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Bar Harbor -- Reef Point

Former owner:
Jones, Mary Cadwalader  Search this
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Provenance:
Buckler, James R.  Search this
Architect:
Rotch and Tilden  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reef Point (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Landscape designer Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1959) spent her childhood summers at Reef Point on Mount Desert Island in Maine, a six-acre property with distinct garden rooms that featured native plants and panoramas of trees set against the ocean vista. According to landscape historian Judith Tankard the front of the half-timbered house supported flowering vines including clematis, jasmine, wisteria and hydrangea. A stone terrace facing the water had a rose garden complimented by gray foliage plants. In the acid soil banks of azaleas grew on slopes that led to the bay. There was an informal perennial garden sheltered by hemlocks, a vegetable garden, a small rock garden, a bog plantation, a large heather garden, and carpets of ground covers including bunchberry, ferns, trilliums, and ginger. Besides areas for seating and entertaining the grounds resembled an arboretum of spruce and Asian shrubs. Farrand inherited Reef Point after her mother's death and it became her permanent home in 1941.
Circa 1939 Farrand incorporated Reef Point Gardens as a botanical garden and reference library to be used by students of outdoor life and gardening. Her own professional papers and those of English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll were made available for study along with illustrations of European gardens that had influenced Farrand, thousands of books including English herbals, a herbarium of 1,800 plant species found at Reef Point, and the garden slides of garden architect Mary Rutherfurd Jay (1872 - 1953). The center was closed and the garden was dismantled by Farrand in 1955 due to lack of funds and a dearth of visitors to the area, which is near Acadia National Park. Farrand's and Jekyll's documents were sent to the University of California at Berkeley.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mary Cadwalader Rawle Jones (1850 - 1935) (former owner, 1882 until 1935); Beatrix (1872 - 1959) and Max (1869 - 1945) Farrand (former owners, 1941 - 1955); Arthur Rotch (1850 - 1894) & George Thomas Tilden (1845 - 1919) (architects, 1883); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Reef Point related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm slides; 2 glass lantern slide)
Additional materials also located in University of California, Berkeley.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME047
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8152

Reef Point

Architect:
Rotch and Tilden  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Former owner:
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Reef Point (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Maine -- Mount Desert Island
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Defining a garden by modern standards, one of the earliest was that of Mrs. Cadwalader Jones and her daughter Mrs. Max Farrand.
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:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Containers  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME047001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME047: Mount Desert -- Reef Point
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8364

The fathers of the Constitution a chronicle of the establishment of the Union by Max Farrand

Author:
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 246 pages front., pl., portraits 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1921
Confederation, 1783-1789
Topic:
Constitutional history  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E303 .F37 1921
E303.F37 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_283275

Max Farrand (1869-1945)

Subject:
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1931
Topic:
History  Search this
Political science  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0539]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290930

A journey to Ohio in 1810 : as recorded in the journal of Margaret Van Horn Dwight / edited with an introduction by Max Farrand ; introduction to the Bison Book edition by Jay Gitlin

Author:
Dwight, Margaret Van Horn 1790-1834  Search this
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Subject:
Dwight, Margaret Van Horn 1790-1834 Diaries  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 64 p. : map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Early works to 1800
Place:
United States
Atlantic States
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Date:
1991
1912
[1991]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E164.D96 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441882

Supplement to Max Farrand's The records of the Federal Convention of 1787 / James H. Hutson, editor ; with the assistance of Leonard Rapport

Author:
Hutson, James H  Search this
Rapport, Leonard 1913-  Search this
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
United States Constitutional Convention (1787)  Search this
Subject:
United States Constitution  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 473 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
1783-1789
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
JK141 1966 Suppl
JK141 1966 Suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338109

The significance of sections in American history, by Frederick Jackson Turner; with an introduction by Max Farrand

Author:
Turner, Frederick Jackson 1861-1932  Search this
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Craven, Avery 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 347 p. maps. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
1959, [c1932]
Topic:
Sectionalism (United States)  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E178 .T946 1959
E178.T946 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_375559

The records of the Federal Convention of 1787 / edited by Max Farrand

Author:
United States Constitutional Convention (1787)  Search this
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Matteson, David Maydole 1871-1949  Search this
Subject:
United States Constitution  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : facsims. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Call number:
JK141 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_103971

The framing of the Constitution of the United States, by Max Farrand

Author:
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Subject:
United States Constitutional Convention (1787)  Search this
United States Constitution  Search this
Physical description:
ix p., 3 l., 281 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1913
Call number:
KF4541 .F3X
KF4541.F3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24892

The records of the Federal Convention of 1787, edited by Max Farrand

Author:
United States Constitutional Convention (1787)  Search this
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Matteson, David Maydole 1871-1949  Search this
Subject:
United States Constitution  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. facsims. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Call number:
JK141 1966
JK1411966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24896

The framing of the Constitution of the United States

Author:
Farrand, Max 1869-1945  Search this
Subject:
United States Constitutional Convention (1787)  Search this
United States Constitution  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 2 l., 281 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1913
[1962, c1913]
Call number:
JK146 .F24 1962
JK146.F24 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90569

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