1.67 Linear feet (photographs, film negatives, slides, notebooks, land surveys, notes, prints, maps, publications, articles, clippings, drawings.)
Dholpur (India : District)
Scope and Contents:
Lotus Garden, Photos from 1978, Documentation 1985 [Original title of box] Contains material specific to different locations/parts of the Lotus Garden palace; for example, main terrace, round well, or aqueduct.
This collection includes research documentation, photographs, slides, drawings, and diaries related to Ms. Moynihan's Moghul garden surveys, and the excavation of the Lotus Garden in Dholpur, India.
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection, Series 1: Gardens; Sub-series 1.1: Lotus Garden
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. She served on the Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission on Education and Culture for many years. While living in India, Ms. Moynihan authored a survey of surviving Moghul gardens, which was published in 1979 as "Paradise as a Garden in Persia and Moghul India." She also did research on Babur, the founder of the Moghul dynasty. In the process, she located and documented four previously unknown 16th century gardens built by Babur.
FSA A2013.06 01.01
Collection is open for research.
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