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Suburbs and Garden Cities, c. 1875 - c. 1914

Identifier: Coll-1167/A/7

Scope and Contents

A series of 159 items, made up of plans, maps, drawings, photographs, engravings, watercolours and extract text from published articles, which include original exhibits from Patrick Geddes' (1914 replacement) Cities and Town Planning Exhibition and which specifically formed the exhibition sections entitled 'Suburbs' and 'Garden Cities'.


  • Creation: c. 1875 - c. 1914

Language of Materials

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159 item

Processing Information

According to Geddes, P., and Mears, F. C., 'Cities and Town Planning Exhibition: Guide-Book and Outline Catalogue', (Dublin, 1911) exhibits relating to the following could be found in this section: Port Sunlight, Bournville Village Trust, Joseph Rowntree, Doncaster, Indutrial Village, Dourges, Reims, Hampstead, Hull, Knebworth, Alkrington, Warrington, Cutslow, Boston, Swansea, Hanton Villa Estate, Harrow, Ruislip, Rosyth, Gothenburg, Posen, Milan, Letchworth, Ulm, Prince Rupert's Town, Harborne, Crewe, Sealand and Wordsworth Walk. Only a fraction of the exhibits are to be found in this series, some others at the University of Strathclyde Archives and Special Collections. The University of Strathclyde Archives and Special Collections are not arranged intellectually or physically to reflect the physical layout of the Cities and Town Planning exhibitions but have been re-arranged geographically. Therefore, a search of missing items thought to be at the University of Strathclyde Archives and Special Collections would have to be searched using individual place-name search terms.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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