Hastings family papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS752
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials including personal and business histories, details of civic and cultural organizations, and scrapbooks. A typescript copy of The Southern Garden is a part of this collection as well as a scrapbook that provides insight into the growth and development of the city of the Atlanta. A scrapbook created by Louise Hastings includes information on The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. as well as other gardening clubs and societies.
- 1891-1991, undated
- Hastings, Pearl M. Freeborn (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Harry George Hastings (1869-1962) was born in Springfield, Ohio on March 8, 1869. He later moved to Florida and in 1889 established the H. G. Hastings Company, a mail-order business specializing in garden and field seeds as well as nursery stock. Two years later, he married Miss Pearl M. Freeborn (1869-1937). The couple had two children while ilving in Interlachen, Florida: William Raymond Hastings and Harry Stanley Hastings. In 1899, H. G. Hastings moved his business and family to Atlanta. H. G. Hastings and Pearl Freeborn Hastings had their third child, Donald Madison Hastings, shortly thereafter.
In 1922, upon graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Donald M. Hastings, Sr. (1901-1991) joined his father's firm. Two years later, he married Louise K. Brown (1901-1987). The couple had two children: Mary Louise who later married Thomas Hal Clarke, Sr. of Atlanta and Donald Madison, Jr. In 1942, Donald M. Hastings, Sr., succeeded his father as president of H. G. Hastings Company. With his wife Louise, he co-authored The Southern Garden Book, which was published in 1948.
4.23 linear ft. (2 document cases, 2 oversize boxes)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
All visual arts materials have been removed and are located in VIS 174.
This collection was reprocessed in 2015.
- Agriculture -- Georgia
- Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
- Garden Club of Georgia.
- Gardening -- Georgia
- Gardening -- Societies, etc.
- Gardening -- Southern States
- Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
- H. G. Hastings and Company
- H.G. Hastings Co.
- Hastings family
- Hastings, Donald M.
- Hastings, Harry George
- Hastings, Louise Brown
- Hastings, Pearl M. Freeborn
- Horticulture -- Catalogs
- Horticulture -- Florida
- Horticulture -- Georgia
- Nurseries (Horticulture) -- Georgia
- Nurseries (Horticulture) -- Southern States
- Plants, Ornamental -- Georgia
- Plants, Ornamental -- Southern States
- Seeds -- Catalogs
- Women gardeners -- Georgia
- Hastings family papers
- Laura Starratt and Jennie Oldfield
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.