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Landscaper's account book

 Collection — Folder: S1481
Identifier: S1481

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a 1932 account book containing clippings of descriptions of various flowers; a "paid out" section listing expenditures; a sales section with customer names, locations and itemized purchased items; landscaping diagrams; and miscellaneous notes.


  • 1932

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The account book in this collection is believed to be from the Gaar Nursery Company of Cambridge City, Indiana. The nursery was founded by William H. Garr in the 1880s and his son Milton H. Gaar owned and operated the business in the 1930s. Milton was a well known landscape architect and nurseryman in East Central Indiana and helped design gardens for an number of public and private buildings and institutions. The account book includes sales to individuals and companies located in Cambridge City, Connersville, Dublin, Dunkirk, Liberty, Marion, Muncie, Richmond, and Straughn.


"The Gaar Nursery Company: A Short History of the Gaar Nursery Company, and of M. H. Garr, the President and General Manager." The Cambridge City Tribune (IN), January 28, 1926.

"M.G. (Milt) Gaar, Retired Nurseryman, Dies at Age 90." National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, IN), January 10, 1963.

"Scenic Tour is Planned for Garden Club Members." Rushville Republican (IN), June 10, 1932.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart and reprocessed on 2018/07/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/07/27 by Laura Eliason.
Landscaper's account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.