The Memphis Material

This section of the archive is devoted to notes and documents from my excursion to Memphis to gather information on the few months that Gardner stayed there in 1947. What I found, interestingly enough, was a branch of the Gardner family brought to America via Gardner's younger brother whom Gerald calls "Douglas" in the Bracelin biography. For more information about the Gardner family in Memphis, see the essay that covers Gardner's life from 1946 to 1949.

F. Douglas Gardner's obituary.

This is Francis Douglas Gardner's obituary in The Commercial Appeal.

Picture of Douglas Gardner.

This is the picture of F. Douglas Gardner that appeared with his obituary.

A letter from Crowley to W.B. Crow

This is Miriam Flemming Gardner's obituary from The Commercial Appeal.