Thomas Standbridge: memorandum book (catalogued)

Scope and Content

In this note book, begun the year after his marriage at the age of 18, Thomas Standbridge details the work undertaken in his garden at Water Orton between the years 1861 and 1868, notably the planting carried out.

Conditions Governing Access


Open for consultation. Readers are asked to take especial care due to the fragile nature of the volume. It is essential to check opening hours and make an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Angela Cogan of Tyne and Wear in May 2013.

Other Finding Aids

The Lindley Library descriptive catalogue, available on-line via the Archives Hub, and as a paper copy in the Research Room.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The lower portion of some pages is beginning to come loose. This volume requires careful handling.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Liz Taylor, RHS Lindley Library archivist, in March 2014. Biographical history compiled by Jennian Geddes, RHS Lindley Library volunteer.

Custodial History

The volume previously belonged to the donor's mother.


An article by John Cogan about the volume was published in 'Family Tree', autumn 2009