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Saunders, A.P. and Louise - tending peonies, c. 1940

Saunders, A.P. and Louise - tending peonies
Saunders, A.P. and Louise - tending peonies

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Saunders Family Papers contain correspondence, journals, business records, biographical information, and documentation of the interests and daily lives of the Saunders family of Clinton, New York. Researchers examining the papers will gain insight into the family of a beloved Hamilton College faculty member and a world-reknowned peony hybridist. Of special note are correspondence between family members and friends including letters from J. Agee, R. Eberhart, Ezra Pound, Elihu Root and family, B.F. Skinner, Alexander Woollcott, and letters from Susy Clemens to Louis Brownell (later Mrs. A.P. Saunders). A significant amount of the collection pertains to the horticulture business started by A.P. Saunders and holds correspondence, orders, marketing materials, and research notes on peony hybridization.


  • c. 1940


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.


From the Collection: 44 Linear Feet (42 standard boxes; 4 card boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: German

From the Collection: French


Short home video from the Alexander Woollcott Papers featuring Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Saunders tending their peony garden (Spec Coll Archives Media ; AL COLL W9 H64 no.8;

Repository Details

Part of the Hamilton College Archives Repository

198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY United States