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Far Hills -- Buttonbrook

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Voorhees, Edward LeRoy, b. 1895  Search this
Voorhees, Ruth S., d. 1998  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buttonbrook (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, correspondence, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
This site included a number of different garden settings and featured extensive plantings of wild flowers and native plants as well as a pond. Nelva M. Weber appears to have been responsible for the design of a decorative brick walk, patio, and borders along one side of the house. She may have also designed a picket fence-enclosed garden featuring a brick walkway, small pool, and boxwood. A rustic garden shed hosted a wisteria vine at one end of an extensive vegetable garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Edward LeRoy and Ruth S. Voorhees (former owners, before 1998) and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Buttonbrook related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 69 safety film negatives; 5 contact prints; 1 photographic print)
See others in:
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:
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 -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ108
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-ref800

[Buttonbrook]: brick walk and borders along house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Buttonbrook (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1960 and 1967]
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 -- Far Hills  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Houses  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Daisies  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Zinnia  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Herbs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ108101
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ108: Far Hills -- Buttonbrook
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref801

Far Hills -- Buttonbrook

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Voorhees, Edward LeRoy, b. 1895  Search this
Voorhees, Ruth S., d. 1998  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buttonbrook (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, correspondence, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
This site included a number of different garden settings and featured extensive plantings of wild flowers and native plants as well as a pond. Nelva M. Weber appears to have been responsible for the design of a decorative brick walk, patio, and borders along one side of the house. She may have also designed a picket fence-enclosed garden featuring a brick walkway, small pool, and boxwood. A rustic garden shed hosted a wisteria vine at one end of an extensive vegetable garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Edward LeRoy and Ruth S. Voorhees (former owners, before 1998) and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Buttonbrook related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 69 safety film negatives; 5 contact prints; 1 photographic print)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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 -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ108
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20082

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