1 folder+ 3 safety film negatives; 27 contact prints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Short Hills
Auchincloss Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
Designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys, this garden belonged to William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss. Mr. Auchincloss was president of the Schnell Publishing Company, while Mrs. Auchincloss played a major role in the development of the Milburn Library in the 1930s. Ireys' plan for the grounds around the Tudor-style house featured stone walls, walks, and patio. Mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous, provided anchorage for a lawn area surrounded by garden borders, some of which were outlined in box. Ground cover plants, rhododendrons, and other shrubs softened the stone work and with the trees gave the garden an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy.
A contact sheet duplicating images NJ467015 through NJ467019, as well as images of NJ488, has been filed under the latter garden number. Additional documentation relating to the Auchincloss garden is in the Alice Recknagel Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1965-1973) and William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss (former owners, circa 1965-1973).
The folder includes worksheets and other information.