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 (gärd′nər), Erle Stanley 1889-1970.
American lawyer and detective novelist known for creating the character of Perry Mason, a clever attorney.


, Isabella Stewart 1840-1924.
American collector and patron of the arts. She built a Venetian Gothic palazzo in Boston to house her collection of art objects and opened it to the public in 1903.
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(Biography) Ava. 1922–90, US film actress. Her films include The Killers (1946), The Sun also Rises (1957), and The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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(ˈgɑrd nər)

Erle Stanley, 1889–1970, U.S. writer.
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Noun1.Gardner - United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
2.Gardner - writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
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The Gardners are among the richest, bluest, of Bluenoses.
My name is Royal Gardner. And you are the Miss Shirley who read the Tennyson paper at the Philomathic the other evening, aren't you?"
On the highest mountains of Brazil, some few European genera were found by Gardner, which do not exist in the wide intervening hot countries.
When time came that the Gardners wanted to move on from D.C., fortune intervened once more.
Caption: The Gardners' 50th wedding anniversary in Maui.
Johnson told the Gardners that remains had been found in New Guinea.
As Ted Gardner's hands clasped the American flag at the end of the burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, his thoughts were as much on his late father as they were on the older brother he hardly knew.
But the rep said that was not the case and he would sue the Gardners for the cost of the windows.
Alan Chong & Noriko Murai, eds., Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia.