United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Established around 1923, this 86-acre site, formerly a private estate, is now a school for the deaf. The gardens, which feature mature trees, terraces, and a gazebo, complement the Tudor-style mansion. Planted urns and broad, sweeping vistas complete the design.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Weicker (former owners, before 1940); Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dodge (former owners, 1950s); and Clinton, Russell, Wells, Holton & George (architects, ca. 1923).
The folder includes a worksheet, a summary property plan, six black and white images of the garden from about 1950, and a photocopy of an April 2000 newspaper article about plans for expansion of the school.
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Contests, 1924-1925
W. Atlee Burpee & Co
These letters are presented as a window into life in 1920s and therefore may include terms and expressions that are offensive to contemporary readers. This material in no way reflects the views of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens.
This description is for subseries 3.2 of the W. Atlee Burpee & Company records.
In 1924 and 1925, the Burpee Company launched a prize-contest to recognize its faithful customers by asking them to write "What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me." Thousands entered for cash prizes by sending letters and photographs to the Philadelphia offices of the Burpee Company. Entries came from all over the world to express the impact of these special seeds in their lives.
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1928-1930: West Indies)
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Richard E. Blackwelder received a doctorate in entomology from Stanford University in 1934. The following year he received the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to conduct field work on the beetles of the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. These papers consist of journals from Blackwelder's field work in the West Indies while he was recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship (1935-1938); journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same period; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; and another notebook.
Scrapbook of early aeronautica / collected by William Upcott
Upcott, William 1779-1845
Hollond, Robert DSI
Carruthers, John Franklin Bruce 1889-1960 DSI
3 v. ( p.) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 53 cm
Early works to 1900
Collection of prints, newspaper and journal clippings, mss., separately published tracts, and printed ephemera (in various sizes) connected with the early years of aeronautics, primarily ballooning.
Arranged in roughly chronological order, e.g., v. 1 has material mostly from ca. 1783-1802; v. 2 mostly from 1785-1837; and v. 3 mostly from 1837-1840. However, each v. also includes materials from dates outside of these ranges.
Page  is signed: "William Upcott of Islington, collector of engravings connected with aerostation."
Text mostly in English, with some French language materials.
Originally unbound. cf. Cat. of the Library of W. Upcott, London, 1846, p. 65.
Includes these published works bound in (each cataloged separately): Lunardi, V. An account of the first aërial voyage in England. London : Printed for the author ..., 1784 -- The Man in the moon. [S.l.? : s.n.?, ca. 1830] -- Sadler, J. Balloon, an authentic account of the ærial voyage of Messrs. Sadler and Clayfield. [Bristol] : Printed for the benefit of Mr. Sadler, by A. Brown,  -- High and low. London : Printed by L. Thompson, 1824 -- A full and correct description of this extraordinary machine ... the Eagle. London : Printed and published by J. Thompson, 1835.
A short ( p.) anonymous handwritten political allegory with an aeronautical theme, entitled: "The Dolphin carried off: a dream," is mounted on p. 7 of v. 1.
Some of the balloonists featured in this scrapbook include the Montgolfiers, Lunardi, Blanchard, Garnerin, Robert, Charles, Barrett, Hullin, Sowden, de Moret, MacGwire, Graham, Sadler, Green, Cocking, and Gypson, among others.
NASMRB copy has a leaf of viewers' signatures and their brief comments, dating from the mid-20th century, bound in at the front of v. 1.
Notebook kept by Rafinesque on a trip from Philadelphia to Kentucky, 1818
Book 17th of notes
C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 1 Folder 3
District of Columbia
Rafinesque's descriptive specimen list of fish, shells, turtles, mammals, insects, plants, and fungi collected during a field trip in 1818. This item includes numerous detailed drawings of specimen collected, especially fish. Rafinesque often uses the abbreviation "NG," probably indicating what he thinks is a "new genus." Most of the text is in French, but identifications use the English common name and a taxonomic name, and some specimen entries are in English. Some illustrations of specimen include measurements. Also included are many hand drawn maps with location names and some topographical information. Although the original archival description suggests Rafinesque began the trip in Philadelphia, earlier entries in this notebook find him in New York, and perhaps farther north. Locations Rafinesque visited various locations in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New York, and the District of Columbia. Some locations in Pennsylvania include but are not limited to Gettysburg, Bedford, Chambersburg, and Todd. This book is also referred to as "Notes N. 17."
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