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Bensalem Township -- Andalusia

Former owner:
Craig, John  Search this
Biddle, Nicholas, Mrs., 1786-1844  Search this
Biddle, Charles J. (Charles John), 1819-1873  Search this
Architect:
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Andalusia (Andalusia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Bensalem Township -- Andalusia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; brief descriptions; and web pages from www.philadelphiabuildings.org.
General:
Andalusia is a National Historic Landmark. The main portion of Andalusia was built in 1794-1795 by John Craig as a summer residence for his wife and daughter. The latter became Mrs. Nicholas Biddle. In 1833, the "Big House" was built with Grecian porticoes--the porticoes being an exact copy of the Greek temple of Neptune at Paestum in Italy. The garden was famous for its grapes grown in forcing houses designed by Thomas U. Walter. The Biddle family harvested grapes from the hothouses until the 1870's. The estate also became known as an experimental farm. The first Guernsey cattle were brought to Andalusia. A 20th century feature of the grounds is the Green Walk with ornamental dwarf evergreens. According to the "List of Gardens of the Members of the Garden Club of America," 1921, Andalusia was typed as an old-fashioned walled garden with specialties being wisteria and white hawthorn trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Craig (former owner, 1794-1811); Mrs. Nicholas Biddle (Jane Craig) (former owner, 1814); Charles J. Biddle (former owner); Benjamin Latrobe (architect, 1800); and Thomas U. Walter (architect of Greek Revival additions and Gothic "ruin," 1811).
Related Materials:
Andalusia related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern slides and 4 35 mm. slides)
Architectural plans located at John M. Dickey Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Registered by HABS (Historic American Building Survey): PA-1248-B.
Additional images located at Mellor, Meigs & Howe Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Andalusia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA007
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16439

Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989

Creator:
McCoy, Esther, 1904-1989  Search this
Subject:
Rand, Marvin  Search this
Grotz, Dorothy  Search this
Gill, Irving  Search this
Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy)  Search this
Barragán, Luis  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore  Search this
Bradbury, Ray  Search this
Hollein, Hans  Search this
Ain, Gregory  Search this
Ellwood, Craig  Search this
Davidson, Julius Ralph  Search this
Watanabe, Makoto  Search this
Maybeck, Bernard R.  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph  Search this
Worlidge, T. (Thomas)  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.)  Search this
Shulman, Julius  Search this
Soriano, Rafael  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan  Search this
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Drawings
Memoirs
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Mexico  Search this
Architects -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Domestic -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe  Search this
Architects -- California  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5502
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210977
AAA_collcode_mccoesth
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210977
Online Media:

Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994, bulk 1960-1994

Creator:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Subject:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Vanderbilt University  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6604
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215913
AAA_collcode_brumthom
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215913
Online Media:

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)

Collection Author:
Society for the History of Technology  Search this
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 113C (Subgroup I), Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992 - 1993
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Subgroup II: Technology and Culture Records

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1988

Files are restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the correspondence. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.

Series 4: Editorial Review of Articles, 1960-1993

Files are restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the review. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.

Series 9: Published Files, 1982-1994

Files are restricted for thirty years from the date of the last correspondence in the individual folder. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Society for the History of Technology Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Society for the History of Technology Records
Society for the History of Technology Records / Subgroup I: General Records / Series 10: Officers Files / 10.10g: Ruth Schwartz Cowan Files (Vice President and President)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0400-ref2202

Natchez -- Monmouth

Former owner:
Evans, Lewis  Search this
Evans, Sarah  Search this
Thompson, Jonathan  Search this
Hankinson, John  Search this
Smith, Calvin  Search this
Duncan, Rosalie Quitman  Search this
Lovell, Alice Quitman  Search this
Lovell, Eva C.  Search this
Perry, W. W.  Search this
Perry, Lottie  Search this
Barnum, Annie G. Gwin  Search this
Gwin, Lucien C.  Search this
Gwin, Lawrence P.  Search this
Former:
Vaughan, Anne Gwin  Search this
Consultant:
Miller, Ron  Search this
Miller, Mary Warren  Search this
Hilliard, Elbert  Search this
Contractor:
Smith, Danny  Search this
Landscape architect:
Garbo, William  Search this
Graham, Bryan  Search this
Horticulturist:
Cotton, Harvey  Search this
Gardener:
Stewart, Larry  Search this
Provenance:
Pilgrimage Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Monmouth (Natchez, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- Natchez
General:
"Monmouth is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated an Historic Landmark. The well-kept gardens have great appeal, and many visitors spend time here throughout the year. Native plants abound and enhance selected cultivated plant material. A special rose garden sets the theme for excellence in plant choices. The pear orchard revived and replanted from traditional earlier production of this and other fruits by John Quitman is also noteworthy."
"Highlighting the property is a small lake with a picturesque bridge. The bridge crossing leads to a gravel pathway directly in line with an approach to either an early cemetery where one of the first owners is buried, or a well marked nature trail into the natural forest part of Monmouth's property. The garden plan evolved into a beautiful year-round setting.
Persons associated with the property include: Lewis and Sarah Evans (former owner February 22, 1814 to December 21, 1817); Jonathan Thompson (former owner from December 21, 1817 to January 11, 1825); John Hankinson (former owner from January 11, 1825 to March 11, 1826); Calvin Smith (former owner from march 11, 1826 to 1858); Rosalie Quitman Duncan (former owner from 1858 to 1914); Alice Quitman Lovell (former owner 1914 to Jan 1, 1919); Eva C. Lovell (former owner from 1914 to January 1, 1919); W. W. Perry (former owner from Jan 1, 1919 to June 15, 1922); Lottie Perry (former owner from June 15, 1922 to ?).
Persons associated with the property include: Annie G. Gwin Barnum (former owner from ?); Anne Gwin Vaughan (former owner from ?); Lucien C. and Lawrence P. Gwin (former owner from ?); Ron and Mimi Miller (Historic Natchez Advisors in 1982); Ms. Elbert Hilliard (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, consultant in 1982); Danny Smith (Builder/Contractor); Bill Garbo (landscape architect); Bryan Graham (landscape architect); Harvey Cotton (horticulturist and manager); Larry Stewart (gardener and nature trail planner); Malcolm Robson (wood grainer, England).
Related Materials:
Monmouth related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Mississippi -- Natchez  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9167

Nantucket -- Hadwen House-Satler Memorial

Landscape architect:
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Caretaker:
The Nantucket Garden Club  Search this
Provenance:
The Nantucket Garden Club  Search this
Owners:
Nantucket Historical Association  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hadwen House-Satler Memorial (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket County -- Nantucket
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plan, copies of articles, Historic American Buildings Survey, postcards, copy of The Garden Club of American Bulletin (winter 1982), and Properties of the Nantucket Historical Association (2003).
Former Title:
The Satler Memorial.

William Hadwen House.

William Hadwen House-The Satler Memorial.
General:
The Nantucket Garden Club began caretaking the garden in 1975. The Club hired Rudy Favretti to consult on a period garden for the property. They created a two-elevation garden with consideration of the "period" and era of similar Nantucket homes and gardens.
Persons associated with the property include: William Hadwen family (1844-1864); Joseph S. Barney (former owner, 1864-?); Charles E. Satler (former owner, 1923-1944); Maria B. Satler, widow of Charles (former owner, 1944-1962); Jean S. Williams, daughter of Satler's (former owner 1962-1963); Nantucket Historical Association (owners, 1963-present); Frederick Brown Coleman (planner/builder, 1844); Rudy J. Favretti (landscape architect, 1978-1979); and Cynthia Ruffner (landscape gardener).
Related Materials:
Hadwen House-Satler Memorial related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA347
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17639

Atlanta -- Swan House

Former owner:
Inman, Edward H.  Search this
Inman, Edward H., Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Shutze, Philip T.  Search this
Photographer:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tunnell, Spencer, II  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Swan House (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
"The Tullie Smith House is located on the same grounds. See also the Tullie Smith House, Atlanta, Georgia."

Materials relating to the public gardens located in Altanta, Georgia. The folder includes slide list, brochures, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, and a description and worksheet completed by a GCA researcher. The gardens are noted for its walled boxwood garden that terminates in twin pairs of fantastic Ionic columns supporting broken pediments. The gardens are owned by the Altanta Historical Society.
General:
"The boxwood garden is located to the south of the house, acting as a cross axis and transition between the facades at the front and rear of the house. There is a dual stylistic nature of Italian themes and filtered through English experience."
"There is a fountain at the center of the cross axis of paths. Urns flank the garden's side entrances, and were decorated with pieces of lava to give it the look of Italian ruins. There are parterres, defined by clay roof tiles, and planted with perennials. The garden paths were made of a buff colored gravel, and the stucco was tinted to make the house appear aged. The gardens were restored to the 1928 design in 1997."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Inman (former owner, 1928 to 1965); Philip T. Shutze (architect, designer, 1928); Eleanor Weller (photographer); Spencer Tunnell, II (landscape architect, 1997).
Related Materials:
Swan House related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA066
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23103

Augusta -- Azalea Cottage

Former owner:
Herbert, Isaac  Search this
Creator:
Thurmond, George  Search this
Provenance:
Bush, William G. Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Azalea Cottage (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
General:
Built in 1813 on the grounds of the current Episcopal Day School, Walton Way, It was moved to "Rockbrook" on Berchman Road. Gift of Mrs. William G. Bush. No 35 mm slide.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Issac Herbert (builder, 1813); McLaughlin (former owner); Battey (former owner); Connelly (former owner); Thoms (former owner); and Mrs. Louise Broyles Barrett (former owner, 1930s).
Related Materials:
Azalea Cottage related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides)
Listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey, GA-272.
Slide in Hubert B. Owens Collection, box 40; Owens Library, G14 Caldwell Hall, College of Environment & Design, The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602
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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA023
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23143

Augusta -- Chafee House

Former owner:
Carnes, Peter  Search this
Howard, Hannah  Search this
Howard, Louisa  Search this
Thomas, Emeline Howard  Search this
Thomas, Maisie  Search this
Chafee, Harry  Search this
Provenance:
Bush, William G. Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chafee House (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
Former Title:
The Sand Hills
General:
The house was built in 1780 by Peter Carnes, however, the garden was not begun until after 1784. Mrs. John Howard designed an elaborate Dutch bulb parterre garden with 17 separate sections. Brick edging outlined the garden. The garden also included a rose garden. The house was rebuilt in 1854.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Peter Carnes (former owner, 1780); Mrs. John Howard (former owner, 1784); Emeline and Maisie Thomas (former owners); and Harry Chafee (former owner).
Related Materials:
Chafee House related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 glass lantern slides)
Listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey, GA-193.
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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA025
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23145

Augusta -- Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art

Former owner:
Ware, Nicholas  Search this
Sibley  Search this
Clark  Search this
Landscape architect:
Howett, Catherine M.  Search this
Architect:
Manigault, Gabriel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a slide list, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, a brochure, and a worksheet completed by a GCA researcher.
General:
"The Gertrude Herbert Institute became public in 1937. The house has a brick apron in front of the house and brick walks in a semicircle around either side of the house, which are original and have since been restored. The garden is a restored period garden."
Persons associated with the property include: Nicholas Ware, (former owner, 1818); Sibley, (former owner); Clark, (former owner); Gabriel Manigault, (architect); and Catherine M. Howett, (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA112
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23181

Sautee Nacoochee -- Nicholas-Hardman House

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Georgia -- Nacouchie Valley
United States of America -- Georgia -- White County -- Sautee Nacoochee -- Nacoochee Valley Historic District
General:
Further sources of information include: Linley, John. Georgia Catalog, Historic American Building Survey: a guide to the architecture of the state. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, [1982] pg 109.
Related Materials:
Nicholas-Hardman House related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA130
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23202

Savannah -- Battersby-Hartridge House

Former owner:
Battersby, William  Search this
Hartridge, Julian  Search this
Wilder, Joseph John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
General:
The house was built in 1852 for William Battersby, a Savannah cotton merchant. The walled garden is one of a few surviving antebellum parterre gardens. After the Battersbys moved to England, the house became the residence of Julian Hartridge.
Related Materials:
Battersby-Hartridge House related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 slides (col.))
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:
Parterres  Search this
Gardens -- Georgia -- Savannah  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Greek Revival  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA152
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23224

Folded letter by US Navy Surgeon David Shelton Edwards

Writer:
David Shelton Edwards, American, died 1874  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
40.3 x 33.0 cm (15 7/8 x 13 in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
Florida
Place of Destination:
New York
Date:
August 17-19, 1835
Topic:
American Expansion (1800-1860)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
1978.0652.12
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86090cc42-015e-434a-aeed-bbd32ad0d992
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1978.0652.12
Online Media:

Folded letter by US Navy Surgeon David Shelton Edwards

Writer:
David Shelton Edwards, American, died 1874  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 10 × 15 3/4 in. (25.4 × 40.01 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
Florida
Place of Destination:
New York
Date:
May 15-21, 1835
Topic:
American Expansion (1800-1860)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
1978.0652.4
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87b2b1196-dc4f-457b-bc02-f31cd70f92e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1978.0652.4
Online Media:

photograph

Associated person:
Jackson, Jesse  Search this
Object Name:
Photograph
Subject:
History, Reform Movements, Voting Rights  Search this
Credit Line:
US DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY (THROUGH DR. JOHN POPPELIERS AND PATRICK BURKHART)
ID Number:
1977.0573.05
Accession number:
1977.0573
Catalog number:
1977.0573.05
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-96a9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_542121

Historic American Buildings Survey ...

Object Name:
Book
Associated date:
1975 10
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN81726Y28
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Esther McCoy papers

Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Names:
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Architecture and Urban Planning  Search this
Ain, Gregory, 1908-1988  Search this
Barragán, Luis, 1902-  Search this
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-  Search this
Davidson, Julius Ralph, b. 1889  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945  Search this
Ellwood, Craig  Search this
Gill, Irving, 1870-1936  Search this
Grotz, Dorothy  Search this
Hollein, Hans, 1934-  Search this
Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy), 1913-1979  Search this
Maybeck, Bernard R.  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan, 1905-  Search this
Rand, Marvin  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.), 1887-1953  Search this
Shulman, Julius  Search this
Soriano, Rafael, 1920-  Search this
Watanabe, Makoto  Search this
Worlidge, T. (Thomas), 1700-1766  Search this
Extent:
44.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Drawings
Memoirs
Date:
circa 1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
Summary:
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.

Biographical and family material consists of awards, resumes, identification documents, and other documentation of McCoy's personal life. Included are a transcript of a 1984 interview of McCoy by Makoto Watanabe and material relating to her friend, Theodore Dreiser.

Correspondence focuses on her personal relationships with family, friends, and lovers, and general correspondence relating primarily to her work as a writer. McCoy's personal correspondence is valuable to researchers who are interested in her personal life, her struggles as a young writer, and the way in which her family, friends, lovers, mentors, and colleagues helped to shape her work and career. As documented in this correspondence, her life offers a glimpse into twentieth-century American social and political history, especially the radical leftist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Researchers interested in the roots of feminism in the United States should also find these papers useful in documenting the life of a creative and productive woman who was successful in a field then almost entirely dominated by men. Correspondents of note include her husband Berkeley Tobey, lovers Geoffrey Eaton and Albert Robert, writers Ray Bradbury and Theodore Dreiser, and artists and architects, such as Dorothy Grotz, Craig Ellwood, A. Quincy Jones, Hans Hollein, and J. R. Davidson. General correspondence is primarily with researchers, professors, architects, publishers, and professional organizations.

Personal writings include McCoy's diaries, notebooks, and memoirs, and writings by others including friends, lovers, and colleagues. Also included are drafts of McCoy's fictional works, both published and unpublished, including short stories, teleplays, and novels.

The collection contains in-depth documentation of McCoy's pioneering study of the modernist work of twentieth-century architects in Southern California. The bulk of her papers consist of her writing files for books, exhibition catalogs, articles, and lectures on architecture. Because many of the architects about whom McCoy wrote were her contemporaries, she developed personal relationships with several of them through her research and writing. Her writing files include drafts, notes, research material, photographs, and correspondence. McCoy also traveled extensively, particularly in Italy and Mexico, and wrote about architecture, craft, and culture in those countries. Project files document McCoy's other activities related to architectural history, such preservation projects, juries, grants, the Dodge House Preservation Campaign and related film project, her work for the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), and her work at the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning, compiling a slide library and cataloging the Richard Neutra's papers. McCoy also maintained architect files which may contain correspondence, notes, photographs, research material, interview transcripts, about architects and their works. Among these extensive records, the files documenting the careers of R. M. Schindler, Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, and Juan O'Gorman are particularly rich.

Printed material in this collection documents McCoy's career as well as her personal interests. Included are books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, press releases, as well as publications arranged by subject such as architecture, art, Italy, and Mexico. McCoy also collected literary and leftist publications. The small amount of artwork in this collection consists of artwork sent to her by friends, including a drawing of her by Esther Rollo and etchings by various artists including Thomas Worlidge.

There are personal photographs of family and friends and of McCoy at different times in her life, as well as photographs gathered during the course of her research on architecture. Found here are photographs of architects and their works, including a large number depicting the work of Gregory Ain, Luis Barragan, J. R. Davidson, Irving Gill, Bernard Maybeck, Juan O'Gorman, R. M. Schindler, and Raphael Soriano. Many of these photographs were taken by notable architectural photographers Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand. Also found are photographs of architecture designed for the Case Study House program of Arts & Architecture magazine; exhibition photographs, primarily for the exhibition "Ten Italian Architects" in 1967; and other research photographs primarily documenting architecture and craft in other countries and the history of architecture in California. This series also includes approximately 3,600 slides of architecture.

Audio and video recordings include a videocassette of McCoy's 80th birthday party and 55 taped interviews with architects, people associated with architectural projects, and artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical and Family Material, 1881-1989 (boxes 1, 48; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1896-1989 (boxes 1-6, 4.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Writings, 1919-1989 (boxes 6-14; 8.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Architectural Writings, 1908-1990 (boxes 14-24, 42, 49, 50; 10.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Projects, circa 1953-1988 (boxes 24-26, 47, FC 53-56; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Architect Files, 1912-1990 (boxes 26-28, 42; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1885-1990 (boxes 28-31, 42; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1924-1967, undated (box 31; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs and Slides, circa 1876-1989 (boxes 31-38, 41-46, 51; 8.7 linear feet)

Series 10: Audio and Video Recordings, 1930-1984 (boxes 38-40, 47; 2.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Esther McCoy (1904-1989) is remembered best for her pioneering work as an architectural historian, critic, and proponent of Southern California modern architecture of the early to mid-twentieth century. McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. Although her professional interests ranged from writing fiction to studying the folk architecture and crafts of Mexico, McCoy achieved her most notable success for her numerous articles, books, and exhibitions about Southern California architecture and the architects associated with the modernist movement.

Born in Arkansas in 1904, Esther McCoy grew up in Kansas and attended various schools in the Midwest. In 1926 she left the University of Michigan to launch a writing career in New York, where she moved in avant-garde literary circles and conducted research for Theodore Dreiser. She began writing fiction in New York and continued to write after moving to Los Angeles in 1932, working on short stories, novels, and screenplays. She published numerous short stories between 1929 and 1962, with works appearing in the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and university quarterlies. Her short story, "The Cape," was reprinted in Best Short Stories of 1950. Many of the novels that she wrote from the mid-1960s through the 1980s were related thematically to architects and architecture.

During the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s, McCoy participated in the politically radical movements of the period and wrote for leftist publications. Her interest in the lowcost housing projects of modern architects was prompted by one of her articles about slums for Epic News. During World War II she entered a training program for engineering draftsmen at Douglas Aircraft and in 1944 was hired as an architectural draftsman for the architect R.M. Schindler. As she became increasingly interested in modern architecture and design, she combined her two major career interests and began to focus her energies on architectural research, writing, and criticism. Her first article on architecture, "Schindler: Space Architect," was published in 1945 in the journal Direction.

McCoy began writing about architecture in earnest in 1950 as a free-lance contributor to the Los Angeles Times. From then until her death in 1989, she wrote prolifically for Arts & Architecture magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Architectural Record, L'Architectura, Zodiac (Italy), Progressive Architecture, Lotus (Italy), and Architectural Forum. In addition to her numerous articles, McCoy wrote several books on Southern California modern architecture and architects. Her first major work, Five California Architects, published in 1960, is now recognized as a classic work in modern architectural history. It promoted a serious study of modern architecture in Southern California and introduced to the world several leading California architects and their work: Bernard Maybeck, Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene, and R.M. Schindler. That same year, she published another important book focusing on the work of the California architect Richard Neutra. Other books by McCoy include Modern California Houses: Case Study Houses (1962), Craig Ellwood (1968), Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys (1979), and The Second Generation (1984).

In addition to these books, McCoy organized and wrote catalogs for several significant exhibitions focusing on contemporary architects. Her first was the R.M. Schindler Retrospective, a 1954 exhibition at the Landau Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Her other exhibitions and accompanying catalogs include Roots of California Contemporary Architecture, 1956, Los Angeles Municipal Art Department; Felix Candela, 1957, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Irving Gill, 1958, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Juan O'Gorman, 1964, San Fernando Valley State College; and Ten Italian Architects, 1967, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Moreover, McCoy contributed numerous essays to other exhibition catalogs and publications, lectured at the University of Southern California, participated in preservation projects, organized tours for the Society of Architectural Historians, and contributed to a number of documentary films. Her energy and interests also led her to catalog and transcribe Richard Neutra's papers at the University of California Los Angeles Archives.

McCoy received national recognition from the American Institute of Architects for her seminal and prolific work in the field of Southern California modern architectural history and criticism. Her interests, however, were not exclusively bound to California. She traveled the world and was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. She made five extended trips to Italy during the 1950s and 1960s, publishing regularly about the architecture there and curating the exhibition Ten Italian Architects. She was a contributing editor to two Italian journals, Zodiac and Lotus, and was awarded the Star of Order of Solidarity in 1960 by the Republic of Italy for her research and writing.

Esther McCoy died of emphysema on December 30, 1989, at the age of eighty-five. Her last contribution was an essay for the exhibition catalog Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House. The show opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles one month before her death.

1904 -- Born November 18 in Horatio, Arkansas. Raised in Kansas.

1920 -- Attended preparatory school at Central College for Women, Lexington, Missouri.

1922-1925 -- College education: Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; University of Michigan.

1924 -- Visited Theodore Dreiser in Michigan.

1926-1938 -- Began writing in New York City.

1926-1938 -- Researched and read for Theodore Dreiser.

1926-1938 -- Worked for editorial offices and publishers.

1926-1938 -- Traveled to write in Paris (1928), Key West, Florida (1930), and Los Angeles, California (1932-1935).

1938 -- Moved to Santa Monica, California.

1941 -- Married Berkeley Greene Tobey.

1942-1944 -- Employed as engineering draftsman at Douglas Aircraft.

1944-1947 -- Worked as architectural draftsman for R.M. Schindler.

1945 -- Began architectural writing career.

1950 -- Wrote script for film Architecture West.

1950 -- Joined editorial board of Arts & Architecture.

1950-1968 -- Worked as free-lance writer for the Los Angeles Times.

1951-1955 -- Traveled to, researched, and wrote about Mexico and Mexican art and architecture.

1954 -- R.M. Schindler Retrospective exhibition at the Landau Art Gallery, Los Angeles.

1956 -- Roots of California Contemporary Architecture exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Department.

1957 -- Felix Candela exhibition, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

1958 -- Irving Gill exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Traveled to Italy.

1959-1968 -- Contributing editor to Italian periodicals Zodiac and Lotus.

1960 -- Five California Architects (New York: Reinhold).

1960 -- Richard Neutra (New York: G. Braziller).

1960 -- Awarded Star of Order of Solidarity by the Republic of Italy for reporting on arts and crafts in Italy.

1962 -- Death of Berkeley Greene Tobey.

1962 -- Modern California Houses: Case Study Houses (New York: Reinhold) (reprinted as Case Study Houses, Los Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1978).

1963 -- Resident Fellow at Huntington Hartford Foundation.

1964 -- Juan O'Gorman exhibition, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, Calif.

1965 -- Consultant for the California Arts Commission.

1965-1966 -- Wrote and produced the film Dodge House.

1965-1968 -- Lecturer at University of California at Los Angeles, School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

1966 -- Resident Fellow at MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire.

1967 -- Ten Italian Architects exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1967 -- Honorary Associate of the Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

1967 -- Regents' Lecturer at University of California, Santa Barbara.

1968 -- Craig Ellwood (New York: Walker).

1968 -- Distinguished Service Citation from the California Council of AIA.

1969-1970 -- Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

1969-1989 -- Contributing editor of Progressive Architecture.

1971-1978 -- Graham Foundation Grants.

1974 -- Regents' Lecturer at the University of California,Santa Cruz.

1979 -- Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys (Santa Monica, Calif.: Arts & Architecture Press).

1979 -- Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

1981 -- Los Angeles Chapter Women's Architectural League Honorary Member.

1982 -- Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Modern and Contemporary Art Council Award for Distinguished Achievement.

1983 -- Home Sweet Home: The California Ranch House exhibition at California State University.

1984 -- The Second Generation (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books).

1985 -- American Institute of Architects, Institute Honor.

1986 -- High Styles exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

1987 -- Vesta Award for outstanding scholarship.

1989 -- Award from the Historical Society of Southern California.

1989 -- Award from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

1989 -- Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Died in Santa Monica, California, December 30.
Related Material:
Also in the Archives of American Art are eight sound cassettes of a transcribed interview with Esther McCoy conducted by Joseph Giovannini, June 8-November 14, 1987.
Provenance:
The collection was given to the Archives of American Art by Esther McCoy in 1986. Before her death in 1989, McCoy assisted in the organization and identification of the papers. Original pre-print film elements for Dodge House 1916 were donated to the Archives of American Art by the Academy Film Archive in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Architectural historians -- California  Search this
Art critics -- California  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Mexico  Search this
Architects -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Domestic -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe  Search this
Architects -- California  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Drawings
Memoirs
Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccoesth
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Esther McCoy papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Historic American Buildings Survey, District of Columbia catalog, 1974 / compiled by Nancy B. Schwartz

Title:
District of Columbia catalog, 1974
Author:
Schwartz, Nancy B  Search this
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
xliii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA735.W3 H57X
NA735.W3H57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54841

Historic American buildings, New York

Author:
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1900
19
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Call number:
NA730.N4 H57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_115840

Historic buildings of Massachusetts : photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey

Author:
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
Physical description:
x, 141 pages, [126] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1976
©1976
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Monuments historiques  Search this
Histoire locale  Search this
Call number:
NA730.M4 H57 1976X
NA730.M4H57 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_78174

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