Single letters from Joseph Danysh, Maynard Dixon, Julia Morgan, and Georgia O'Keeffe; letters from Gelett Burgess, Judah Leon and Beatrice L. Magnes, Roi and Marian Partridge, Ralph Stackpole, Dorothy Wright Liebes, Oliver St. John Gogarty, and Ansel and Virginia Adams; correspondence with John Henry Nash; letters from Consuela Kanaga and her husband Barry McCarthy and an album of her photos of Africa; correspondence with Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano and Virginia Bufano, and financial and printed material; correspondence with Diego and Frieda Kahlo Rivera, customs declarations, and photos; correspondence with Joseph and Johanna Raphael, photos, and miscellany; and letters from Anne Bremer, biographical material, writings, photos, sketches, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector and patron; San Francisco, Calif.
Microfilmed with other art-related papers in Mills College Library, July 1981.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
United States of America -- California -- San Luis Obispo County -- San Simeon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets; photocopies of articles and other information about the site; a copy of "Hearst Castle, The Official Pictorial Guide;" several postcards; and other items.
Hearst Castle, also known as San Simeon and La Cuesta Encantada (the Enchanted Hill), was the country estate of William Randolph Hearst. Between 1919 and 1947 the collaboration between Hearst and architect/landscape architect Julia Morgan resulted in the Moorish-style castle, ancillary buildings, and formal gardens that today comprise the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. Located 35 miles north of San Luis Obispo along the coast in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the site's 127 acres of gardens and hardscaping feature a rose garden, specimen trees, flowering plants, and a creative use of sculpture, fountains, and terraces. The overall sense is of a Mediterranean garden tempered by 20th-century California sensibilities. In addition to the gardens in the vicinity of Hearst Castle itself, the larger site includes thousands of native and exotic trees planted along the two-mile roadway leading from Highway 1 up to the mansion area.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Randolph Hearst (former owner, 1919-1951); Julia Morgan (architect and landscape architect, 1919-1947); Bruce Porter (landscape architect, 1923); Hugh Hazzard (head gardener, 1921-1922); Albert Webb (head gardener, 1922-1925 and 1930); Fred Macklin (head gardener, 1925-1928); James Chatfield (head gardener, 1928-1930); Nigel Keep (orchardman and tree planter, 1922-late 1930s); Gardner A. Dailey (landscape architect and plantsman, 1920s); Isabella Worn (landscape designer and horticulturist, 1926-early 1930s); Camille Rossi (construction superintendent, 1922-1932); and Norman Rotanzi (head gardener, 1934-1992).
Hearst Castle related holdings consist of 1 folder (52 35 mm. slides)
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