• Title
    Susan Jellicoe photographic collection
  • Reference
    P JEL
  • Production date
    c. 1950s-1970s
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    Susan Jellicoe, daughter of Sir Bernard Pares, Professor of Russian studies at the University of Liverpool, was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, and the Sorbonne, Paris where she studied linguistics. Encouraged by Sir Charles Reilly, head of the Liverpool School of Architecture, Susan applied for a job as secretary to landscape architect Geoffrey Jellicoe. She went on to marry Geoffrey in 1936 and together they visited gardens and notable landscapes across the world, with Susan photographing along the way. As well as running the landscape architect business with Geoffrey Jellicoe, Susan also assisted with Geoffrey's work as President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Landscape Institute (LI); during the war years the Jellicoe's ran the LI's office from their home. Together Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe wrote and published 'Modern private gardens' (1968), 'Water: the use of water in landscape architecture' (1971)' and 'The landscape of man' illustrated with many photographs by Susan. She also collaborated with Lady Margery Allen on 'Gardens' (1953), 'The new small garden' and 'Town gardens to live in', as well as co-authoring 'The gardens of Mughul India' (1972) with Dame Sylvia Crowe. For 20 years Susan edited the journal 'Landscape design'. She was also a keen plantswoman and designed the planting for many of Geoffrey's works. In 1985 the University of Sheffield conferred an honorary degree on her. Her photographs have been described by landscape architect and past president of the Landscape Institute Hal Moggridge as filling 'a gap left by professionals in portraying technical landscape poetically'.
  • Extent
    8 albums of 5700 prints
  • Level of description
  • Content person
  • Content Subject
  • Archival history
    Following Susan Jellicoe's death her husband, Geoffrey Jellicoe, gave the Landscape Institute her collection of prints.