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Glen Cove -- The Braes

Owner:
Pratt, Herbert Lee, 1871-1945  Search this
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 NY083
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68ece9ddb-a15a-4ec6-9111-e1ed0bec0cca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref707

[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 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
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
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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

Glen Cove -- The Braes

Landscape architect:
Pendleton, Isabella  Search this
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Former owner:
Pratt, Herbert Lee, 1871-1945  Search this
Architect:
Brite, James  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
The Braes (Glen Cove, New York)
Scope and Contents:
1 glass lantern slide and 3 35mm slides (2 reproductions from Nassau County Museum and 1 35mm copy of a lantern slide). 1 folder includes copies of excerpts from many publications.
General:
The approach to The Braes (Scottish for hillside) was lined with rows of large maple trees with under plantings of pachysandra and thickly interspersed with blue bells of scilla campanulata. Other plantings included Douglas firs clipped flat on the top and sides, a wisteria that climbed to the roof of the house, azaleas and pink dogwood on either side of brick steps leading down to an iris garden, superb boxwood, and an allee of hemlock. The garden featured several examples of sculpture by Paul Manship and bronze by A. Philminster Proctor. The formal terraced gardens were originally designed by James Greenleaf. Later, Isabella Pendelton made changes and designed the iris garden.

Persons associated with the garden include Herbert Pratt (former owner), Webb Institute for Naval Architecture (owner), James L. Greenleaf (landscape architect, 1912), James Brite (architect, 1912), Paul Manship (sculptor), A. Philminster Proctor (sculptor).
Related Materials:
See the Nassau County Museum Reference Library for images of The Braes taken by Mattie Edwards Hewitt in 1925 and the Library of Congress for an image (LC-J717-X110- 222 [P&P]) taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. See also the Lewis and Valentine Company Records.
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 -- Glen Cove  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY083
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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/kb645ea4076-af48-4665-ad30-419704b039d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26782

Charles Henry Hart papers

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864  Search this
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820  Search this
Pratt, Herbert Lee, 1871-1945  Search this
Extent:
6.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Photographs
Date:
1774-1930
bulk 1888-1918
Summary:
The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.

Twelve folders of general correspondence consists primarily of letters received from colleagues, dealers, gallery owners, and publishers discussing art-related topics not specifically addressed in the Subject Files arranged in Series 3 below. There is one folder of miscellaneous personal business records.

Subject files comprise the largest and most important series in the collection. The files contain a wide variety of materials, including letters, notes and writings, clippings, reproductions of art work, and photographs. Letters are from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners mostly concerning notable subjects of portraits, artists, organizations, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and miscellaneous subjects such as miniature paintings and H. W. Elson's book History of the United States. Several files contain letters from the descendants of John Quincy Adams, Asher B. Durand, Benjamin Latrobe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The images files contain a mixture of printed reproductions of art work, photographs of art work, and original art work compiled and used by Hart as reference material.

Notes and writings consist primarily of notes on art-related topics including the work of various artists, activities of arts organizations, collectors, galleries and museums, sales of art work, and background material about the subjects of portraits. There is also a typescript by Hart containing descriptions of art work to be published in a catalog of the Herbert Lee Pratt collection.

Printed material consists of clippings about Hart and miscellaneous art-related topics, auction catalogs, and an incomplete set of pages from Hart's book Memoirs of the Life and Work of Jean Antoine Houdon: Sculpture of Voltaire and of Washington.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1838-1930 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1917 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1774-1922 (Boxes 1-4, 8; 4.0 linear feet)

Series 4: File of Images, circa 1890-1900 (Boxes 5, 8; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1890-1922 (Boxes 5-6; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1822-1925 (Boxes 6-7; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was an art historian, lawyer, writer, and director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1885-1904. He worked primarily in the Philadelphia area and published widely on the subject of eighteenth and nineteenth-century portraiture in America.

Charles Henry Hart was born on February 4, 1847 in Philadelphia, the son of Julia Leavey and Samuel Hart. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1869 and practiced law until 1894, when he turned his interest to art and writing after suffering injuries in a railroad accident. He became a noted author of books and articles about art, especially portraiture. He had a special interest in the work of Gilbert Stuart. Hart's writings often focused on exposing fraudulent attributions of art work.

From 1882 to 1902, Hart was director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1893, he also served as chairman of the Committee on Retrospective American Art at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Hart was a member of several organizations including the American Historical Association, the Essex Institute, and the Players Club.

Hart's first wife, Armine Nixon, was a great-granddaughter of Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. She died in 1897. According to the New York Times, in 1905 he married Marianne Livingstone Phillips, with whom he fathered a son, Charles Henry Hart, Jr. In 1912, Hart married Anita Beatriz Arabe.

Charles Henry Hart died on July 29, 1918 in New York City.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are 2 volumes of an autograph collection compiled by Charles Henry Hart.

The Archives also has a collection of correspondence between Charles and Clarence W. Bowen loaned by the New York Public Library for microfilming on reels N10-N11. The correspondence concerns Hart's activities on the planning committee of the Centennial of George Washington's Inauguration, New York City, 1889; and Hart's chairmanship of the Committee on Retrospective Art for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

Additional Charles Henry Hart papers are also available at the Winterthur Library in Delaware.
Provenance:
The Charles Henry Hart papers were donated anonymously in 1971.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Miniature painting  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart papers, 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchah
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Charles Henry Hart papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9158c0376-ba03-4a63-bc79-9bf7d296e933
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartchah
Online Media:

The Herbert L. Pratt collection

Author:
Amherst College  Search this
Pratt, Herbert Lee 1871-1945  Search this
Physical description:
30, [1] p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
Call number:
N512 .A52
N512.A52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_131160

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