Kron Botanical Cards
Scope and Content
This collection contains reproductions of eight botanical illustrations of wildflower specimens found near the Yadkin River in North Carolina, painted in the 19th century by Adelaide and Elizabeth Kron and reprinted in stationery card form by the Albemarle [North Carolina] Council of Garden Clubs and the Kron Trust. The collection includes two sets of eight cards (one set a duplicate of the other), a set of stationery envelopes, and a sheet with a captioned photograph of the Kron House at Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (email@example.com or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
Biographical / Historical
Adelaide (1828-1910) and Elizabeth (1831-1896) Kron, daughters of Francis J. and Mary Catherine Delamothe Kron, were born in Montgomery County, North Carolina, and educated at St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Avid amateur botanists, they painted and took notes on wildflower specimens found in the area of their home in the Uwharrie Mountains near the Yadkin River. Adelaide and Elizabeth Kron are buried in Kron Family Cemetery, Stanly County, North Carolina.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Reproductions of eight botanical illustrations of wildflower specimens found near the Yadkin River in North Carolina, painted in the 19th century by Adelaide and Elizabeth Kron and reprinted as stationery cards by the Albemarle [North Carolina] Council of Garden Clubs and the Kron Trust.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Kron Botanical Cards were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1995.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Kron Botanical Cards by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
This collection had been donated, accessioned, and orginally cataloged as the Kron Botanical Cards. In the course of processing, it was determined that Kron Botanical Cards would be a more appropriate title.
The processing and description of the Kron Botanical Cards commenced and was completed in October, 2023.
- Kron Botanical Cards, 1985
- John M. Jackson
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2020-09-24: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2023-01-31: LM Rozema made minor corrections, added FA title and FA filing title, added botany as subject, and added classification.
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