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Claude A. Black papers

Claude A. Black papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Claude A. Black papers
Creator: Black, Claude A. (Claude Aubrey)
Inclusive Dates: 1965-1985
Language: English
Extent: 8.1 Linear Feet 17 document boxes, 13 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2473
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Claude A. Black was a U.S. Army officer and horticulturist, of Savannah, Ga.

The Botanical and Floral Garden at Woodmanston were designed by Louis Leconte, father of the famous Leconte brothers, pioneers in the sciences in the United States. In July 1971, Clermont Lee, a coastal naturalist, introduced Black to the gardens and their plight. The family's home at Woodmanston had been destroyed many years earlier, but Black hoped that much of the vegetation could be rescued from the growth that had covered it. Black found some remains of the garden's species in November, including a rare camellia japonica. He immediately moved to stop clear-cutting of the Woodmanston lands by its lessor the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co. A provisional committee formed in January 1972 under the sponsorship of the Liberty County Historical Society. The gardens were placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and in 1977 the paper company signed their lease over to the Nature Conservancy.

The ecological and historical value of Leconte-Woodmanston caused Black to devote over a decade of work to its benefit. The correspondence ends in 1985, with plans for Woodmanston very sketchy and Black's health failing.

Scope and Content

This collection contains research notes, correspondence, printed material relating to the gardens, the Lecontes, garden club activities, and Black's efforts at conservation.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Colonel Black's widow, Virginia Norton Black.

Preferred Citation

Claude A. Black papers, ms2473, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.

General Notes

In part, photocopies of clippings made by the repository for conservation purposes.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Garden Club of Georgia
Gardening -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
Gardening -- Georgia.
Gardening -- Societies, etc.
Historic buildings -- Georgia.
Historic gardens -- Georgia.
LeConte family
LeConte, John
LeConte, Joseph
Woodmanston Site (Liberty County, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Leconte-Woodmanston Project

boxfolder
11Abbot, John
12Financial account, 1972
13Advisory council
14Agassiz, Louis
15America the Beautiful Fund
16American Camellia Society
17American Revolution Bicentennial
18American Society of Landscape Architects
19Anderson, Richard Leconte
110Anderson, Richard Leconte
111Archaeological survey
112Archaeological survey
113 Archaeology and the Colonial Gardener
114Artwork/illustrations
115Audubon Society
116Awards
117Background/status, 1974 August
boxfolder
21Bartram Trail Project
22Boisduval book
23Botanical & Floral Garden, Lec. W.
24Botanical gardens
25Botanical Gardens, UGA
26Botanical heritage
27Bowaters Corporation
28Brochures
29Brochures
210Browning, Cordella
211Brunswick Jr. College conference
212Brunswick Pulp & Paper Co.
213Butterflies
214Callaway Gardens
215Chronlogy
boxfolder
31Clippings
32Coastal Area Planning and Development Comm.
33Coastal Quarterly
34Collum, Thomas F.
35Conference, 1972 January
36Conveyance/dedication
37Conveyance; deeds
38Corporation
39Correspondence, 1971
310Correspondence, 1972
311Correspondence, 1973-1974
312Correspondence, 1975-1976
313Correspondence, 1977
314Correspondence, 1978-1979
315Correspondence, 1980-1985
316Deed
317Department of Natural Resources
318DNR; Survey & Report
319Design concepts
320Diaz, Jane
boxfolder
41Distribution of booklet
42Documents; formation
43Duncan, Sue
44Exhibits
45Exhibits
46Expenses
47Fact sheet
48Fendig, Albert
49Fishback Proposal
410Fort Leconte
411Funding
412Funding
413Furman, Farish
414Gardens, general info.
415 Garden Corner
416Garden (Trustees) of Savannah
417Ga. Assn. of Landscape Design Appraisers
418Ga. Coastal Reserve Committee
419Georgia Conservancy
420Georgia Historical Commission
421Georgia Historical Quarterly, Summer, 1980
boxfolder
51Gordon, Alexander
52Grants
53Guidelines
54Guidelines, Part I
55Guidelines, Part II
56Guidelines
57Halifax House
58Harden family
59Heritage; Governor's proclamation
510Historical marker
511Historical notes
512Holman, Gerald C.
513Holmes, Leila Burke
514Horticulture
515Important correspondence
516Important documents
517Jinright, Betty
518Jones family
519Keeler, Clyde
520King, Julia
521Leconte; Alwehaw
522Leconte brothers
523Leconte; coat of arms
524Leconte dress
525Leconte family
boxfolder
61Lecontes; history
62 Leconte Family of the Nonant Line in America
63 Lecontes of Liberty Co. & Their Woodmanston Plantation Home
64Leconte (Furman), Emma; recollections
65Leconte (Harden), Jane
66Leconte, Helen
67Leconte, James A.
68Leconte, John E.
69Leconte, John Laurence
610Leconte, Prof. Joseph
611Leconte, Dr. Joseph N.
612Leconte; lands
613Leconte; lands
614Leconte, Louis; estate
615(Mount) Leconte
616Lecontes; narrative
617Leconte naturalists
618Leconte; ornithology
619Leconte pear
620Leconte shells
621Leconte sparrow
622Leconte turtles
623Leconte, William(s)
624Leconte Woodmanston Project; history
boxfolder
71Lee, Harry G.; Jacksonville Shell Club
72Lewis, Sarah
73Liberty County Herald
74Liberty County historic attractions
75 Life on a Liberty County Plantation
76Logo
77Lominack-Jewett-Spencer, architects
78Loudon, John C.
79Lowe, George D.
710Magnolia pyramidata
711Mailings
712Mandel, Wanda G.
713Maps
714Maps
715Martin, Eliza; memorial
716Martin, M.F.
717Master plan
718Master plan; Bron Cleveland Associates
719Master plan; environmental planning & design partnership
720Master plan; notes
721Master plan; planning, contract procedures & requirements
722McDowell, Olive
723Meeting, Lec.W. Provisional Committee, 1972
724Meeting, Lec.W.P.C., 1972
725Meeting, Lec.W.P.C., 1973
boxfolder
81Meeting, Coastal Historic Tourism Committee, 1972
82Meeting, Coastal Area Planning & Development Commission, 1972
83Meeting, CHTC, 1972
84Meeting, Liberty Co. Forum, 1974
85Meeting, Friends of Lec.W., 1975
86Meeting, Trustees, 1977
87Meeting, Trustees, 1977
88Meeting, Trustees, 1978
89Meeting, Trustees, 1978
810Meeting, Trustees, 1978
811Meeting, Trustees, 1979
812Meeting, Trustees, 1979
813Meeting, Trustees, 1979
814Meeting, Trustees, 1979
815Meeting, Trustees, 1980
816Meeting, Trustees, 1980
817Meeting, Trustees, 1980
818Meeting, Trustees, 1981
819Meeting, Trustees, 1981
820Meeting, Trustees, 1981
821Meeting, Trustees, 1981
822Meeting, Trustees, 1981
823Meeting, Trustees, 1981
824Meetings, 1982
825Meetings, 1983
826Meetings, 1984
827Meetings, 1985
828Memorials
829Miscellaneous
830Museums
boxfolder
91National Register of Historic Places
92National Trust for Historic Preservation
93Natural Areas (Ga. Council on)
94Natural areas of Ga. Coast; guidebook
95Natural History, catalogue 103
96Nesmith, Rep. Paul
97Notes, background
98Notes, general
99Notes, miscellaneous
910Oleander District (Garden Club)
911Outreach
912(Savannah) Park & Tree Commission
913Pendergrast (DNR) Report, 1978
914Photographs: site
915Photographs: meetings
boxfolder
101Planning; notes
102Planning; phases
103Planning; Phase I
105Plants; clippings
106Plants; protected species
107Plants; Georgia's protected
108Plants; roses
109Plants; wildflowers
104Plants
boxfolder
111Presentations
112Presentation; Macon, 1975
113Presentation; Millen, 1976
114Presentation; M.H. Ray
115Preservation
116Preservation, historic
117Preservation; Historic Sites Handbook (DNR)
118Preservation Center; Stagville, NC
119Preservation, workshop
1110Preservation, workshop, 1979
1111Progress Report, 1978
1112Project summary, 1974
1113Provisional Committee
1114Publicity
1115Quarterman, Leonora
1116Rahn-Lee drawings
1117Ray, M.H.
1118References
1119Report, Year-End, 1979
1120Revolutionary War
boxfolder
121Rice culture
122Seminar, 1978
"An Introduction to Leconte-Woodmanston"
123Seminar, 1978
124Seminar, 1985
125Shaw, Emma
126Sheftall family
127Sheftall, Will
128Sierra Club
129Silk
1210Slides
1211Slides, 1977 December
1212Slides, 1979
1213Slides, 1982
1214Slides, 1982
1215Smith, Furman
boxfolder
131Status reports, 1974
132Stephens, Lester D.
133Summerall, Margaret
134Survey, 1973
135Swamps
136 Tall Timbers
137T.V.A.; Elk River Watershed
138Tour, self-guided
139Tourism
1310Tourism
1311Tourism, clippings
boxfolder
141Coastal Historic Tourism Committee
142Tourism, Disney
143Trustees, Board of, 1981
144University of California
145Viability factors
146Volunteerism
147Windsor Forest Garden Club
148Woodmanston indenture
149Workshops
1410Yarn, Jane
 

2. General History

boxfolder
1411Alabama
1412Antiques
1413Appalachia
1414Archaeology
1415Ashtabula House
1416Bartram's Trail
1417Bartram's Trail; clippings/correspondence
1418Bartram's Trail; notes
1419Battlefield Park, Savannah
1420(American) Bicentennial
boxfolder
151Bledsoe's Lick (Tn.)
152Blount Mansion (Tn.)
153Brazilian Confederates
154British Army
155Burr, Aaron
156Cannons
157Caribbean Basin
158Castillo (Fla.)
159Charles Town Path
1510Chattanooga
1511Civil War
1512Conservation
1513Constitution(s)
1514(Ga.) county histories
1515Darien (Ga.)
1516DeBrahm
1517Demere, Raymond
1518DeSoto's route
1519De Toqueville, Alexis
1520East Tn. Historical Society
1521East Tn. Historical Society; newsletter
1522England; research trip
1523Etowah Indian Mounds
boxfolder
161Few, William
162Forts
163Fort Barrington
164Fort Benning
165Fort Jackson
166Fort King George
167Fort Loudon
168Fort Loudon; correspondence
169Fort Loudon; notes
1610Fort Marr
1611Fort McAllister
1612French & Indian War
1613Gattinger
boxfolder
171Georgia Heritage Trust
172Georgia Historical Society
173Georgia Mineral Newsletter
174Genealogy
175Heritage Day (Ga.)
176Heritage; gen. info.
177Liberty County Historical Society
178Miscellaneous
179 Organizing a Local Historical Society
1710 Reminiscences of a Southern Woman
1711Sans Souci plantation
1712Savannah
1713Tennessee; heritage
1714Tennessee; photos
1715West Point Society
box
9Glass framed display case for Leconte Woodmanston Project
 

3. Oversized Materials

oversized_folder
1ASketches of site, photographs, and drawing of LeConte and tree
oversized_folder
4ABasic land plans, 1839-1847
oversized_folder
7APlans and project themes
oversized_folder
2ALogo designs
oversized_folder
3ABudget charts, 1985-1988
oversized_folder
5ALandscape Plans
oversized_folder
6ALand records and reconstruction
oversized_folder
12BOrganizational chart
oversized_folder
11BArea and site sketches
oversized_folder
10BPlantation sketches
oversized_folder
9BPoster, county maps, area sketches
oversized_folder
8BState and area maps, geological surveys
oversized_folder
13CPlantation site map, county maps