The search of archival resources for information about Reggie Cooper is coming to a close. Several sources consulted since last year have provided some fascinating insights into his personality, and his design of the orangery for Sir Philip Sassoon (1885-1939).
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With archives presently closed because of the pandemic, resuming research into the career of the restorer of ancient houses and maker of gardens rose to the top of my list of projects because much of it could be conducted from my desk. Reggie Cooper first caught my attention in 2006; in between other projects I continued my ‘quest for Reggie’, returning to it full time in the summer of 2020 after completing the article on Honor Balfour.
This research grew out of a study of the gardens created by Sir Philip Sassoon (1883-1939). Intrigued by what had once been – and may in the future be again – a very attractive building, the quest for its amateur architect, Reginald (Reggie) Cooper began in earnest in 2014.