Ingoli Garden Club collection

Ingoli Garden Club collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Ingoli Garden Club collection
Dates: circa 1950s-2007
Quantity: 2.4 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 XL oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms3495.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Bess Vaughn Clark was born in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of the Bessie Julia Read and Herschel Johnson Vaughn, and spent most of her life in the city. She married Francis G. Clark, Sr. and they had a son, Francis G. Clark, Jr. She did a great deal of genealogical research focusing on the history of Twiggs County, Georgia and authored several published books on the subject. For this Clark earned an honorary degree from Mercer University in 2001. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of Colonial Wars. Her other interests included the Ingoli Garden Club and the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon. Clark was a nationally accredited flower show judge with a Master Judge Certificate and was an active member of the Middle Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges. She died in Macon in late 2007.

Scope and Content Note

The Ingoli Garden Club collection consists of many papers, programs, clippings, and correspondence relating to flower shows and garden clubs in middle Georgia. These papers appear to belong to Mrs. Francis G. Clark.


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Preferred Citation note

Ingoli Garden Club. MS 3495. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Flower Shows
3HANDS Committee
5Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc programs
6Flower show programs - misc
OS Box
2Ribbons - distinciton, 1st, 2nd,
Ribbons - 3rd, 4th, misc
Wooden scrapbook