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Mill Neck -- Feathers

Former owner:
Wright, Charles  Search this
Frost, Isaac  Search this
Frost family  Search this
Underhill, John  Search this
Underhill family  Search this
Kennard, Ella  Search this
Murdock, Harvey  Search this
Murdock family  Search this
Ludlow, Alicia Gamble  Search this
O'Rourke family  Search this
Schwartz, Harvey L. and Cornelia D.  Search this
Clark, W. C.  Search this
Keith, Norman C. and Kathleen H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dillon, Helen  Search this
Thompson, Lisa  Search this
Sculptor:
Flood, Mary Emma  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Feathers (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of an article, photocopies of historical records, garden plans, and a title summary for the property.
General:
The formal walled garden at Feathers, created in 1996 by the current owner along with landscape designer Lisa Thompson, is a small part of the six and one-half acre property with the original circa 1730 house. The 31 by 23 foot formal garden is divided into four parterres edged in boxwood with walks made from old bricks to match a standing old brick wall. A pink rose standard grows in the center of each parterre, surrounded by low-growing ground covers and annual flowers such as pansies. The brick wall is covered in climbing hydrangea and clematis, and has three arched doorways that lead into the garden. A bronze sculpture of the owner's son as a child created by his grandmother, Mary Emma Flood (1900-1987), overlooks the garden from a niche in the brick wall.
The spring-fed property overlooks Beaver Lake, where there is a small house and rock and fern garden. There is another garden of perennial and ornamental grasses near the lake, and many mature trees. A brick room next to the main house that held a furnace in earlier days has New Dawn roses trellised on the roof.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Wright (former owner and builder of the original house, circa 1730-1741); Isaac Frost and members of the Frost family (former owners, circa 1741-1763); John Underhill and members of the Underhill family (former owners, 1763-1901); Ella Kennard (former owner, 1901); Harvey Murdock and members of the Murdock family (former owners, 1901-1927); Alicia Gamble Ludlow (former owner, 1927-1953); Innis, Helen S., and Blanche S. O'Rourke (former owners, 1953-1973); Harvey L. and Cornelia D. Schwartz (former owners, 1973-1983); David W.C. Clark (former owner, 1983-1987); Norman C. and Kathleen H. Keith (former owners, 1987-1994); Helen Dillon (landscape designer, 1995); Lisa Thompson (landscape designer, 1996); Robert Gahagan (architect of new addition, 1997); Mary Emma Flood (sculptor of bronze statue of child).
This property has been extensively researched for the transfers of title beginning in 1685, when a deed of sale was signed by individuals who were likely Matinecock Indians.
Related Materials:
Feathers related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 5 3.5 X 5 reference prints)
Collection 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.
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:
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY881
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26858
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Buddleja asiatica Lour.

Biogeographical Region:
36 - China Southeast  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Place:
Hong Kong, China, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
1853 to 1856
Common name:
Arinos
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Loganiaceae
Published Name:
Buddleja asiatica Lour.
Barcode:
03767931
USNM Number:
97320
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35c39aeb6-b21a-47d1-ada0-357377411d39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15214019

Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Place:
Texas, United States, North America
Common name:
plains blackfoot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Barcode:
01749065
USNM Number:
939600
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fedba1c8-ea59-4776-9f6d-d4a852630475
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12992688

Sidalcea oregana var. minor (M.E. Peck) C.L. Hitchc.

Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
Wright Expeditions to New Mexico 1849-52  Search this
Place:
from Western Texas to El Paso, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
May 1849 to Oct 1849
Common name:
Scarlet gilia
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Malvaceae
Published Name:
Sidalcea oregana var. minor (M.E. Peck) C.L. Hitchc.
Barcode:
01168028
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0234
USNM Number:
321569
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3381f1730-f8c0-4007-b788-d5dc54ec2612
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10836319
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Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
Wright Expeditions to New Mexico 1849-52  Search this
Place:
from Western Texas to El Paso, New Mexico, Texas / New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
May 1849 to Oct 1849
Common name:
plains blackfoot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Melampodium leucanthum var. leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Barcode:
01179536
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0349
USNM Number:
73664
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/317cc5269-470c-47a6-916f-70f64a403e0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10804961
Online Media:

Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.

Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Place:
Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Lobariaceae
Published Name:
Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.
Barcode:
01137848
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Cyanolichen Project
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3445aac9a-91de-4bd2-8127-6d74d2d1f347
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10184357

Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.

Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Place:
Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Lobariaceae
Published Name:
Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.
Barcode:
01137849
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Cyanolichen Project
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/356c63cb0-17b5-4a06-b2ae-7f359bbe32c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10184359

Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.

Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Place:
Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Lobariaceae
Published Name:
Sticta weigelii (Ach.) Vain.
Barcode:
01137850
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Cyanolichen Project
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3222dc6e3-3972-4189-acf1-23a2ae91d76f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10184362

Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Charles C. Parry  Search this
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Charles Wright  Search this
Arthur Carl Victor Schott  Search this
Place:
Valley of the Rio Grande, below Doñana, New Mexico., New Mexico, United States, North America
Common name:
plains blackfoot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Melampodium leucanthum var. leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray
Barcode:
00803413
USNM Number:
73694
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Edward Palmer Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38a4b3ed6-ff0a-46fb-b3e2-95497d62f686
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10173762
Online Media:

Mr. Charles Thomson

Attribution:
Joseph Wright, 16 Jul 1756 - c. 11 Oct 1793  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Thomson, 29 Nov 1729 - 16 Aug 1824  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1785
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory\Wig  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Charles Thomson: Male  Search this
Charles Thomson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Charles Thomson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Charles Thomson: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Charles Thomson: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Charles Thomson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Charles Thomson: Crafts and Trades\Culinary Arts\Distiller  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Tudor Place Foundation, Inc.
Object number:
DC900047
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm419eb59bd-d01e-4083-ac67-2b336840ae4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC900047

Charles Thomson

Artist:
Joseph Wright, 16 Jul 1756 - c. 11 Oct 1793  Search this
Other attribution:
Matthew Pratt, 23 Sep 1734 - 9 Jan 1805  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Thomson, 29 Nov 1729 - 16 Aug 1824  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
75.3cm x 64.8cm (29 5/8" x 25 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1782-1793
Topic:
Charles Thomson: Male  Search this
Charles Thomson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Charles Thomson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Charles Thomson: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Charles Thomson: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Charles Thomson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Charles Thomson: Crafts and Trades\Culinary Arts\Distiller  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Tudor Place Foundation, Inc.
Object number:
DC200023
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm446ee9538-eed9-4baa-97e5-454de6757ade
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC200023

Early Aviators, Signal Corps, ca. 1905

Artist:
H. Charles McBarron, 20th century  Search this
Possibly:
Orville Wright, 19 Aug 1871 - 30 Jan 1948  Search this
Wilbur Wright, 16 Apr 1867 - 30 May 1912  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions:
28cm x 35.5cm (11" x 14"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1967
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Vehicle\Airplane  Search this
Wilbur Wright: Male  Search this
Wilbur Wright: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Wilbur Wright: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Wilbur Wright: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Aircraft  Search this
Wilbur Wright: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Orville Wright: Male  Search this
Orville Wright: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Orville Wright: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Orville Wright: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Aircraft  Search this
Orville Wright: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Consultant  Search this
Orville Wright: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
293134/74713M
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fa4919df-4b02-437a-93d2-f65e2a6e8b4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_293134_74713M

Charles Wright

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Wright, 1800 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.7cm x 59.6cm (29 7/16" x 23 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1827-1837
Topic:
Charles Wright: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Old Barracks Museum
Object number:
57-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4806ae44d-4bfc-43e6-aac9-cba0cbc02287
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_57-2

Micranthes merkii (Fisch. ex Sternb.) Elven & D.F. Murray

Biogeographical Region:
31 - Russian Far East  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
North Pacific Exploring Expedition  Search this
Place:
Ochotsk Sea., Russian Federation, Europe
Collection Date:
1853 to 1856
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Saxifragales Saxifragaceae Heucheroideae
Published Name:
Micranthes merkii (Fisch. ex Sternb.) Elven & D.F. Murray
Saxifraga merckii Fisch. in Sternb.
Barcode:
01205873
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0718
USNM Number:
55127
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33e0943f8-bacc-40ce-99e5-4cffd5fd014e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11137455
Online Media:

Micranthes nudicaulis (D. Don) Gornall & H. Ohba

Biogeographical Region:
31 - Russian Far East  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
North Pacific Exploring Expedition  Search this
Place:
Ochotsk Sea., Russian Federation, Europe
Collection Date:
1853 to 1856
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Saxifragales Saxifragaceae Heucheroideae
Published Name:
Micranthes nudicaulis (D. Don) Gornall & H. Ohba
Saxifraga nudicaulis D. Don
Barcode:
01205874
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0718
USNM Number:
55128
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32fda71ae-7c97-4a46-9ab6-651a846832a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11137459
Online Media:

Micranthes punctata (L.) Losinsk.

Biogeographical Region:
31 - Russian Far East  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
North Pacific Exploring Expedition  Search this
Place:
Petropaulovski, kamtschatka, Russian Federation, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
1853 to 1856
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Saxifragales Saxifragaceae Heucheroideae
Published Name:
Micranthes punctata (L.) Losinsk.
Saxifraga punctata L.
Barcode:
01205875
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0718
USNM Number:
96681
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3323ea4b4-6c76-4d82-8175-2d751d197aa9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11137460
Online Media:

Micranthes stellaris (L.) Galasso et al.

Biogeographical Region:
31 - Russian Far East  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Expedition:
North Pacific Exploring Expedition  Search this
Place:
Ochotsk Sea., Russian Federation, Europe
Collection Date:
1853 to 1856
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Saxifragales Saxifragaceae Heucheroideae
Published Name:
Micranthes stellaris (L.) Galasso et al.
Saxifraga stellaris L.
Barcode:
01205877
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0718
USNM Number:
96680
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a2886a83-d2ae-4488-ad49-b0341ced7097
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11137463
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Byttneria scorpiura C. Wright ex Griseb.

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Charles Wright  Search this
Type Citation:
Grisebach, A. H. R. 1866. Cat. Pl. Cub. 29.
Type Status:
Isotype
Place:
Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Sterculiaceae
Published Name:
Byttneria scorpiura C. Wright ex Griseb.
Byttneria microphylla Jacq.
Barcode:
00385838
USNM Number:
13231
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Type Register
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/303019b8f-124e-4e32-a873-dccd440de9f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2094628

Patagonian

Associated Name:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Agate, A. T.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Rawdon  Search this
Hatch  Search this
Wright  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, C.  Search this
Maker:
Lea & Blanchard  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 33.6 cm x 25.5 cm; 13 1/4 in x 10 1/16 in
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1845
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0145.315
Accession number:
1999.0145
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Wilkes Blocks
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-23f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_600551

Sydney

Associated Name:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Agate, A. T.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Rawdon  Search this
Hatch  Search this
Wright  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, C.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 13 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 33.69996 cm
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1845
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0145.336
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Wilkes Blocks
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-464c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_600574

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