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Columnea illepida H.E. Moore

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
D. G. Huttleston  Search this
Place:
Cult. Longwood Gardens [Kennett Square, PA], Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1970
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Columnea illepida H.E. Moore
Columnea purpureovittata (Wiehler) B.D. Morley
Barcode:
00245932
USNM Number:
2571639A
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10423528

Columnea illepida H.E. Moore

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
D. G. Huttleston  Search this
Place:
Cult. Longwood Gardens [Kennett Square, PA], Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Sep 1970
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Columnea illepida H.E. Moore
Columnea purpureovittata (Wiehler) B.D. Morley
Barcode:
00245933
USNM Number:
2574311A
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10423534

Columnea illepida H.E. Moore

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
D. G. Huttleston  Search this
Place:
Cult. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Mar 1971
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Columnea illepida H.E. Moore
Columnea purpureovittata (Wiehler) B.D. Morley
Barcode:
00245931
USNM Number:
2586622A
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10423574

Lewis & Valentine company records

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Names:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc.  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Lewis, Harold Carman  Search this
Owner:
Auchincloss, Hugh D.  Search this
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-  Search this
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939  Search this
Stotesbury, Edward T.  Search this
Woolworth, F. W.  Search this
du Pont, Eugene  Search this
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (documents, 366 photographs, 1 videotape.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Place:
New York (State) -- Greenvale
New York (State) -- Roslyn
Date:
1916-1971
Summary:
The Lewis & Valentine Company Collection contains records of the Lewis & Valentine Company dating from 1916 to 1971 including photographs, negatives, brochures, books, trade catalogs, company papers, letters from clients, customer lists and a history of the company written by Harold Carman Lewis. Photographs document the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, estates in Long Island, New York, and the properties of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Eugene du Pont, Walter P. Chrysler, Otto H. Kahn, F. W. Woolworth, Pierre S. du Pont (Longwood Gardens), Charles M. Schwab and Edward T. Stotesbury. This collection contains only a sampling of the records of Lewis & Valentine and should not be considered comprehensive.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Documents Series 2: Photographs Series 3: Videotape
Biographical/Historical note:
Specializing in moving and replanting large trees, Lewis & Valentine was one of the most prominent landscape contracting companies in the eastern United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The Lewis & Valentine Company was formed by five brothers whose father had hoped that his sons would grow up to be lawyers. Instead, the Lewis brothers formed a landscape design, installation and nursery firm that specialized in developing "successful methods for transplanting full-grown trees." Their success was based on "doing well the task which is usually considered impossible."

The company was the inspiration of H.C. Lewis, the oldest of seven brothers, who believed that estate owners should have the luxury of immediate landscapes, rather than waiting decades for their landscapes to mature. The Lewis brothers started their business in the early 1900s. Shortly afterwards, a Mr. Valentine, roommate of Albert Addison Lewis at the Amherst Landscape School in Massachusetts, invested in the business. After three years Mr. Valentine moved on and the Lewis brothers bought back his interest, but continued to keep Valentine part of the company's name.

Lewis & Valentine was the largest firm in America devoted to transplainting mature trees in the years leading up to the Great Depression. It claimed to be "the most experienced and most versatile, backed by an intimate knowledge of horticulture and the development of fine estates." The company was noted as a leader in providing complete landscape services, from selling and guaranteeing the plants, to designing and installation, requiring that its staff be men "of good character and not afraid of hard work." This was evident in the firm's principle of no limitations to the size of trees that they were willing to deliver. The trees were often full-grown and ranged in age from twenty to a hundred years old. Many were so large that 20 or more tons of earth had to be moved during the relocation process.

During its first 25 years in business, Lewis & Valentine opened nineteen offices east of the Mississippi serving such notable clients as Charles A. Schwab and Pierre du Pont at his estate, Longwood. The business was set up as an organization of independent companies. Each was incorporated under the laws of the state in which it operated. The offices were located in Connecticut (Darien), Florida (Palm Beach), Illinois (Chicago), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston and Hanover), Michigan (Detroit), Pennsylvania (Ardmore and Pittsburg), New Jersey (Ashbury Park and Morristown), New York (Buffalo, Roslyn-Long Island, Rye, Valley Stream-Long Island, New York City), North Carolina (Winston-Salem) and Ohio (Cleveland and Cincinnati). Although no longer owned by any members of the Lewis family, the company still exists and operates in Long Island under the name Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
Provenance:
Gift from Hewlett Withington Lewis, former owner of Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Nurseries (Horticulture) -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Tree moving  Search this
Landscape gardening -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-lvc
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Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Names:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Fogg, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982  Search this
Extent:
17 slides (photographs) (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1955-1966
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit all requests for appointments in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Conservatories  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Palms  Search this
Botany  Search this
Trees  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John M. Fogg Photographic Slides
Identifier:
AAG.FOG, File PA011
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John M. Fogg photographic slides
John M. Fogg photographic slides / Series 1: Garden images / 1.1: Gardens in the United States / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-fog-ref51

Longwood Gardens : 100 years of garden splendor, 1906-2006 / [written by Colvin Randall]

Title:
Longwood Gardens, the first 100 years
Author:
Randall, Colvin  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) History  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 x 27 cm.+ 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U63 L66 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800018

Longwood Gardens visitor survey December 1982 through November 1983 / by James D. Culley and Suzanne B. Knowles

Author:
Culley, James D  Search this
Knowles, Suzanne B  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
79 leaves : charts ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Tourism  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U7 L62 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704216

Longwood Gardens

Author:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Hyland, Robert  Search this
Apps, Darrell  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
[44] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
SB466.U7 L64 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729684

Visitor orientation at Longwood Gardens : an evaluation / submitted by Karen Driscoll ... [et al.]

Author:
Driscoll, Karen  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
98 p. : ill., plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U7 L685 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767623

The planning vision [cartographic material] : Longwood Gardens long range master plan / Longwood Gardens, public summary

Title:
Longwood Gardens long range master plan
Author:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
122 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Cartographic materials
Date:
2001
[2001]
Call number:
QK73.U52 L66 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786693

Longwood Gardens / photography by Larry Albee ; text by Colvin Randall

Author:
Albee, Larry  Search this
Randall, Colvin  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515612

The new topiary : imaginative techniques from Longwood Gardens / Patricia Riley Hammer ; Illustrator, Joan Messick Frain ; Photographer, Larry Albee

Author:
Hammer, Patricia Riley  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Topiary work  Search this
Call number:
SB462 .H224 1991
SB462.H224 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416774

Longwood Gardens / [Photos. by Gottlieb Hampfler]

Author:
Hampfler, Gottlieb  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : col. ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
C1967
Call number:
SB466.U7L6X 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_315415

Longwood Gardens : the ultimate garden treasure / text by Colvin Randall ; photographs by Larry Albee

Author:
Randall, Colvin  Search this
Albee, Larry  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
102 p. : col. ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Date:
1987
[c1987]
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U63 R18 1987
SB466.U63R18 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_340152

Recent books in horticulture and botany : a selected bibliography / compiled by Enola Jane N. Teeter

Author:
Teeter, Enola Jane N  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Horticulture  Search this
Botany  Search this
Call number:
SB85.P4 T25 1983
SB85.P4T25 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295759

A visit to... Longwood Gardens

Author:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) col. illus., col. port., map. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U7 L6 1973
SB466.U7L6 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48722

A colonial garden in the 20th century / Sponsored and constructed by Longwood Gardens Incorporated, February, 1976 : Exhibited and interpreted in the Azalea House, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Author:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U6 K36 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89602

Victoria the seductress : a cultural and natural history of the world's greatest water lily / Tomasz Aniśko

Author:
Aniśko, Tomasz 1963-  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
467 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Victoria amazonica  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010696

The heritage of Longwood Gardens : Pierre S. duPont and his legacy / [written by Kirk J. Himelick, Colvin Randall, Sandy Reber ; introduction by Colvin Randall ; edited by James B. Patrick]

Author:
Himelick, Kirk J  Search this
Randall, Colvin  Search this
Reber, Sandy  Search this
Patrick, James B  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Date:
1998
©1998
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044308

Design, installation and operation of the electrical apparatus of the open air theatre at Longwood

Title:
Story of the design, installation and operation of the electrical apparatus of the open air theatre at Longwood
Author:
Brewer, Russell P.  Search this
Subject:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
7 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1927
Topic:
Stage lighting  Search this
Theaters--Lighting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1074952

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