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Inventory of the Blake Estate Collection, ca. 1922-1998
2002-06  
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Series Description

 

I. Blake Family Papers ca. 1922-1949

Physical Description: Box 1, Flat Files

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains legal descriptions and graphic surveys of adjacent properties in Kensington owned by brothers Anson S. and Edwin T. Blake. Includes house plans for Edwin T. Blake's residence in Kensington, which later became a monastery, but does not include a complete set of house plans for Anson S. Blake's residence in Kensington, known as the Blake Estate. Included is the original master plan by Mabel Symmes, which incorporated both brothers' land into a single scheme, and a manuscript by Anita S. Blake titled "History of a Pioneer Garden."
 

A. Anson S. Blake ca. 1922, 1924-1928

 

B. Edwin T. Blake 1922, 1938-1949

 

C. Mabel Symmes ca. 1922, 1950, 1959-1960

 

D. Anita S. Blake n.d.

 

II. University Records 1955-1998

Physical Description: Box 1, Flat Files, Tubes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents the evolution of the Blake Estate under the ownership of the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Landscape Architecture. Includes initial surveys done at the time the estate was given to the University and more recent information on vegetation and other physical characteristics of the garden. Includes a Long Range Development Plan by Geraldine Knight Scott and materials about alterations to the garden and house. Also includes student design projects related to the garden.
 

A. Surveys Done at Transition of Ownership 1958

 

B. Topographic Survey n.d.

 

C. Vegetation Surveys 1985, 1991

 

D. Site Analysis 1998

 

C. Vegetation Surveys 1985, 1991

 

D. Site Analysis 1998

 

E. Design Projects 1950-1962, 1963-1969

 

F. Student Designs 1955-1982, 1961, 1998

Container List

 

I. Blake Family Papers ca. 1922-1949

Physical Description: Box 1, Flat files
 

A. Anson S. Blake ca. 1922-1949

Physical Description: 3 flat files, 3 folders
Box FF, Folder 1

Berkeley Residence undated

Box 1, Folder 1

House Plan [Berkeley?] undated

Box FF, Folder 2

Kensington Residence ca. 1922

Box FF, Folder 3

Kensington Residence Property Surveys 1924-1928

Box 1, Folder 2

Kensington Residence Property Descriptions undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings 1926

 

B. Edwin T. Blake ca. 1922-1949

Physical Description: 2 flat files, 1 folder
Box FF, Folder 4

Kensington Residence 1922

Box FF, Folder 5

Kensington Residence Property Surveys 1938-1949

Box 1, Folder 4

Kensington Residence Property Descriptions undated

 

C. Mabel Symmes ca. 1922

Physical Description: 1 flat file
Box FF, Folder 6

Master Plan - Kensington ca. 1922

Box 1, Folder 4.a

Correspondence 1950, 1959-1960

 

D. Anita S. Blake undated

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript - History of a Pioneer Garden undated

 

II. University Records 1955-1998

Physical Description: Box 1, Flat Files, Tubes
 

A. Surveys Done at Transition of Ownership ca. 1958

Physical Description: 4 flat files, 1 folder
Box FF, Folders 7,8

General Map ca. 1958

Box FF, Folder 9

Planimetric Survey 1958

Box FF, Folder 10

Vegetation Survey 1958

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1958

 

B. Topographic Survey undated

Physical Description: 1 tube
Box T, Folder 1

Topographic Survey undated

 

C. Vegetation Surveys undated, 1985, 1991

Physical Description: 3 tubes, 1 flat file
Box 2, Folders 2,3,4

Tree Inventory

Box FF, Folder 11

Tree Removal Plans undated

 

D. Site Analysis 1998

Physical Description: 1 flat file
Box FF, Folder 12

Site Analysis - Student Project 1998

 

E. Design Projects ca. 1955-1998

Physical Description: 7 flat files, 1 folder, 1 tube
Box FF, Folder 13

Greenhouse 1950-1962

Box FF, Folder 14

Long Range Development Plan - G.K. Scott 1964

Box 1, Folder 2

Long Range Development Plan - G.K. Scott 1964

Box T, Folder 5

Long Range Development Plan - G.K. Scott 1964

Box FF, Folder 15

Miscellaneous - G.K. Scott 1963-1969

Box FF, Folder 16

Miscellaneous - Originals ca. 1963

Box FF, Folder 17

Miscellaneous - Prints undated

Box FF, Folder 18

Residence Alterations 1968

Box FF, Folder 19

Service Area Survey and Design 1964

 

F. Student Designs 1955-1998

Physical Description: 6 tubes
Box T, Folder 6

Landscape Architecture 102 - Rendering 1998

Box T, Folders 7,8,9,10

Landscape Architecture 102 - Sections 1998

Box T, Folder 11

Landscape Architecture 134A 1961

Box 2, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 1955-1982