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Somerville -- Four Oaks Farm

Former owner:
Eccles, Mary Hyde, Viscountess, 1912-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gardener:
Knapp, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, a photocopy of a book section about the garden, and other information.
General:
Four Oaks Farm was the home of noted bibliophile Mary Morley Crapo Hyde, Viscountess Eccles. Gardener George Knapp was responsible for much of the five-acre site's design, although Nelva M. Weber and Alfred Geiffert also contributed their expertise. Surrounding an 18th-century farmhouse with an added Greek Revival portico, the garden was started in 1946. Existing brick and cobblestone terraces provided a basis for the overall design, which involved the development of individual garden areas adjacent to the terraces, among other features. Water was highlighted in several locations, including a small pool overlooked by a statue of Shakespeare, a pond made by damming an old creek, and another creek whose banks were planted with Japanese iris, hemlock, and other shrubs. Individual garden areas included a walled garden, a crabapple garden, a vegetable and cutting garden, and the Bear Garden, named for a bear fountain set against the brick wall of this space. Shade trees and views of surrounding sheep and cow pastures and the Raritan River enhanced the rural setting of the site.
Related Materials:
Four Oaks Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 slides (photographs))
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ217
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69669b2b8-00ef-421a-82d8-2a72271c2844
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1196

Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946

Creator:
Artists for Victory, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Brinckerhoff, A. F. (Arthur F)  Search this
Chapin, Cornelia  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Crisp, Arthur  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Hogner, Nils  Search this
Juta, Jan  Search this
Leboit, Joseph  Search this
Levi, Julian Clarence  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Steese, Edward  Search this
Todd, Bianca  Search this
Walker, Ralph Thomas  Search this
Citation:
Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8429
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210603
AAA_collcode_artifor
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210603

Haverford -- Allgates

Former owner:
Lloyd, Horatio Gates  Search this
Lloyd, Horatio Gates, Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace W.  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Sculptor:
Zimmerman, Marie  Search this
Frishmuth, Harriet W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Allgates (Haverford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of articles, and Bulletin of the Garden Club of America, 1936.
General:
The estate began with an original purchase of twenty-five acres in 1910. The Lloyd's increased the size to seventy-five. Boxwood hedges surrounded the terrace edges. In 1929, there was a green garden; the perennial garden; a blue garden; rose garden; rock garden; and an iris garden. The design of the iris garden was a large bowl made by a succession of circular terraces. A housing development was later built on the property which destroyed the gardens.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Mary Helen Wingate Lloyd (former owner, 1987); Wilson Eyre (architect, 1910); Horace W. Sellers (architect); Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Gates Lloyd (planting design); Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (landscape architect for quarry garden)
Related Materials:
Allgates related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 glass lantern slides and 15 35 mm. slides)
Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA061
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6255ddede-54b7-47f5-8d46-e4c9a56bdba0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16603

Somerville -- Four Oaks Farm

Former owner:
Eccles, Mary Hyde, Viscountess, 1912-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gardener:
Knapp, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, a photocopy of a book section about the garden, and other information.
General:
Four Oaks Farm was the home of noted bibliophile Mary Morley Crapo Hyde, Viscountess Eccles. Gardener George Knapp was responsible for much of the five-acre site's design, although Nelva M. Weber and Alfred Geiffert also contributed their expertise. Surrounding an 18th-century farmhouse with an added Greek Revival portico, the garden was started in 1946. Existing brick and cobblestone terraces provided a basis for the overall design, which involved the development of individual garden areas adjacent to the terraces, among other features. Water was highlighted in several locations, including a small pool overlooked by a statue of Shakespeare, a pond made by damming an old creek, and another creek whose banks were planted with Japanese iris, hemlock, and other shrubs. Individual garden areas included a walled garden, a crabapple garden, a vegetable and cutting garden, and the Bear Garden, named for a bear fountain set against the brick wall of this space. Shade trees and views of surrounding sheep and cow pastures and the Raritan River enhanced the rural setting of the site.
Related Materials:
Four Oaks Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 slides (photographs))
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ217
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a8433d62-7b36-4487-922b-2646bf105d3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20229

Islip -- The Admiralty

Landscape architect:
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Vitale, Ferrucio, 1875-1933  Search this
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Schulz, Hermann Fred  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Former owner:
Thorne, Landon K.  Search this
Thorne, Julia Stimpson  Search this
Architect:
Dominick, William F.  Search this
Provenance:
South Side Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Admiralty (Bay Shore, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Islip -- Bay Shore
Scope and Contents:
The Admiralty holdings consist of 2 files with 20 35 mm. slides (photographs), work sheets, copies of contemporary (ca. 2007) aerial photos of the property, correspondence, and other information.
Former Title:
[Thorneham]
General:
The estate is composed of a series of gardens over 99 acres, ranging from a woodland setting with ponds to formal gardens and marshlands. It incorporates a series of ponds and waterfalls, lawns, and both walled and terraced gardens. There is also a Japanese garden. The original design of the estate, known as Thorneham, was planned by Vitale and Geiffert ca. 1925. Umberto Innocenti of Innocenti & Webel completed the plantings ca. 1930. After the death of Julia Stimpson Thorne in 1974, the estate was turned into a residential community of 159 town homes and one free-standing home from the original estate. The central "core" gardens and landscaping were retained and are extant as of 2007.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Landon K. Thorne and Julia Stimpson Thorne (former owners, 1924-1974); the Jerry Kramer Company (former owner, 1976); the Homeowners Association at The Admiralty (owners, 1977-present); William F. Dominick (architect, 1926); Ferruccio Vitale (landscape architect, 1926-1932); Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (landscape architect, 1926-1932); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect, 1933-?); and Hermann F. Schulz (landscape architect, 2006).
Related Materials:
Images are also located in the Samuel H. Gottscho Collection, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University; and in the Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University School of Design. Four images from the latter collection are included in the Library of Congress's online American Memory Collection.
See others in:
Archives of American Gardens Collection, 1992-[ongoing]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Bay Shore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY872
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f6aa943f-0e6d-45f1-ad9a-337c09996772
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26813

Artists for Victory, Inc. records

Creator:
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Brinckerhoff, A. F. (Arthur F)  Search this
Chapin, Cornelia, 1893-1972  Search this
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Crisp, Arthur, 1881-1974  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Hogner, Nils, 1893-1969  Search this
Juta, Jan  Search this
Leboit, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Levi, Julian Clarence, b. 1874  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, 1886-1965  Search this
Steese, Edward, 1902-  Search this
Todd, Bianca, b. 1889  Search this
Walker, Ralph Thomas, 1889-1973  Search this
Extent:
600 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1946
Scope and Contents:
Minutes of board meetings, correspondence, committee papers, financial records, etc. Correspondents include John Taylor Arms, Gifford Beal, A. F. Brinckerhoff, Cornelia Chapin, Allyn Cox, Arthur Crisp, Alfred Geiffert, Jr., Hugo Gellert, Nils Hogner, Jan Juta, Joseph Leboit, Julian Clarence Levi, Paul Manship, Hobart Nichols, Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, Edward Steese, Bianca Todd, and Ralph T. Walker.
Biographical / Historical:
Based in New York, N.Y., 1942-1946. This organization was formed by artists who desired to assist in the war effort by using their artistic abilities. Activities included a war poster competition, British-American goodwill exhibition, sponsoring portrait drawings, demonstrations of arts and crafts, and instruction in military hospitals. Officers include Paul Manship, John Taylor Arms, Arthur Crisp, Ralph T. Walker, Hobart Nichols, Hugo Gellert.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 by Helen Treadwell.
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:
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.artifor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f28a8a9-b85c-4634-ae22-ec82ae74e68e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artifor

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