The first letter in a series from John S. Stokes, Jr., founder of the Mary's Gardens movement, to Jane A. McLaughlin, the parish historian at St. Joseph Church in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In this letter Stokes outlines the early history of the movement, particularly the creation of a Mary Garden in Woods Hole. The letter included numerous enclosures, available as separate .pdf files below. These enclosures include copies of Mary Garden press coverage, photographs, and publicity items from the Mary's Gardens organization.
Mary's Gardens, Blessed Virgin Mary, biblical gardens, devotional gardens, Marian symbolism, gardening, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, clippings
Stokes, John S., "1st letter from John S. Stokes, Jr., to Jane A. McLaughlin" (1981). Stokes History. 7.