12Philipps Home, Jessamineundated13Morrison Chaple (Chapel)undated14Defour Home, first vineyard west of Allegheniesundated15Union Church of Bereaundated16The Old Stone Court-House, Greensburg, Kentuckyundated17The first residence in the town of Lebanonundated18Shinelyundated19The Davis Homeundated110Academy, the home of Mayor and Mrs. N. Adleunisundated111First rock house in Kentucky, Shepherdsvilleundated112Calumel, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martur, Midway, Kentuckyundated113Dorichaus, home of Mr. and Mrs. Chasundated114Maple Lawn, home of M. C. Cringtonundated115College and academy in Nazareth-Nelson County, Kentuckyundated116Baughman Homeundated117Brown Pusey Houseundated118Brown Pusey Gardenundated119Ghent Collegeundated120Baptist Church, Ghent, Kentuckyundated121The Gov. Clark Home, Clark Countyundated122Caveland, Clark Countyundated123The Old Stone Meeting House, Clark, County
undated124Salmon Houseundated125Red brick colonial home, Lancaster, Kentuckyundated126IndexSubseries B. undated51Famous Homes and Gardens of Europe lectureSeries II. 0.11 Cubic Feet36 slidesafter 1935Scope and ContentsThe 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.SlidesSubseries A. after 1935Gardens of the Nation - Rich Fellows Circles, New Yorkundated127Rock Gardens, The Gardens of the Nation, New Yorkundated128Valeudaur group - Hollandundated129Isle of Markeu - Hollandundated130Ann Hashways Collags - Sheakspere's Company - Englandundated131Madam Mary de Navarro Garden, Broadwayundated132Madam Mary de Navarro, Broadway, Woochester - Englandundated133Lady Nancy Astor - Plereudeu, Oxfordshire - Englandundated134aLady Nancy Astor - Plereudeu, Oxfordshire - Englandundated134bChelsea Show - Sullon's Displayundated135Chelsea Showundated236Chelsea Show, Delpheunens and leupusundated237Chelsea Showundated238Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Hidcor Manor, Glochestershire, Englandundated239The Phlot Garden, Hidcor Manor - Glochestershire, Englandundated240Hidcor Manor - Lanereuce Johnson - Glochestershire, England - From the top of Pavillivie Terrace Slipsundated241Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Looking from the Phlot Garden to south side of houseundated242Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - The Port- Glochester, Englandundated243Hidcor Manor - Colonel Lanereuce Johnson - Looking eastward down alleyundated244Hidcor Manor - The Pink and Grey bordersundated245Sulgrave Manor, The Rose Gardenundated246Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton, England - From the Formal Gardenundated247Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - The South Gardenundated248Lord Snaithling - from Hill Park - Southampton, England - Detail of Pergola and wall around South Gardenundated249Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton, England - looking out from pergolas towards Herb Gardenundated250Lord Snaithling from Hill Park - Southampton - Pergolas around South Gardenundated251Hinchingbrooke House, surrounded by a garden - a corner of which the Japanese Garden is shownundated252Chapel Manor- Kitchen Gardenundated253Chapel Manor at Kent. - J. N. Nyall - built in Italian styleundated254House of Mr. Loudenundated255The home of Mrs. Yocheusundated256Mrs. Shannon Drakeundated257Sir P. Lasson - Gardener, Mr. Wallaceundated258Home of L.N. Sullon, Hillside, Reading - Englandundated259Sir E. Willsundated260Harrowgateundated261Lady Mountain - Bourne, Englandundated262IndexSubseries B. after 193552Unidentified slidesSeries III.0.22 Cubic Feet64 slidesundatedScope and ContentsThe 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 columnsundated263Church and Administration Building, Nazareth Junior College, Nazaeth, Ky. undated264Where Mary Todd Lincoln livedundated265Ft. Harrod, Harrodsburg, Kentuckyundated266Road next to hillundated267Road and treesundated268Side of road, house, and telephone polesundated269Brick house shown through trees in yardundated270Waterfallundated271Red brick house with columns in frontundated272Brick oven outdoorsundated373Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, Kentuckyundated374Interior of home, vase of flowersundated375House and beds of flowersundated376Red brick house shown from street
undated377Pilot Knob from Route 25 near Berea, Kentuckyundated378Road, house, shrubbery, and telephone polesundated379Hill next to dirt road and stone wallundated380Hilly road next to homesundated381Shrubs and trees next to roadundated382Sitting room in home, fireplaceundated383Brick home and treesundated384White home with red roofundated385Holland-America Line, Rotterdam-New York, T.S.S. Statendamundated386Group of Dutch men standing next to buildingundated387Child sitting in garden in front of houseundated388Child standing on walkway through garden next to homeundated389Fountain in pond, home in backgroundundated390Garden and birdhouseundated391Garden with stone-lined pool and pathundated392Blociende Bloembollenvelden (hyacinten) - Fields of flowersundated393Garden with rock-lined pondundated394Garden with chairs and tableundated395Trees with arborundated396Mill and bridge, people sitting near riverundated397Trees and path through gardenundated398Flower in pot, on benchundated399Peacock in gardenundated3100Blossoming tree next to steps of houseundated3101Rock-lined pond in gardenundated3102Path lined with flowers leading to houseundated3103Garden and housesundated3104Flower garden and pondundated3105Pond with flowersundated3106Stone path through garden with benchundated3107Fountain and bench in gardenundated3108Fountain in gardenundated4109Path under arbor in gardenundated4110Brick path under flower-covered arborundated4111Rock garden with flowers and pondundated4112Path through gardenundated4113Garden plots and greenhouseundated4114Path through gardenundated4115Garden and wooden fenceundated4116Garden with benches and sculpturesundated4117Trees in gardenundated4118Path through garden leading to shedundated4119Path through treesundated4120Paths lined with flowers leading to houseundated4121Garden in front of houseundated4122Path lined with trees
undated4123Pond with lily padsundated4124Porch with chairs overlooking gardenundated4125PapersSeries IV. 0.23 Cubic Feet1 box1939-1942Scope and ContentsThe 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.ChecksSubseries A.1939-194153Check - Nicholasville, Ky. - Farmers Bank - Paid to Rosenberg Jewelry and Optical Shop for five dollars, by Mary Webb G. Robb1939 December 6533Check to Harrold Wails for sixteen dollars and fifty-five cents, by Mary Webb G. Robb1939532Check to U.R. Bell for forty dollars, by Mary Webb G. Robb1941 October 28531Funeral memorial record for Mary Webb Gibson Robb, Lexington, KY1942 May 2854Newspaper clippingsSubseries B. 1941, undated55Newspaper clipping - Lecture on homes and gardens will be given, new member of Fort Lauderdale Garden Club to speak551Sunday Herald Leader page1941 June 22552
Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides