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Elton 1938-1980

Former owner:
Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix) 1879-1948
Du Pont, A. Felix Mrs.
Former owners:
Clark, J. Dudley Mr. Mrs.
Du Pont, A. Felix, Jr. Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
2 folders+ 22 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Delaware
Wilmington
Elton (Wilmington, Delaware)
Date:
1938
1938-1980
Notes:
Elton was noted for its walled garden, whose development began in the 1920s. The walls' stones came from an old house. Gradually a pond, pergola, and plants were added. A wide variety of plants provided year-round color and interest.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. A. Felix du Pont (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. J. Dudley Clark (former owners); and Mr. and Mrs. A. Felix du Pont, Jr. (former owners).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of book excerpts featuring the garden (one includes a plant list), and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture Quarterly, April 1938, p. 135
Garden has been featured in Elsa Rehmann, Garden-Making (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1926)
Garden has been featured in James Marston Fitch and F. F. Rockwell, Treasury of American Gardens (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956), pp 33-35
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE027000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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