Plainfield Garden Club








1948 Archives

This was obtained from the publication The History of the Plainfield Garden Club 1915 - 1965 by Victoria Furman

This was obtained from the publication The History of the Plainfield Garden Club 1915 - 1965 by Victoria Furman

This was obtained from the publication The History of the Plainfield Garden Club 1915 - 1965 by Victoria Furman

This was obtained from the publication The History of the Plainfield Garden Club 1915 - 1965 by Victoria Furman

This was obtained from the publication The History of the Plainfield Garden Club 1915 - 1965 by Victoria Furman

Miss Harriette R. Halloway

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1st Prize New York Flower Show Mrs. John S. Anderegg, Plainfield Garden Club, 1948

Smithsonian Archives
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&date.slider=&q=plainfield+&dsort=&start=60

Catalogued Data:
Title:New York Flower Show [slide]
Creator: Cassebeer, F. W
Physical description: 1 slide: glass lantern, col.; 3 x 5 in
Type: Projected media
Place: United States of America, New York, New York
New York (State)
New York City
Date: 1948
03/08/1948
Topic: Spring
Flower shows
Flower arrangement
Local number: NY208031
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
Notes: No Names for Picture. Class 3 - Niche - Arrangement of living plant material featuring flowers in 2 forms (pyramidal, bunch). Mrs. John S. Anderegg, Plainfield (NJ) Garden Club. 1st prize

1st Prize New York Flower Show Mrs. John S. Anderegg, Plainfield Garden Club, 1948

Smithsonian Archives
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&date.slider=&q=plainfield+&dsort=&start=60


Catalogued Data:
Title:New York Flower Show [slide]
Creator: Cassebeer, F. W
Physical description: 1 slide: glass lantern, col.; 3 x 5 in
Type: Projected media
Place: United States of America, New York, New York
New York (State)
New York City
Date: 1948
03/08/1948
Topic: Spring
Flower shows
Flower arrangement
Local number: NY208032
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
Notes: No Names for Picture. Class 3 - Niche - Arrangement of living plant material featuring flowers in 2 forms (pyramidal, bunch). Mrs. John S. Anderegg, Plainfield (NJ) Garden Club. 1st prize
Data Source: Archives of American Gardens

1st Prize New York Flower Show Mrs. Edward Ladd III, Plainfield Garden Club, 1948

Smithsonian Archives
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?view=&date.slider=&q=plainfield+&dsort=&start=60


Catalogued Data:
Title:New York Flower Show [slide]
Creator: Cassebeer, F. W
Physical description: 1 slide: glass lantern, col.; 3 x 5 in
Type: Projected media
Place: United States of America, New York, New York
New York (State)
New York City
Date: 1948
03/08/1948
Topic: Spring
Flower shows
Flower arrangement
Local number: NY208061
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
Notes: No Names for Picture. Class 1 - Picture. Mass arrangement in pastel tones. 1st prize, Mrs. Edward Ladd III, Plainfield, N. J
Data Source: Archives of American Gardens

1947 - 1948 Treasurer Book

1948 Check Book

No. 688
Jan. 9, 1948
Garden Club of New Jersey
Dues
$10.00

No. 689
Jan. 19, 1948
Caroline H. Ladd
express on slides
for Jan meeting
Program $1.47

No. 690
Jan. 20, 1948
William Saville
flowers for Lyons
War Services
$25.00

1948 Check Book

No. 691
Jan. 20, 1948
Garden Club of
America
flower Show
Exhibitions
$25.00

No. 692
Jan. 20, 1948
Garden Club of
America
Founders Fund
Dues
$25.00

No. 693
Jan. 20, 1948
Harriette R. Halloway
Horticulture
$19.10
Xmas wreaths

1948 Check Book

No. 694
Jan. 27, 1948
National Audubon Soc.
Camp Registration
$10.00

No. 695
Feb. 2, 1948
A. V. Searing
Illustrating lecture
Jan. Program
Program
$9.00

No. 696
Feb. 13, 1948
Garden Club of America
slides
Program
$15.00

1948 Check Book

No. 697
Feb. 14, 1948
John M. Fogg, Jr.
February lecture
Program
$55.00

No. 698
Feb. 19, 1948
State Teachers
College
Conservation Workshop
Conservation
$22.00

No. 699
Mar. 9, 1948
Ethel T. Anderegg
Flower Show
Exhibitions
$20.00

1948 Check Book

No. 700
Mar. 9, 1948
Margaret C. Ladd
Flower Show
Exhibitions
$10.00

No. 701
Mar. 9, 1948
Dorothy V. de Hart
Flower Show
Exhibitions
$10.00

No. 702
Mar. 9, 1948
Margaret Tyler
Flower Show
Exhibitions
$10.00

1948 Check Book

No. 703
March 11, 1948
J. Wade Wimer
Seeds
Conservation
Conservation
$20.00

No. 704
March 18, 1948
N. Y. Botanical Garden
Dr. Robbins
Program
$75.00

No. 705
Mar. 22, 1948
A. V .Searing
illustrating March
lecture
Program
$9.00

1948 Check Book

No. 706
Mar. 30, 1948
Harold J. Morse
Photograph Bird
Window
Conservation
$4.00

No. 707
Apr. 1, 1948
Elizabeth B. Dunbar
Bird Window
Conservation
$2.00

No. 708
Apr. 1, 1948
Margaret C. Ladd
Bird Window
Conservation
$10.72

1948 Check Book

No. 709
April 28, 1948
The New York Botanical Garden
dues for 1948 - 1949
$25.00

No. 710
April 28, 1948
Hugelmeyer
prints of flower show exhibits
charge to misc.
$5.15

No. 711
April 28, 1948
New Jersey Roadside Council
Dues
$5.00

1948 Check Book

No. 712
April 28, 1948
Ethel T. Anderegg
Flower Show Exhibition
extra money taken from Mrs. Anderegg's contribution of 33.25
$13.30

No. 713
April 28, 1948
Dorothy V. de Hart
Flower Show Exhibitor
extra as alone
$6.65

No. 714
April 28, 1948
Margaret C. Ladd
Flower Show Exhibitor
Extra as alone
$6.65

1948 Check Book

No. 715
April 28, 1948
Margaret Tyler
Flower Show Exhibitor
Extra as above
$6.65

No. 716
May 24, 1948
The Union County Park Commission
Dogwoods (farm reserve fund)
$31.37

No. 717
May 24, 1948
Audubon Nature Camp
National Audubon Society
Camp session June 25 - July 8
$65.00

1948 Check Book

No. 718
June 7, 1948
Garden Club of New Jersey
for News sheet for
16 members @ .50 each
$8.00

No. 719
June 18, 1948
Helen Fort
(Star Letter Shop for mimeographing
100 letters)
$2.75

No. 720
June 18, 1948
Edna Hensel
Railroad fare to Maine for
Audubon Camp
$34.78

1948 Check Book

No. 721
June 18, 1948
The Union County Park
Commission
Dogwood
$16.94

No. 722
July 19, 1948
Doane's (Nursery)
(Shakespeare Garden)
$6.25

No. 723
July 19, 1948
Margaret C. Ladd
Annual Meeting expenses
$90.00

1948 Check Book

No. 724
July 19, 1948
Marion Loizeaux
Annual Meeting Expenses
$66.00

No. 725
July 19, 1948
Marjorie B. Elliott
repayment for telephone calls
made for Fall Benefit
$1.10

No. 726
August 12, 1948
Harriette R. Halloway
advance for Iris Garden
$25.00

1948 Check Book

No. 894
Palisades Nature Association
$10.00
Cancellation

1948 Check Book

No. 727
Aug. 12, 1948
Farr Hardware
Shakespeare
$2.10

No. 728
Aug. 12, 1948
James Smith
$3.00

No. 729
Aug. 12, 1948
Jersey Audubon Society
dues
$5.00

1948 Check Book

No. 730
Sept. 9, 1948
Harriette R. Halloway
Iris Garden
$25.00

No. 731
Oct. 19, 1948
Interstate Printing Corporation
Postals for Sec.
Printing & Postage
$34.25

No. 732
Oct. 19, 1948
Interstate Printing Corp.
Painting tickets
Madame Arai Benefit

In left margin:

Dues – Munger – Hubbell $25.00
Dues (Mrs. Mead) $15.00
less Mrs. E. H. Ladd's ck
deposit in November -9.00

1948 Check Book

No. 733
Oct. 27, 1948
Madame Yones Arai
$50.00

No. 734
Nov. 8, 1948
Collection for Internal Revenues
tax on 224 tickets for Madame Arai
.30 per ticket
67.20
$67.20

No. 735
Oct. 30, 1948
S. A. Brown, Treas.
Palisades Nature Ass.
dues
$10.00

1948 Check Book

No. 736
Oct. 30, 1948
State Teachers College
resources limit & none for
meeting. Program Committee
$5.39

No. 737
Oct. 30. 1948
Crescent Avenue Church
Raymond M. Smith Treas.
Rental for room for
Madame Arai
$20.00

1948 Check Book

No. 739
Oct. 30. 1948
Garden Club of America
Dues for
45 active members
22 associate members
$350.00

No. 740
Dec. 1, 1948
Mrs. Chester Wallace
xmas greens for Kilmer
war services account
$25.00

No. 741
Dec. 1, 1948
Garden Club of America
National Arboreteum
$10.00

In left margin:

Nov. 3, 1948
actual deposit of $128.20
$9 Mrs. E. H. Ladd's okomittes?
from previous deposit

1948 Check Book

No. 742
Dec. 1, 1948
Garden Club of America
Redwood Grove
in memory of Mrs. McCutcheon
Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Huntington
$15.00
stopped payment

No. 743
Dec. 1, 1948
Mrs. Yones Arai
to pay for flowers used
in arrangements for lecture
$22.60

No. 744
Dec. 1, 1948
Interstate Printing Corp.
stamped envelopes for mailing
horticultural letter
$26.45

In left margin:

Dec. 3 Dues (Mrs. Walter McGee) 15.00

1948 Check Book

No. 745
Dec. 31, 1948
William Saville
Flowers for Lyons Hospital
War Services
$15.00

No. 746
Dec. 31, 1948
American Horticultural Society
dues
$5.00

No. 747
Dec. 31, 1948
The Plainfield Book Shop Inc.
stationery
$6.00

in the left margin:

Jan 3 Dues - Seybold 10.00
gift from Mrs. Whitcomb
in memory of Mrs. Eaton $10

1948 Check Book

No. 748
Harold Morse
picture slides
Misc.
$10.00

No. 749
Dec. 31, 1948
The Garden Club of America
Flower Show Contributions
Misc.
$25.00

No. 750
Feb. 9. 1949
The Garden Club of America
Dues for 4 members
$10.00

In left margin:

Feb. 8 - Conservation Committee
for Bird lecture gift from
Mrs. John P. Stevens 75.00

March 8, 1948 Mrs. Anderegg's entry

March 8, 1948 Mrs. Anderegg's entry

March 8, 1948 Mrs. Ladd's entry

1945 - 1950 Scrapbook

1975-1976 The Junior League of Plainfield

Paid for resurfacing of Mellick Community House playground and also provided new swings and other equipment.

October 31, 2013 More Archives Recovered From the Plainfield Library

Today Club Archivists Jeanne and Patti arranged to "open the vault" on our fascinating archives with Sarah Hull, our most favorite Plainfield Librarian. Nina and Susan F. joined and HUNDREDS of photos were taken of 5 of the scrapbooks so lovingly prepared by Club Members. (Check out the photos of the PGC Historians here.)

Here are the first results:

1945 - 1950 Scrapbook

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

1970 Scrapbook – PGC Hosts the GCA Zone IV Meeting

These scrapbooks will be loaded into the online Archives by year and then by member that may be cited in the articles within the scrapbooks. Although extremely tedious, this filing system quickly compiles to form very interesting "snapshots" into the eras of the Club and the individual members.

One the of the most rewarding aspects of this work is finding photos of members we have never "seen" before. Members that were discovered today include Katrina Benton, Euphemia "Peggy" Burger, Helen Flanders, Elizabeth King, Fannie Leggett, Jean Miller and Jean Rogers.

Everyone is welcome to head to the the Plainfield Library Archival room and photograph our stuff! With these digital images we are creating a unique and valuable history of not only these members, but of all of Plainfield.

October 26, 2013

Jeanne & Patti, Club Historians & Archivists, have arranged a meeting at the Plainfield Library this coming Thursday, October 31st at 10 AM to continue photographing and documenting our Archives stored there. Nina and Susan F. will be joining them. If you would like to assist, please join the group in the lower level Archive Room. If you have a digital camera/iPhone, please bring it. (Laptops with WORD are also welcome to transcribe Meeting Minutes.)

We take photographs of the photos and documents and then tediously file them by member name and year to our website. All this meticulous work is worth it though as we have uncovered so much of not only the Club's past, but Plainfield's as well.

And what's her history?
Twelfth Night: II, iv

Cornus Arboretum

From the 1965 History of the Plainfield Garden Club

Our beautiful dogwood trees stand on what was once the city dump. The story of this evolution of beauty began in 1929 when Mrs. Charles Eaton presented 50 dogwood trees to Cedar Brook Park from her own woods. In 1931, with Mrs. Henry Wells as Chairman, 45 dogwood trees, white and pink, were donated by the Plainfield Garden Club and were planted on one side of the drive entering from Park Avenue. Nine years later, (1940), under the guidance of Mrs. Thomas R. Van Boskerck and Mrs. William Holliday, 110 trees were added to extend the first row and to form another on the opposite side of the road. Since this planting coincided with our own 25th anniversary, a large boulder bearing a bronze marker was placed near the entrance.

In 1946, the Park Commission, a group of progressive and dedicated gentlemen, asked our Club if we would sponsor a Cornus Arboretum, using the Dogwood Drive as a foundation. We accepted – indeed, yes! A committee was formed with Miss Harriette R. Halloway as Secretary and Advisor, whose goal it was to include every Cornus, Specie and Cultivar, which was obtainable and which would thrive in this climate. Through the years, chairmen have included Mrs. R. T. Stevens, Mrs. George His, and Mrs. C. Boardman Tyler. As in our other gardens, the Park Commission has planted, raised seedlings in their nursery and provided maintenance.

Through purchases, gifts and exchanges with other Arboretums, 26 varieties were planted in the next five years. By 1948, there were 219 trees, giving masses of beautiful spring bloom as well as fall display of foliage and berries. Thousands of visitors walked or drove through this fairyland of beauty, surely the better for having seen it.

Today, through the inspired leadership of Miss Halloway, the Cornus Collection contains more than sixty varieties, some quite rare. All the others being horticultural selections of "clones" (cultivars). Experts consider the Cornus Collection to be the outstanding horticultural and civic achievement of our Club. It was highly gratifying in 1957, when officials from the New York Botanical Garden came out to see it.

Prof. Benjamin Blackburn, in a recent article in the American Horticulture Magazine says, 'It does not appear that a comparable collection exists. The Cornus Collection offers an admirable example of cooperation between groups interested in the cultural and horticultural riches of a municipality . . . none other is known to the writer to be existing elsewhere in the country."

To quote Miss Halloway, "each year the trees continue to be beautiful and a joy, if not forever, at least for many years."

Written by Victoria Furman