MS 73 Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Broell, Percy C.
Title
Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection
ID
MS 73
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1937
Date [inclusive]
1937-1976
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains manuscripts and correspondence regarding the history of Presidio Park by Percy Broell, the gardener and park superintendent largely responsible for its physical construction.

Preferred Citation

Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection, MS 73, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Percy Broell (1904-1982), an Iowa native, was a resident of San Diego for over 50 years. He was an active member in civic affairs, particularly in the arena of parks and recreation. Broell was the main constructor of Presidio Park, under the supervision of George Marston. After the park’s completion he remained as gardener, park foreman, and park superintendent.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains manuscripts and correspondence regarding the history of Presidio Park by Percy Broell, the gardener and park superintendent largely responsible for its physical construction. The first manuscript contains a history of the park and its physical construction, including original photographs documenting its progress, as well as a history of Old San Diego. The second manuscript is a botanical guide and index.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection April 12, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lindsay Banuelos in March 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Presidio Park

Personal Name(s)

  • Broell, Percy C.
  • Marston, George White, 1850-1946
  • Warren, Jerrald

Subject(s)

  • Botany
  • Gardening

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder
“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (1 of 3), 19371:1
“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (2 of 3), 19371:2
“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (3 of 3), 19371:3
“Presidio Park: a brief history and guide,” undated

Scope and Content:

This file contains drafts, with illustrations, of text also contained in the first manuscript.

1:4
“Presidio Park Plant Life,” 19371:5
Research Reference, undated

Includes:

Research notes and a portion of a map.

1:6
Correspondence (copies), 1938 November 23 – 1976 June 16 and undated

Includes:

Letters to Jerrald Warren, editor of the Union Tribune, with detailed information about George Marston and the creation of Presidio Park; a letter of recommendation for Broell from George Marston; and two letters to Jack Broell, Percy’s brother.

1:7

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