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Hickory Hill ca.1930-1931

Former owner:
Wickham, Henry T. Mrs
Landscape Architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A (Arthur Asahel) 1870-1957
Physical description:
1 folder+ 4 glass lantern slides and 1 35 mm. slide
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Charles City County, Charles City
Virginia
Charles City
Hickory Hill (Charles City, Virginia)
Date:
1930
1930-1987
ca1930-1931
Notes:
Hickory Hill was once an addition to Shirley-on-the-James. The house and garden were begun in 1820, when William Fanning Wickham and his wife, Anne Carter, moved on the estate. The grounds and garden were laid out on broad and long lines with avenues lined with cedar and box. The garden is a rectangular plot 355 feet by 440 feet. (Christian and Massie, 1962) A central focal point is a "box-walk" of Sempervirens boxwood. The gardens were damaged during the Civil War when armies swept over the property, but subsequent attempts were made at restoration.
Persons associated with the property include: William Carter Wickham (former owner); Captain Williams Carter Wickham (former owner); and Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Wickham (former owners).
Summary:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Edith Tunis Sale, ed., Historic Gardens of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: The William Byrd Press, INC., 1930), pp. 65-70
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. 197-198
Garden has been featured in Alice B. Lockwood, ed., Gardens of Colony and State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934), pp. 78
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA005000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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