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Brookville -- Topsfield

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen Biddle, 1869-1950  Search this
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Former owner:
Gossler, Philip, 1870-1945  Search this
Robinson, J. Randolph, 1879-1933  Search this
Hutton, Edward F. (Edward Frances), 1875-1962  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Owner:
Long Island University. C. W. Post College  Search this
Architect:
Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen Biddle, 1869-1950  Search this
Extent:
20 Glass plate negatives
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Brookville
Hillwood (Brookville, New York)
Topsfield (Brookville, New York)
Date:
circa 1925-1950
Varying Form:
Also known as Long Island University, Fine Arts Center, Hillwood, and C. W. Post College.
Related Materials:
Cornell University, Ellen Shipman Papers, Ithaca, New York. Hillwood related holdings consist of 3 folders (20 35 mm. slides) Another repository of images (23) of this garden is the Richard E. Ballard Collection at Winterthur Museum, Delaware.
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 -- Brookville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ellen Shipman garden photography collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SHP, File NY260
See more items in:
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection / Gardens / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6038db8f2-4761-4a31-9973-cfeab592d882
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-shp-ref38

Wilmington -- Owl's Nest

Owner:
Du Pont, Eugene, Jr.  Search this
du Pont, Ethel Pyle (Mrs. Eugene du Pont, Jr.), 1881-1954  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen Biddle, 1869-1950  Search this
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Meehan, J. Franklin  Search this
Harper, William Warner  Search this
Architect:
Lindeberg, H. T. (Harrie Thomas), b. 1879  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen Biddle, 1869-1950  Search this
Extent:
8 Film negative
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Film negative
Place:
Owl's Nest (Wilmington, Delaware)
United States of America -- Delaware -- New Castle County -- Wilmington
Date:
circa 1928-1950
Varying Form:
Today known as Greenville Country Club.
General:
Designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, with additional work by Marian Cruger Coffin, the gardens at Owl's Nest combined formality and informality and commanded a fine view of the surrounding countryside. The property was sold in 1961. Eighteen acres became part of the Greenville Country Club, while the rest of the land was developed as Owl's Nest Estates. Persons associated with the garden include: Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, before 1938); Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect); Mr. and Mrs. Eugene du Pont, Jr. (former owners).
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 -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ellen Shipman garden photography collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SHP, File DE005
See more items in:
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection / Gardens / Delaware
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6309ad172-a9e9-486f-a80b-1d4828529767
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-shp-ref9

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.

Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?

Isabelle C. Greene Collection, 1980-1995

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA011
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/kb6f82ef1b3-880f-45b5-aeba-bbcf3c824557
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16480

Radnor -- The Villanova Conference Center

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul And Ford  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Materials:
The Villanova Conference Center related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35 mm. slides and 5 photoprints)
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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 -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA048
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/kb6c05156af-61b5-4c73-b0c9-8b03d3285d84
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16559

Huntington -- Oheka

Landscape designer:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Melius, Gary  Search this
Eastern Military Academy  Search this
Provenance:
Blue, Frances  Search this
Nurserymen:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oheka (Huntington, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Oheka was the grandest estate of its time in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore, styled after French farmhouses but with 126 rooms. The house was designed by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich in circa 1921. In 1917 the Olmsted Brothers planned the grounds of the 443-acre estate, which included the entrance drive bordered by red cedars, the golf course, and extensive bridle paths. It took two years to move the earth and build up a rise on which the house was sited. A distinctive parterre in front of the house was comprised of eight reflecting pools to show the changing sky and surrounding mountains, with grass borders. In 1919 Adele Wolff Kahn commissioned Beatrix Farrand to design more intimate spaces, including a Dutch garden, an octagonal garden, a rose garden and a water garden. The formal Dutch garden enclosed by vine-covered brick walls displayed tulips and flowering trees in the spring, in parterre beds separated by brick walks laid out in a herringbone pattern. The octagonal fragrance garden featured yellow and purple pansies followed in summer by lavender, nepeta and pink carnations. Farrand's designs were formal and highly detailed to the extent that each week's blooms could be anticipated.
Garden features included greenhouses, an orangery, a croquet lawn, stables, pools and tennis courts. Courtyards at the house featured single mature trees supplied by the Long Island nursery, Lewis & Valentine. The estate was too costly to maintain and the gardens were destroyed in 1948. A partial restoration and conversion to a hotel in the 1980s reinstalled the Olmsted Brothers landscape designs but not Farrand's.
Persons associated with the garden include Otto H. Kahn and Adele Wolff Kahn (former owners, 1914-circa 1934); Eastern military Academy (former owner), Gary Melius (former owner), Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, circa 1917); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer, 1919-1928); Lewis & Valentine (nurserymen, circa 1928); William Adams Delano & Chester Holmes Aldrich (architects).
Related Materials:
Oheka related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 35mm slides and 3 photo prints)
Other archival materials related to Oheka are located at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York, the Nassau County Reference Library
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06499, Otto H. Kahn.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.

Lewis & Valentine Company records, 1916-1971.
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 -- Huntington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY170
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/kb6dffa1598-918a-42c9-a449-7558a86c62f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26808

Old Westbury -- Knole

Architect:
Hastings, Thomas  Search this
Carrère & Hastings  Search this
Former owner:
Duryea, Herman  Search this
Martin, Bradley  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Knole (Old Westbury, New York)
New York (State) -- Old Westbury
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, photocopies of house, and several photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Situated on the top of a hill, Knole has been classified as a Beaux-Arts mansion and a Palladian-style villa. It was named after Sackville West's "Knole" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Thirty-three acres remained of the original estate as of 1985. The garden includes alles, terraces, formal gardens, a foly of limestone arches, court yard, water garden, and two walks--The Long Walk, and The Grassed Walk. A Le Notre style treillage originally surrounded the entire back of garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Herman B. Duryea (former owner, 1902-1903); Bradley Martin (former owner, 1907-1963); Carrere & Hastings (architects, 1902-1903); Thomas Hastings (architect, 1902-1903); and Lewis & Valentine (landscape architects (1902-1903).
Related Materials:
Knole related holdings consist of 2 folders (32 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Old Westbury  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY435
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/kb6592eeeae-c8f7-4070-a4a5-886865a92705
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26964

Brookville -- Hillwood

Former owner:
Hutton, Edward F. (Edward Frances), 1875-1962  Search this
Hutton, Edward F., Mrs.  Search this
Prime, William A., Mrs.  Search this
Prime, William A.  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Architect:
Hart, Charles M.  Search this
Hart & Shape  Search this
Landscape architect:
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Owner:
Long Island University. C. W. Post College  Search this
Suppliers:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Brookville
Hillwood (Brookville, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Brookville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plans, copies of photographs, and copies of articles and programs.
General:
This Hillwood was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Hutton. After the Hutton's divorce in 1935, Hillwood became the property of Marjorie (formerly Mrs. Hutton) and her second husband Joseph E. Davies. Mrs. E. F. Hutton, after several divorces, was later known as Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post. Long Island University bought the property in 1947 to use it as one of their off-campus locations. Classes began in the mansion in 1951. The University then named the property after Marjorie Merriweather Post's father, Charles William Post, to become C. W. Post College. In 1955, Mrs. Post built a separate estate in Washington, DC, and named it "Hillwood." This is now Hillwood Museum and Gardens.
(The Fine Arts Center, located on the college property, was originally owned by Mr. E.F. Hutton, who built it after his divorce from Marjorie. He hired Marian Coffin to design this property as well.)
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Prime (former owners, 1911); Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Hutton (former owners, 1921-ca.1940); Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Davies (former owners); (Marian Coffin (landscape architect, 1921-1929); Charles M. Hart (architect, 1921); Hart & Shape (architects); and Long Island University, C.W. Post College (owners, 1947-present).
Earliest slides are taken from published sources.
Related Materials:
Hillwood related holdings consist of 3 folders (20 35 mm. slides)
Another repository of images (23) of this garden is the Richard E. Ballard Collection at Winterthur Museum, Delaware.
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 -- Brookville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY460
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/kb63a982b25-828f-481f-a8ab-f23de9243104
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27001

Lewis & Valentine company records

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Names:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Lewis, Harold Carman  Search this
Owner:
Auchincloss, Hugh D.  Search this
Du Pont, Eugene  Search this
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939  Search this
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938  Search this
Woolworth, F. W.  Search this
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (documents, 366 photographs, 1 videotape.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Place:
New York (State) -- Greenvale
New York (State) -- Roslyn
Date:
1916-1971
Summary:
The Lewis & Valentine Company Collection contains records of the Lewis & Valentine Company dating from 1916 to 1971 including photographs, negatives, brochures, books, trade catalogs, company papers, letters from clients, customer lists and a history of the company written by Harold Carman Lewis. Photographs document the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, estates in Long Island, New York, and the properties of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Eugene du Pont, Walter P. Chrysler, Otto H. Kahn, F. W. Woolworth, Pierre S. du Pont (Longwood Gardens), Charles M. Schwab and Edward T. Stotesbury. This collection contains only a sampling of the records of Lewis & Valentine and should not be considered comprehensive.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Documents Series 2: Photographs Series 3: Videotape
Biographical/Historical note:
Specializing in moving and replanting large trees, Lewis & Valentine was one of the most prominent landscape contracting companies in the eastern United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The Lewis & Valentine Company was formed by five brothers whose father had hoped that his sons would grow up to be lawyers. Instead, the Lewis brothers formed a landscape design, installation and nursery firm that specialized in developing "successful methods for transplanting full-grown trees." Their success was based on "doing well the task which is usually considered impossible."

The company was the inspiration of H.C. Lewis, the oldest of seven brothers, who believed that estate owners should have the luxury of immediate landscapes, rather than waiting decades for their landscapes to mature. The Lewis brothers started their business in the early 1900s. Shortly afterwards, a Mr. Valentine, roommate of Albert Addison Lewis at the Amherst Landscape School in Massachusetts, invested in the business. After three years Mr. Valentine moved on and the Lewis brothers bought back his interest, but continued to keep Valentine part of the company's name.

Lewis & Valentine was the largest firm in America devoted to transplainting mature trees in the years leading up to the Great Depression. It claimed to be "the most experienced and most versatile, backed by an intimate knowledge of horticulture and the development of fine estates." The company was noted as a leader in providing complete landscape services, from selling and guaranteeing the plants, to designing and installation, requiring that its staff be men "of good character and not afraid of hard work." This was evident in the firm's principle of no limitations to the size of trees that they were willing to deliver. The trees were often full-grown and ranged in age from twenty to a hundred years old. Many were so large that 20 or more tons of earth had to be moved during the relocation process.

During its first 25 years in business, Lewis & Valentine opened nineteen offices east of the Mississippi serving such notable clients as Charles A. Schwab and Pierre du Pont at his estate, Longwood. The business was set up as an organization of independent companies. Each was incorporated under the laws of the state in which it operated. The offices were located in Connecticut (Darien), Florida (Palm Beach), Illinois (Chicago), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston and Hanover), Michigan (Detroit), Pennsylvania (Ardmore and Pittsburg), New Jersey (Ashbury Park and Morristown), New York (Buffalo, Roslyn-Long Island, Rye, Valley Stream-Long Island, New York City), North Carolina (Winston-Salem) and Ohio (Cleveland and Cincinnati). Although no longer owned by any members of the Lewis family, the company still exists and operates in Long Island under the name Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
Separated Materials:
Dozens of historic photographs from the Lewis & Valentine Co. were found In the Eleanor Weller Collection at AAG amongst images that had been amassed by Weller for possible use in The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. These photos were removed from the Weller Collection and added to the Lewis and Valentine Co. Records.
Provenance:
Gift from Hewlett Withington Lewis, former owner of Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
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.
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:
Nurseries (Horticulture) -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Tree moving  Search this
Landscape gardening -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b87d85b6-90fe-4657-96f1-2b4c381715e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-lvc
Online Media:

[The Braes]

Creator:
Scott Studios  Search this
Pratt, Herbert Lee, 1871-1945  Search this
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture  Search this
Pendleton, Isabella  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Architect:
Brite, James  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
The Braes (Glen Cove, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
[1930?]
General:
The back of the photograph identifies this as the flower garden and that it was "landscaped by Lewis & Valentine Co."
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:
Hedges  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Arches  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Glen Cove  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY083004
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY083: Glen Cove -- The Braes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbdf0917-8fd4-4f28-a1d3-571ac26a4961
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref708

[Buckland Garden]

Photographer:
Wilson & Scheid  Search this
Nurserymen:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (black and white)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1930
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item PA524001
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania / PA524: Unidentified -- William Buckland Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63093dffb-2458-4e08-af88-915aef726cb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1021

[Buckland Garden]

Photographer:
Wilson & Scheid  Search this
Nurserymen:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (black and white)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania
Date:
circa 1920-1930
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:
Driveways  Search this
Columns  Search this
Porticoes  Search this
Box  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item PA524002
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania / PA524: Unidentified -- William Buckland Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb640c76603-3447-4f2d-a8b5-926dcbc6ec2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref882

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Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1922
Scope and Contents note:
Missing Title

L. Alavoine & Co.

La France Publishing Corp.

Lalor, John Charles

Lamont, Florence

Lanier, Harriet B.

Langdon Hotel

Larcade, M. Edouard

La Rue, B.V.M.

Lawlor, Lily

Lazard Frères

Leavitt, Charles Wellford

Lehman, Allan

Lehman, Philip

Lenoble, R.

Leonard, William Clement

Leventritt, Cook & Nathan

Levi, Julian (Julien Levy?)

Levy, Mrs. B. E.

Levy, Florence N.

Levy, John

Lévy, Regine S.

Lewis, Clarence

Lewis, K. Park

Lewis & Valentine Company

Lewisohn, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A.

Libbey, Edward Drummond

Liébert

Lincoln Safe Deposit Co.

Livingood, Charles J.

Lobe & Co.

Lotus Magazine Foundation, Inc.

Louis, Ellis C.

Lucinge-Faucigny, Princess de (see de Lucinge-Faucigny, Princess)

Luckenbach, Mrs. Edgar F.

Lyon, Mrs. B.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: New York Office Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9590fef42-d5b7-42cc-a315-49891798d03c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref8682

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
General:
"Daniels" [spelling?] is written on the verso (possibly the name of the property owner).
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:
Allées  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003008
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ec434a97-f0d6-4bcc-b065-f20f9c20347f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1000

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Photographer:
Aiglon Aerial Photos,  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
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:
Aerial views  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Trees  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003009
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a238401e-1225-42bb-9e16-d16f7c52765e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1001

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
General:
Same home as in LV003011. "Brooks" written on the verso (may be the name of the property owner).
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:
Spring  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pine  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003010
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb614fef588-c99e-4201-b7bc-d351dd4a2b08
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1002

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
General:
Same home as in LV003010. "Brooks" written on the verso (may be the name of the property owner).
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:
Lawns  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pine  Search this
Garages  Search this
Chairs -- wicker  Search this
Wicker furniture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003011
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a97c6c22-d14d-444a-9a9f-ef3c3a0b066b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1003

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
General:
"Bacon" written on the verso (may be the name of the property owner).
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:
Spring  Search this
Trees  Search this
Arches  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003012
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62397c0e1-0ea6-4c15-bf6a-f61f263cb485
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1004

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
General:
"Aulker" [spelling?] written on verso (may be the name of the property owner).
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:
Hedges  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Patios  Search this
Hand-railing  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Arches  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003016
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb603fd444b-c85c-4b48-9385-1590bcbfd295
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1005

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Photographer:
Meeson, Stafford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
Date:
[1930?]
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:
Spring  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item LV003021
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location / LV003: Unidentified -- Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations (LV003)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb681236322-e932-4361-9850-72bf1edd9799
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1006

F. W. Blair Garden

Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, File LV004
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67f5f72e9-073d-4a1b-83f4-e5ffc92b40c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref1007

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