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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Edgar Sanders Scrapbooks 1884-1900

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Sanders, Edgar. Scrapbooks

Dates:

1884-1900

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 275

Size:

2 volumes

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Scrapbooks containing clippings of articles, mostly by Edgar Sanders and almost exclusively about horticulture and floriculture. Articles range from 1884 to 1900 and most have been taken from The Prairie Farmer: A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard, and Fireside, though there are also articles from the American Agriculturalist and other periodicals. Also includes a short biography and engraving of Sanders pasted onto the first page of the first volume of scrapbooks.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Sanders, Edgar, Scrapbooks, Crerar Ms 275, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Edgar Sanders, born in 1827, was a prominent florist in Chicago from the mid- to late-nineteenth century.

Scope Note

This is a collection of newspaper articles, mostly by Edgar Sanders and almost exclusively about horticulture and floriculture. Edgar Sanders (b.1827) was a prominent florist in Chicago from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. A short biography and engraving of Sanders has been pasted into the first page of the first volume of the scrapbooks. In this article, the writer briefly recaps Sanders’ life and also describes his appearance and character. The articles range from 1884-1900 and most have been taken from The Prairie Farmer: A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard, and Fireside, though there are also articles from the American Agriculturalist and other periodicals. The scrapbooks apparently were put together by Edgar Sanders himself since his stamped signature appears throughout the albums and since the albums are plated with the note that they were “Presented by the Estate of Edgar Sanders.” A handwritten and very brittle index of the contents of the first volume has been put in a pocket at the front of the album.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Edgar Sanders. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

Crerar Ms 275

Volume 2

Crerar Ms 275