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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:

Archives Center Photoprint Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870-1880
Scope and Contents note:
This artificial collection is the repository for miscellaneous photoprints transferred from other Smithsonian units: see series records.
Arrangement:
Divided into 2 series (new series to be added as needed: (1) Philadelphia Centennial; (2) sightseeing bus.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection has been designated as a repository for miscellaneous photographic prints transferred from Smithsonian curatorial divisions, other offices, and outside donors. The first items (Series 1) were transferred to the Archives Center by Deborah J. Warner, Curator, Division of Physical Sciences, NMAH, November 9, 1992: she reported that these items were found in her collections, source unknown. The second acquisition (Series 2) is a gift from Alberta Young. Series 3 was found in the collections, Archives Center.
Provenance:
Found in collections in the Division of Physical Sciences, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Buses  Search this
Exhibitions -- 1870-1880 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Sightseeing business -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0496
See more items in:
Archives Center Photoprint Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a46243e9-58c5-47c8-906c-3c352ad2ad0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0496
Online Media:

Philadelphia Centennial Photoprints

Vendor:
Raymond, Geo. J., Variety Store  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (albumen photoprints, 5" x 8")
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- 1870-1880
Date:
circa 1876
Scope and Contents:
Views of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876. Some edge-printed "Geo. J. Raymond's Variety Store." Photographer unidentified. INcludes views of:

1. "State Buildings looking east"

2. "Machinery Hall"

3. "Centennial Exhibition Grounds / General view"

4. "---west end of Main Building"

5. "---General view, looking east"

6. "State Buildings in foreground / Main Buildings back"

7. "---Main Building"
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer and circumstances of images unknown; identification of scenes on backs of prints.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- Philadelphia -- 1870-1880  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1870-1880 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Albumen prints -- 1870-1880
Collection Citation:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0496, Series 1
See more items in:
Archives Center Photoprint Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862f67343-fd0e-450c-a9f0-46ecd7efff30
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0496-ref511

Part 2: Ensuring Vaccine Safety

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-08-26T13:46:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianNMNH
Data Source:
National Museum of Natural History
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianNMNH
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eIALsbCRMpQ

Diary

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A. / 2.6.1: Correspondence, diaries, personal ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c69fd212-5fa6-426e-8f82-ac71a4266346
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref167
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Lena Horne

Artist:
Francesco Scavullo, 16 Jan 1921 - 6 Jan 2004  Search this
Sitter:
Lena Calhoun Horne, 30 Jun 1917 - 9 May 2010  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 54.8 x 45cm (21 9/16 x 17 11/16")
Sheet: 60.6 x 50.4cm (23 7/8 x 19 13/16")
Mat: 81.3 x 66cm (32 x 26")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1982 (printed 2004)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Female  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Lena Calhoun Horne: Grammy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of The Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia, PA USA
Object number:
NPG.2005.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© International Center of Photography and Francesco Scavullo Trust Beneficiaries
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm416dbeb29-c65e-4925-bffe-1ee6196bbc15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.16

Ravi Shankar

Artist:
Francesco Scavullo, 16 Jan 1921 - 6 Jan 2004  Search this
Sitter:
Ravi Shankar, 7 Apr 1920 - 11 Dec 2012  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 54.8 x 45.4cm (21 9/16 x 17 7/8")
Sheet: 60.7 x 50.4cm (23 7/8 x 19 13/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1977 (printed 2004)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Ravi Shankar: Male  Search this
Ravi Shankar: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Ravi Shankar: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Ravi Shankar: Grammy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of The Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia, PA USA
Object number:
S/NPG.2005.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© International Center of Photography and Francesco Scavullo Trust Beneficiaries
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49b44deb8-e82b-4a4c-bfaf-0242adf0dc7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2005.24

Roger Abrahams: Negro Folk Songs Collected in South Philadelphia

Recorder:
Abrahams, Roger D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Contents:
Darling you know I love you--Titanic--Mouse went a-courting--Hambone--When Johnny Boy was one--Johnny on the ocean/ Acka backa soda cracker/ Ice cream--Postman, postman do your duty--Donut song--Children go where I send thee--Two little black birds--Your love is deeper than the deep blue sea
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2757
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2757
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52d81996b-04d2-4517-b020-bc0f4467c1ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25699

[Edgewood (MD)]: borders in the sunken garden, with the shadow of the pergola visible on the right.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Lantern slide maker:
John Haworth Company  Search this
Lantern slide manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Edgewood (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1914.
General:
The lantern slide was made by the John Haworth Company, 1020 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA using a slide manufactured by Eastman Kodak. Glass negative MD056028 was the source image for this lantern slide. This image appeared in the American Institute of Architects (author), The Year Book of the Annual Architectural Exhibition Held by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the T-Square Club of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: 1915). Although the caption there would seem to indicate that Michael Jenkins was the owner of Edgewood, he was only responsible for commissioning the landscape design and installation.
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:
Walls, stone  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD056074
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD056: Baltimore -- Edgewood (MD)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60f96334d-846f-4bd5-bf6a-b9869ceb5759
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14519

Ambler -- Dawesfield

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dawesfield (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ambler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
General:
The stone house of Dawesfield was built in 1728. It was the scene of the court-martial and acquittal of General Anthony Wayne and served as George Washington's temporary headquarters in 1777. The flower and vegetable gardens antedate the American Revolution. A high stone wall encloses the garden on the north end. On the lower side, a long path leads down between box hedges. A broad terrace extends along the upper portion of the garden; and the vista is terminated by a small garden house. The property, up to 1929, passed from mother to daughter for eight generations. National Register site 03/29/1991 91000318.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: James Cheston, IV. (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. George J. Cooke (former owner).
Related Materials:
Dawesfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 35 mm. slides)
Additional images located in General Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
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 -- Ambler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA014
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/kb657fb1363-cda7-41a8-bdb6-b48a70e1c95c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16432

Ardmore -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Stout, C. Frederick C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35 mm. slides and 8 photoprints)
See others in:
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 -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA037
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/kb6666f283b-7ae2-49ab-8b95-132641e21311
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16437

Devon -- Laywell Farm

Creator:
Jeanes, Henry S., Jr, Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laywell Farm (Devon, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Devon
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, photoprints, and copies of articles.
General:
Laywell farm, built in 1843, was a working farm through the 1960s. During the 1910s and 1920s, the grass lawn was crossed by brick paths running east-west and north-south. Weeping mulberry trees were planted in each quarter.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Henry S. Jeanes (former owner, 1906-1935); and Henry S. Jeanes, Jr. (former owner, 1935-1970).
Related Materials:
Laywell Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (5 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Devon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA051
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/kb611626bbd-f3ee-4ae1-ae21-d4d1ef2197d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16449

Haverford -- The Grange

Former owner:
Ross, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Grange (Havertown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Haverford -- Havertown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
Arriving in 1682, Henry Lewis, a Welsh Quaker, named 500 acres "Maen Coch," meaning Red Stone, the name of his village in Wales. Lewis built the first section of the mansion in 1700. Captain John Wilcox bought the property in 1750, added onto the house and changed the name to Grange Hall. Over the years, different owners have added to the mansion and sold off different parcels of the estate. Benjamin R. Hoffman and his wife sold parcels, leaving the current 9.917 acres. Some of these parcels of land became what are now known as Chatham Park and Chatham Village. In 1974 Haverford Township purchased the acreage from Margaret Hoffman's Estate.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Henry Lewis (former owner, 1682-?); Henry Lewis, III. (former owner, ?-1750); Captain John Wilcox (former owner, 1750-1761); Charles Cruikshank (former owner, 1761-1782); Clementina Cruikshank and John Ross (former owners, 1782-1800); John Brinton (former owner, 1811-1816); Manuel Eyre (former owner, 1816-1846); Harriet Eyre and John Ashhurst (resident tenants, 1846-?); Dennis Kelly (former owner, 1848); Mr. and Mrs. John Ashhurst (former owners, 1850-?); Benjamin R. Hoffman (former owner, 1913-1926); Margaret Clawson and Benjamin R. Hoffman (former owners, 1926-?); Martaret Hoffman's Estate (former owner); and Haverford Township (former owner, 1974-present).
Related Materials:
The Grange related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Havertown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA034
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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/kb6b02669f6-ec67-4b1c-89e9-13e346ece0db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16474

Lower Merion Township -- Llanengan

Landscape architect:
Roberts, H. Radcliff  Search this
Medary, Milton B.  Search this
Former owner:
Roberts, G. Brinton Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Medary, Milton B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Llanengan (Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Lower Merion Township -- Bala Cynwyd
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
The house, built in 1900 was Tudor in style. A long grass path led to a sunken garden with a fountain, which was copied from the Piazza Farnese in Rome. The house was demolished and the property was developed ca. 1950.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Milton B. Medary (architect and landscape architect, 1900); H. Radlciffe Roberts (landscape architect); G. Brinton Roberts (former owner, 1900-1946); Penn Park Apartments (former owner, 1946-ca. 1950); and Germantown Savings Bank (ca. 1950-present).
Related Materials:
Llanengan related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Bala Cynwyd  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA035
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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/kb68168eafe-d255-4357-bd03-90d79bec84ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16486

Newtown -- Indian Council Rock

Former owner:
Tyler, George F. Mr Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Sims & Talbutt  Search this
Landscape architect:
Willing, Sims & Talbutt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Indian Council Rock (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Newtown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
Former Title:
Tyler Hall

Tyler Mansion
General:
The garden is situated on a bluff overhanging the Neshaminy River. The garden, at the end of the house, exists in three levels. One walk of orange trees leads to an orangerie. The main garden contains hedges, fountains, and tubbed oleanders from Holland. The lower level includes a bathhouse and pool. The property was added to the National Register in 1987.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. George F. Tyler (former owners); and Willing, Sims & Talbutt (architect and landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Indian Council Rock related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Willing, Sims & Talbutt Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA013
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6881275a1-1721-4851-9f65-ef5db1ecb098
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16490

Paoli -- Valley Mill Farm

Former owner:
Haughton, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Valley Mill Farm (Paoli, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Paoli
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
"Behind the house, which was built in 1738, the hillside slopes sharply to a broad meadow, through which runs the mill-stream. The rock garden, which has been entirely edevoped by the owner, covers this hillside and is of outstanding horticultural interest...The paths skilfully follow the natural contours and the gardens terminte in woods...Below the house is the stone grist mill...Meal for General Washington's Army at Valley Forge was ground here." (The Garden Club of America Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting, 1938)
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Thomas Jerman (former owner of mill, 1710); R. B. Okie (architect); and Richard Haughton (former owner).
Related Materials:
Valley Mill Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35 mm. slide and 9 photoprints)
See others in:
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 -- Paoli  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA055
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb608e756e6-0ac7-4ddd-8263-be9f7c62bfb8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16494

Philadelphia -- Bartram's Garden

Former owner:
Bartram, John  Search this
Eastwick, Andrew  Search this
Gardener:
Meehan, Thomas  Search this
Architect:
Sloan, Samuel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; brochures; biographical sketch of John Bartram; newspaper, journal, and magazine articles; and Bartram Broadside (Winter 1994-1995).
General:
The Bartram gardens were the first real botanic gardens developed in America. In 1728, John Bartram bought land at Gray's Ferry for a botanical garden. The borders are laid out in squares and rectangles, but not in a formal manner. Andrew M. Eastwick purchased the property in 1850 in order to protect the site from destruction from industrial sprawl. After Andrew Eastwick's death, the garden was neglected until Thomas Meehan, Eastwick's gardener, persuaded the City of Philadelphia to buy the site for a park in 1891. In 1893, John Bartram's descendants formed an Association to preserve the garden. Historic buildings on the property include a house, stable, sheds, barn, icehouse, seed house, and stone cider mill. A restoration project began in 1981. In 1982-1988, an adjacent industrial tract was reclaimed to function as a 15-acre meadow. Highlights of the garden include a vegetable garden, River's Edge Trail, Bartram oak, and flower gardens. The garden is open to the public.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Bartram (former owner, 1727); Bartram descendants (former owners, ?-1850); Andrew Eastwick (former owner, 1850-1891); Thomas Meehan (gardener, ca. 1850s); Samuel Sloan (architect of barn, which burned in 1896); John Bartram Association (administration, 1893-present); Fairmount Park Commission (administration); and City of Philadelphia (owner, 1891-present).
Related Materials:
Bartram's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides, 2 35 mm. slides, and 1 photoprint)
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA001
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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/kb63c242e83-de36-4791-82a0-2856e87aee92
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16497

Philadelphia -- Grumblethorpe

Former owner:
Wister Family  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grumblethorpe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and articles.
General:
The house was built by the Wister family in 1744 and is now in the business section of Germantown. The property covered an area of 1888 feet by 450 feet, having a central walk, box border, and arbors. Charles Wister, in ca. 1819, removed overgrown boxwood edging and replaced it with trellises with climbing vines at the intersections of the main and secondary gravel walks. The overall garden remained geometric. The rear parterres were used for vegetable gardening.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wister family, John and Daniel (former owners, 1744); and Charles Wister (former owner, 1806).
Related Materials:
Grumblethorpe related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides and 1 35mm. slide)
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA003
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb669c865f3-4c9b-4c0c-a802-e7427d80bd09
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16499

Philadelphia -- Laverock Hill

Creator:
Starr, Isaac Tatnall Mr Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laverock Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
General:
The garden, 100' by 180' is placed on one side of the house and is enclosed by a brick wall with balustrading occurring at intervals. The plan of the garden is cruciform, two axes marked by turf strips crossing in the center at a round pool. The four sections are square beds. A broad turf path extends across the garden to a covered pavilion.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Tatnall Starr (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect and landscape architect); and Ellen Shipman (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Laverock Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA017
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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/kb6dadccdb0-3c15-432c-ac98-aa323efe8be5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16503

Philadelphia -- Ropsley

Former owner:
Poe, Edgar Allen Mrs  Search this
McIllhenny, Francis S.  Search this
Architect:
Mellor, Meigs & Howe  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ropsley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.

There are two 35 mm. slides in the collection which are not catalogued. One is taken from a page in a journal or book and mentions the Garden Club of America's 25th anniversary. The other is also taken from a book; and is the plans by Mellor, Meigs & Howe.
General:
This garden is believed to have been subdivided from the Wyndmoor property. The McIlhenney's named Ropsley after a small village in England. The Norman-French style house was built in 1917. The garden was developed gradually. Serpentine walls, greenhouse, boxwood and pleached plane trees, and swimming pool were all added at different times.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. McIlhenny (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Allen Poe (former owners, ca. 1932-1970); Arthur Meigs of Mellor, Meigs & Howe (architect, ca. 1918); and Mrs. Francis S. McIlhenny (garden designer).
Related Materials:
Ropsley related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Additional materials located in [McIlhenny, Francis S. Esq.] Mellor, Meigs & Howe Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA018
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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/kb60cb18721-d4c6-4168-91ef-1c32d8ea8f36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16504

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