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Collection of books on Welwyn Garden City

Henry Stringer (1903-1993) Click here for information about this picture

 

 
 

For information on C. B. Purdom, one of the town's founders, click here for my Purdom menu. Of particular interest will be my biographical notes on Purdom which contain information on the early history of Welwyn Garden City and on the garden cities movement in general.

Copyright: As an ex-resident of Welwyn Garden City, I have got a huge amount of pleasure from my collection of books - particularly from the pictures therein. In creating this website, I hope to share this pleasure with others who will not have access to the books, some of which are quite old and difficult to come across. However, I may have broken copyright rules in some cases. If anyone has an interest, and objects to my inclusion of her/his work here, please contact me via my e-mail address which is given at the bottom of this page and I will remove your work immediately from my website, with apology. Alan Cash.

 
 

 

 
    Click title for extracts and my notes on the book   Author   Published
 
  Town Theory and Practice
Essays by Lethaby, Pepler, Chambers, Unwin, Reiss and Purdom
  C. B. Purdom (ed)   1921
 
  41 Pictures of Welwyn Garden City   (anon)   1923
 
  Small Family Houses   R. Randal Phillips   1924
 
  The Building of Satellite Towns   C. B. Purdom   1925
 
  Cottages: Their Planning, Design and Materials   Sir Lawrence Weaver   1926
 
  Hertfordshire Regional Planning Report 1927   W. R. Davidge   1927
 
  Small Houses for the Community   C.H. James & F.R. Yerbury   1928
 
  Welwyn Times, Thursday, May 30, 1929
Article about the bidding in the Panshanger Estate auction of 1919
  (anon)   1929
 
  Rambles in Hertfordshire   "Pathfinder"   1930
 
  Recent Advances in Town Planning   Thomas Adams et al   1932
 
  Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Town Planning Movement   Dugald MacFadyen   1933
 
  A Hertfordshire Wood - Sherrards Park Wood   W. R. Hughes   1936
 
  Small Houses £500-£2,500   H. Myles Wright (ed)   1937
 
  How to Plan Your House   Martin S. Briggs   1937
 
  Welwyn Garden City Wins Out
Article from "The American City" magazine, May 1937 issue
  Theodore Chambers   1937
 
  A Miniature History of the English House   J. M. Richards   1938
 
  Who's What in Welwyn (Garden City)
What Town Planners Ought to Know
  Joseph W. Sault &
John Garling
  1938
 
  Welwyn Drama Festival 1939 - programme   (anon)   1939
 
  Life and Work in Welwyn Garden City
Report of survey
  Jaqueline Tyrwhitt   1939
 
  Welwyn Stores
Article from "The Architect & Building News", August 1939 issue
  Louis de Soissons   1939
 
  The Welwyn Garden City Directory for 1939
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  (anon)   1939
 
  Hertfordshire - The County Handbook   (several)   1940
 
  The Welwyn Garden City Directory for 1940
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  (anon)   1940
 
  New Towns after the War   F. J. Osborn   1942
 
  Keep it Going !   (anon)   1943
 
  The Continuity of the English Town
Special exhibition edition of the Journal of the Ecclesiological Society
  F. J. Osborn et al   1943
 
  A Guide Book to Comradeship - Welwyn Garden City Youth Organisations   (anon)   1944
 
  Green-Belt Cities. The British Contribution   F. J. Osborn   1946
 
  Welwyn Garden Citizens' Handbook 1946   (anon)   1946
 
  Welwyn Garden Citizen's Handbook 1947
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  (anon)   1947
 
  Welwyn Garden Citizen's Handbook 1948
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  (anon)   1948
 
  The Inn and the Garden City   Elizabeth & Gilbert
McAllister
  1948
 
  Come to Hertfordshire - Official Guide   (anon)   1948
 
  Inns of Sport   (anon)   1949
 
  Report of the Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation   Louis de Soissons   1949
 
  Modern Housing Estates   Stanley Gale   1949
 
  The Building of Satellite Towns (2nd edition)   C. B. Purdom   1949
 
  Welwyn Garden City Official Guide (1950)   (anon)   1950
 
  Picturegoer (Vol. 20, no. 807, October 21, 1950)
Includes article: The Last Days of Welwyn (Studios)
  Robert Hirst (article)   1950
 
  Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook and Directory 1953/54
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  Mrs D. Frankl (ed)   1953
 
  Digswell from Domesday to Garden City   Dora Ward   1953
 
  Design in Town and Village   Thomas Sharp,
Frederick Gibberd,
W. G. Holford
  1953
 
  From Cabbages to Kings - The Autobiography of Lisa Sheridan   Lisa Sheridan   1955
 
  In Step with Landscaping   J. E. McComb
Louis de Soissons
Lionel Brett
  1955
 
  Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook (1956)   Mrs D. Frankl (ed)   1956
 
  Hertfordshire Countryside Vol 12 No 46 Autumn 1957
Article: Progress Report on a Garden City
  Robert Rudolph (article)   1957
 
  Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook and Directory (1959)
Includes a directory of residents which lists names of heads of households
  Mrs D. Frankl (ed)   1959
 
  Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook (1962)   Mrs D. Frankl (ed)   1962
 
  The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis   Frederic J. Osborn &
Arnold Whittick
  1963
 
  Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook 1964/65   Mrs D. Frankl (ed)   1964
 
  Sherrards Park Wood   (anon)   1964
 
  R. L. Reiss - A Memoir   Celia Reiss   1965
 
  Twelve Artists
Digswell House exhibition brochure
  David S. Chick
(design and layout)
  1965
 
  One Life Amid Many   Ethel Joy Wragg   1967
 
  Historic Hertfordshire   Rudolph Robert   1968
 
  Welwyn Garden City Directory 1969-70   (anon)   1969
 
  The Dandy - Issue No. 1438   (anon)   1969
 
  A Striking Industry in Welwyn Garden City   Eric R. Littler   1969
 
  Hertfordshire Countryside Vol 25 No 136 Aug 1970
Special Welwyn Garden City jubilee number. 12 articles
  (several)   1970
 
  A View into Hertfordshire   Anthony Wigens   1970
 
  Welwyn Garden City Official Guide 1970   L. Elgar Pike   1970
 
  Commission for the New Towns - Welwyn Garden City   (anon)   1970
 
  Genesis of Welwyn Garden City - Some Jubilee memories   Frederic J. Osborn   1970
 
  Welwyn Garden City Free Church 1921-1971   (anon)   1971
 
  Ebenezer Howard - An Illustrated Life of Sir Ebenezer Howard 1850-1928   John Moss-Eccardt   1973
 
  Hertfordshire Countryside Vol 29 No 187 November 1974
Article: An historic Hertfordshire home
  Frank E. Ballin (article)   1974
 
  Welwyn Hatfield District Council Official Guide (1974)   (anon)   1974
 
  Open University, third level, History of Architecture and Design 1890-1939
Unit 23: The Garden City
  Stephen Bayley   1975
 
  The Book of Welwyn
The Story of the Five Villages and the Garden City
  Richard J. Busby   1976
 
  The New Towns - Their Origins, Achievements and Progress
Revised and retitled version of the 1963 book
  Frederic J. Osborn &
Arnold Whittick
  1977
 
  The Hatfield, Luton & Dunstable Railway   G. & S. Woodward   1977
 
  Architecture in Hertfordshire 1929-1979 Exhibition Catalogue   Mervyn Miller (ed)   1979
 
  Architettura domestica in Gran Bretagna 1890-1939   Donatella Calabi   1982
 
  Welwyn Garden City   Roger Filler   1986
 
  Welwyn's Railways - A History of the Great Northern Line from 1850 to 1986   Revd. Tom W. Gladwin,
Peter W. Neville,
Douglas E. White
  1986
 
  F. J. O. - Practical Idealist. A Biography of Sir Frederic Osborn   Arnold Whittick   1987
 
  The Welwyn Drama Festival 1929-1987   Harold J. Stull
(compiler)
  1987
 
  Welwyn Garden City. A Town Designed for Healthy Living   Maurice de Soissons   1988
 
  Garden Cities and New Towns - Five Lectures   (several)   1990
 
  Welwyn Garden City 75th Anniversary 1995 Souvenir Postcard Calendar   (anon)   1994
 

 

 
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