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Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
North Carolina -- Asheville
Date:
1930
General note:
"Biltmore" is a combination of "Bildt", name of Dutch Village where family originated and the old English "more" meaning "rolling hills."
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11201

Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
North Carolina -- Asheville
Date:
05/08/1906
General note:
"Biltmore" is a combination of "Bildt", name of Dutch Village where family originated and the old English "more" meaning "rolling hills." No 35 mm slide.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Roads  Search this
Arches  Search this
Piers  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Gates  Search this
Vines  Search this
Spring  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001002
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11204
Online Media:

Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
North Carolina -- Asheville
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Date:
06/25/1906
General note:
"Biltmore" is a combination of "Bildt", name of Dutch Village where family originated and the old English "more" meaning "rolling hills." No 35 mm slide.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Ivy  Search this
Vines  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Spring  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001003
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11207

Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
North Carolina -- Asheville
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Date:
10/11/1906
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden lighting  Search this
Hitching posts  Search this
Porches  Search this
Houses  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Columns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001004
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11210

J. Horace McFarland Company collection

Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Names:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Mount Pleasant Press  Search this
Walsh, James  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg
Breeze Hill (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1899-1974
Summary:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.
Scope and Contents note:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 2,700 black and white mounted photographs, 448 glass lantern slides, and 41 glass plate negatives of gardens throughout the United States dating from 1899 to 1963. A small number of images show gardens in Austria, Canada, England, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. Many of the images, which were generated and used by the J. Horace McFarland Company to illustrate trade catalogs and journal and newspaper articles, indicate the publication(s) in which they appeared. A series of portraits of rosarians, many of them featured in Modern Roses 6, rounds out the image collection. The McFarland Collection also includes color records, plants patents, and miscellaneous publications. Color records are plant 'portraits' that were painted by McFarland Company staff artists in watercolor. They were referenced by the printing department in order to render illustrations of plants in colors as close to the originals as possible. The plant patents are patents for plants issued by the United States Patent Office. They include the plant name, source, filing and patent dates, patent number, and growth characteristics. Most are accompanied by a colored image of the plant identified in the patent. The miscellaneous publications are various pamphlets and booklets published by the J. Horace McFarland Company.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

1) Garden images (including mounted photographs, glass plate negatives, and glass lantern slides)

2) Portraits of Rosarians

3) Color Records

4) Plant Patents

5) Miscellaneous Publications
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948) was an influential civic leader, author, publisher, horticulturist, and authority on roses. His printing company, Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), was based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It published many of the seed and nursery trade catalogs in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the first to apply color processes to commercial print applications. J. Horace McFarland Company staffers photographed thousands of different gardens and plant specimens throughout the United States. These images were used to illustrate numerous nursery and seed catalogs, journals and books. Among its many services, the firm sold various themed lectures illustrated by sets of hand-colored glass lantern slides.

McFarland wrote over 200 articles in popular journals as well as a dozen books on roses and gardening. He served as the first president of the American Civic Association from 1904-1924 and led several local and national campaigns to protect communities and scenic areas from urban blight and overdevelopment including the city of Harrisburg and Niagara Falls. McFarland, who served as the president of the American Rose Society (1930-1932) and helped establish a standardized rose identification and registration method, used the gardens on his own 2.5 acre property in Harrisburg, "Breeze Hill," to test hundreds of varieties of roses and plant cultivars. "Breeze Hill" was used as the backdrop for many photographs taken by McFarland's firm.
Related Materials:
The Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Company Records (Manuscript Group 453) and the J. Horace McFarland Papers (Manuscript Group 85).

The Historical Society of Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Collection (MG 229).
Separated Materials note:
The Smithsonian Institution's Botany and Horticulture Library includes seed and nursery trade catalogs, books, and published materials from the J. Horace McFarland Company.

The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland has various photographic images, nursery catalogs, publications and miscellaneous records from the J. Horace McFarland Company in its J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by James W. Walsh, who purchased the J. Horace McFarland Company from its founder's heirs. (The business was later renamed the Roebuck Printing Company.)
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.
Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Horticulturists  Search this
Printers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardening -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Seeds -- Catalogs  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs  Search this
Rose breeders -- United States  Search this
Printers -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-mcf
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Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
North Carolina -- Asheville
Date:
04/04/1908
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001005
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11212
Online Media:

Biltmore Estate

Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Creator:
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
North Carolina -- Asheville
Date:
05/31/1906
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Arbors  Search this
Spring  Search this
Benches  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Honeysuckles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NC001006
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina / NC001: Asheville -- Biltmore Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11214

Radnor -- Montrose

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Paul And Ford  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc., Nurseryman  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1925-1943
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General note:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA048
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14368

Jacksonville -- Mrs. W. W. Cummer Garden

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Cummer, W. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07077, Mrs. A. G. Cummer.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File FL058
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8096

Jacksonville -- Mrs. W. E. Cummer Garden

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Creator:
Cummer, W. E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06165, W. E. Cummer.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File FL059
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8117

Hartford -- Bushnell Park

Creator:
Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876 (developer)  Search this
Connecticut State Capitol  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weidenmann, Jacob  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Connecticut -- Hartford
Bushnell Park (Hartford, Conn.)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes a catalog sheet.
General note:
The two images consist of views of the park and the State Capitol. The Park, approved in 1854, became the country's first planned park financed with public money. The idea was developed through the efforts of Reverend Horace Bushnell. The park, however, was not built until six years later. Bushnell's neighbor and friend, Frederick Law Olmsted, was busy with Central Park in New York, but suggested Jacob Weidenmann as the landscape architect. Weidenmann's 1861 plan focused on informal gardens and walks using plant groupings to screen city buildings and industry. Architectural features, such as the Civil War Memorial Arch (1886), the Capitol (1876), Corning Fountain (1899), the Carousel (1974) and the Performance Pavilion (1995) were added. In the 1940's the Park River was buried and its bridges were demolished. A major transformation in the park occurred at this time when the firm of Olmsted and Olmsted of Brookline, Massachusettes was retained to assist the city in redesigning the Park.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Jacob Weidenmann (landscape architect, 1861); The Olmsted Firm (landscape architects); and Rev. Horace Bushnell (developer).
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00801, Bushnell Park.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File CT063
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref7642

Hartford -- Seavern Garden

Creator:
Olmsted Brothers, landscape architect firm  Search this
Former owner:
Seaverns, Charles F. T.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Seaverns Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
Date:
1928-1931
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes a catalog sheet.
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles F.T. Seaverns graduated from Colby College in 1906 and later became a trustee and benefactor, giving his name to the football field. Seaverns was involved with the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, ca. 1930-1956, which was founded by his mother-in-law, Dotha Bushnell Hillyer in honor of her father, the Reverend Horace Bushnell.
General note:
Seaverns Garden, owned by Charles Frederick Taft Seaverns, was laid out in serpentine beds of rock gardens with flowers, shrubs, and trees, including cypress, bordering swaths of lawn. Records in the Library of Congress indicate Seaverns was a client of the landscape architects, Olmsted Associates, in 1917 -1920.
Significant features of this garden are the serpentine-shaped perennial beds and the interconnected walkways dotted with conifers and ornamental shrubs planted along an expansive lawn. Thickly planted borders connect neighboring houses. Stone steps and a rock garden indicate a rolling terrain. In stark contrast, a clipped hedge and stone walkway runs along the perimeter of the property.
In 1958 Hartford College for Women (HCW) purchased the Seaverns estate on Asylum Avenue. The University of Hartford has owned the 13-acre Asylum Avenue campus since 1991, when HCW became part of the University.
Holdings:
Seavern Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 photoprints)
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06568, Seavern Garden.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File CT078
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref7727

Great River -- Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Haight, Charles Coolidge  Search this
Creator:
Bayard, William  Search this
Westbrook  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 01047, Bayard Cutting Arboretum.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File NY163
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10390

Asheville -- Biltmore Estate

Creator:
Vanderbilt, George W.  Search this
Schenck, Carl A.  Search this
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00170, George W. Vanderbilt.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File NC001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / North Carolina
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Archives of American Gardens
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Boston -- The Riverway

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Riverway (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900-1930
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include worksheets, maps, photocopies of articles and book excerpts, and additional information.
General note:
The Riverway is one of the sections of "The Parkway," Frederick Law Olmsted's grand design for a continuous green corridor (also known as the Emerald Necklace) running from the Charles River to Franklin Park. Following the course of the Muddy River from the Back Bay Fens, The Riverway was given its designation by a Boston Metropolitan Park Commissioners' 1887 vote as the area running from the Fens to upper Huntington Avenue and Leverett Pond. Construction of paths and bridges, grading, and planting of the section were substantially completed by 1895. The bulk of the images in this series were taken by Thomas W. Sears in 1907 and document both the Boston and Brookline sides of the river. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy spearheads contemporary efforts to preserve and restore The Riverway and other sections of "The Parkway" system.
Persons associated with the site include Frederick Law Olmsted (landscape architect, ca. 1880-1895).
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00930, The Riverway.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File MA132
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8957

[Franklin Park]: feeding ducks on Scarboro Pond.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Franklin Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900 Jun.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Children  Search this
Trees  Search this
Women  Search this
Ducks  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Fences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA047001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA047: Boston -- Franklin Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8816

[Franklin Park]: the lawn tennis courts in Ellicott Dale.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Franklin Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900 Jun.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Lawns  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Trees  Search this
Men  Search this
Tennis courts  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA047002
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA047: Boston -- Franklin Park
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8818

[Franklin Park]: the lawn tennis courts in Ellicott Dale.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Franklin Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900 Jun.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Urban parks  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Tennis courts  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA047003
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA047: Boston -- Franklin Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8820

[Franklin Park]: feeding ducks on Scarboro Pond.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Franklin Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900 Jun.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Women  Search this
Trees  Search this
Children  Search this
Ducks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA047005
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA047: Boston -- Franklin Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8822

[Franklin Park]: Scarboro Pond.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
Franklin Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
1900 Jun.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Trees  Search this
Hills  Search this
Roads  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA047006
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA047: Boston -- Franklin Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8824

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