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Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796, 1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Jervis McEntee papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1894
General:
"Terrace and Lake" Copyright 1894, by J. S. Johnston, N. Y.
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. 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:
Urns  Search this
Containers  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Plazas  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
People  Search this
Relief  Search this
Hand-railing  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Costume  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147002
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5793

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
07/06/1903
General:
"The Mall" Central Park, NY. Copyright 1894 by J. S. Johnson. Looking north.
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. 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
Stairs  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hand-railing  Search this
Urns  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147003
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1894
General:
"The Terrace" Central Park, N. Y., copyright 1894 by J. S. Johnson, N. Y.
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. 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:
Rowboats  Search this
People  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Plazas  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Arcades (Architecture)  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Children  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147004
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5795

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
07/06/1903
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. 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:
Sailboats  Search this
Ponds  Search this
People  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Costume  Search this
Children  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147005
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5796

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1930
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. 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:
Urban parks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Lampposts  Search this
Boats  Search this
Boathouses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Women  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147006
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5797

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1930
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. 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:
Spring  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Trees  Search this
Boats  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147007
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5798

Central Park

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1930
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. 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:
Spring  Search this
Roads  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Sidewalks  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147013
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Central Park]: Gapstow Bridge, over the neck of the Pond.

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
[between 1900 and 1910]
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. 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:
Bridges -- stone  Search this
People  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147014
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5804

[Central Park]: an unidentified location in the park, with the dome of Temple Beth-El barely visible above the treetops.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
[between 1900 and 1910]
General:
Built in 1891 and demolished in the 1940s, Temple Beth-El stood at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 76th Street.
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. 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:
Spring  Search this
Fields  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Trees  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147017
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Central Park: The Terrace.

Photographer:
Johnston, J.S.  Search this
Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1894
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. 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:
Spring  Search this
Stairs  Search this
People  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Treillage  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Arches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147021
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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Central Park: The Mall, looking north.

Photographer:
Johnston, J.S.  Search this
Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1894
General:
"The Mall" Central Park, N. Y., Copyright 1894 by J. S. Johnston.
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. 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:
Spring  Search this
People  Search this
Sculptures  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Allées  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item NY147022
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5807

Central Park

Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  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 Slide (glass lantern, black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- New York
New York (State) -- New York City
Date:
1930
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:
Winter  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Cascades  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NY147001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10671

Daniel Coit Gilman letter

Creator:
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908  Search this
Names:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1863 Nov. 19
Scope and Contents:
Letter to Calvert Vaux, a British-born architect, concerning Vaux's "Terrace," (1858-1871) the architectural term for the Mall in Washington, D.C. which Vaux helped design.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator; Baltimore, Md. First president of Johns Hopkins University.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Architects  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gilmdani
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilmdani

New York -- Central Park

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  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 00502, Central 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. 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File NY147
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4195

Summit -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum, "The Clearing"

Former owner:
Wisner, John  Search this
Wisner, Isabelle  Search this
Reeves, Richard E.  Search this
Reeves, Susie Graham  Search this
Reed, Charles L., Jr  Search this
Reed, Ann Reeves  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Pilat, Carl F.  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
The Summit Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Garden designer:
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
Varying Form:
The Clearing, formerly known as.
General:
During the Revolutionary era, the area was part of a farm. An estate, once known as The Clearing, was created on the site in 1889 by John Hornor Wisner. He built the present Colonial revival residence, which now serves as the administrative and educational center for the Arboretum. Mr. Wisner plotted the original gardens and Mrs. Wisner planted the first daffodils. Each April the daffodil display, enlarged from earlier times, is a major Arboretum attraction. In 1916, the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reeves, hired a New York landscape architect to develop an overall design for the property. Mrs. Reeves was also a member of the Summit Garden Club. The Reeves family increased the daffodil plantings and, around 1925, started the rose garden. The Charles L. Reed family became the last private owners in the 1960s, adding the herb garden and creating the woodland trails.
The property became a public institution, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in 1974, when Summit citizens acted to protect the 12.5 acres of woodlands, glacial contours and dells, rolling lawns, and inspired gardens from encroaching development.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Isabelle Wisner (former owners, 1888-1918); Richard E. Reeves and Susie Graham Reeves (former owners, 1918-1968); Charles L. Reeves, Jr. and Ann Reeves Reed (former owners, 1968-1974); Calvert Vaux (landscape architect); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); Carl F. Pilat (landscape architect, 1925); Babb, Cook & Willard (New York City, architect); Wodell & Cottrell (garden designers).
Related Materials:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum related holdings consist of 5 folders (9 lantern slides, 2 4x5 negatives, 1 8x10 photographic prints, 2 35 mm slides (duplicates))
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-2006.
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 Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ052
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1210

The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system / Francis R. Kowsky

Title:
Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system
Author:
Kowsky, Francis R. 1943-  Search this
Library of American Landscape History  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert 1824-1895  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Buffalo
Date:
2013
19th century
Topic:
Parks--History  Search this
Parks--Design and construction--History  Search this
City planning--History  Search this
Landscape design--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011732

Central Park

Creator:
Bob Sacha  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
10/01/1969
General:
Vanderbilt gates c 1894; 44 feet high. Taken from entrance to Vanderbilt mansion at 58th and 5th; demolished 1928. Conservator, Edmand Wilkkemp restored these and is shown here.
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:
Winter  Search this
People  Search this
Gates -- Iron  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY147025
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28327

Central Park

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
10/01/1983
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:
Winter  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY147026
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28328

Central Park

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1873
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:
Winter  Search this
Flagpoles  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY147027
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY147: New York -- Central Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28329

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