3 folders+ 3 glass lantern slides and 18 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Virginia, Loudoun County, Aldie
Oak Hill (Aldie, Virginia)
President James Monroe built Oak Hill as a retirement property in Loudon County in 1823. The plans are said to have been drawn by Thomas Jefferson. The property became a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
Persons associated with the property include: President James Monroe (former owner, 1831); Mrs. Gouveneur (former owner, 1831-1850); Colonel John Fairfax (former owner, 1850-); Dr. Quimby (former owner); Henry Fairfax (former owner), ?-1920); Frank Littleton (former owner, 1920-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeLashmutt (former owners, 1948-?); Thomas Jefferson (supposed architect); Captain James Hoban (designer, 1823); and Henry David Whitfield (architect of wing extensions, ca. 1920).
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Garden has been featured in Mrs. William R. Massie and Mrs. Andrew H. Christian, comp., Descriptive Guide Book of Virginia's Old Gardens (Garden Club of America), p. 83
Garden has been featured in Frances Archer Christian and Susanne Williams Massie, eds., Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, Incorporated, 1962), pp. 75-79
Garden has been featured in Roon Frost, "Oak Hill," in Early American Life (April 1984), p. 73