0.42 Linear feet (photographs, film negatives, slides, notebooks, land surveys, notes, prints, maps, publications, articles, clippings, drawings.)
Scope and Contents:
Original Title: "Mehtab Bagh. Includes Material on Project, to excavate and document. Report was The Moonlight Garden." "Articles – Gardens. Ideas on B's Gardens (Panipat), Pinjor under Misc."
It is situated north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains. The garden complex, square in shape, measures about 300 by 300 metres (and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank. [Wikipedia]
This box includes information about her project to document the site and remains of the Moonlight Garden (Mehtab Bagh) after it had been discovered in the 1990s.
This collection includes research documentation, photographs, slides, drawings, and diaries related to Ms. Moynihan's Moghul garden surveys, and the Mehtab Bagh Garden in India.
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection, Series 1: Gardens; Sub-series 1.3: Mehtab Bagh 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 01.03
Collection is open for research.
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