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Walpole -- Berg Gardens

Former owner:
Royce, Jonathan  Search this
Royce family  Search this
David & Simonds  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Mason:
Snow, Dan  Search this
Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Berg Gardens (Walpole, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire County -- Walpole
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
The 360-acre plot on a New Hampshire mountain purchased from a forest products company in 1978, with no remaining trees and no more than six inches of topsoil on top of bedrock, is the site of the Berg Gardens. The owners needed a place to put their collection of houses, buildings and architectural features. Elements from diverse building styles including a New England saltbox, a Norman tower, medieval stonework, American wrought iron, a tavern, and a barn were arranged and reconfigured as a mountaintop castle. The gardens were begun in 1986 with the assistance of landscape designer Gordon Hayward and stone mason Dan Snow, and included two trips to England to study the underlying structure of the English naturalistic style. Using stone from the property, nearby locations, and demolition sites and purchased marble, Snow built a hardscape structure of dry-stone walls, terraces, stone stairs and walkways, along with a stone grotto, a ruined silo, and the artificial ruins of a stone barn. A garden folly in the 18th c. chinoiserie style modeled on one at Hidcote in England was created from building plans for a Massachusetts outhouse.
Planting began after dry-stone retaining walls were put in to define garden beds and keep improved soil in place. Plants were chosen that suit the mountaintop environment as well as constructed features, with native seedlings allowed to invade the ruined stone silo. Native plants grow in the barn ruins, including ferns, blackberries, mosses, old roses and small trees. Color is controlled in the perennial garden beds in the terraced areas, ranging from hot to cooler tones. There is a dwarf conifer bed beyond the terraces, and conifers, hemlocks and crab apple trees were planted near the grotto. The "roof" of the grotto is a wild flower meadow with old stone wellheads set above openings in the stonework that let in light. Artifacts have been placed into the garden areas, including four Roman sarcophagi, urns, grinding wheels, a marble sundial, farm implements, and carved capitals topped by stone eagles.
Persons associated with this property are: Jonathan Royce and members of the Royce family (former owners, from 1780); various families (former owners, 19th c.); David & Simonds forest products (former owner, 20th c. until 1978); Gordon Hayward (landscape designer, beginning in 1986); Dan Snow (stone mason, beginning in 1986).
Related Materials:
Berg Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (51 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 Hampshire -- Walpole  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH074
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63f1417db-64da-4ded-ae6e-0a65eecbb43d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9553
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sarcophagus

Associated person:
Jackson, Andrew  Search this
Purchaser:
Elliott, Commodore  Search this
Previous owner:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  Search this
Physical Description:
stone, marble (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: sarcophagus: 39 in x 42 in x 84 1/2 in; 99.06 cm x 106.68 cm x 214.63 cm
overall: sarcophagus lid: 25 in x 46 in x 88 1/2 in; 63.5 cm x 116.84 cm x 224.79 cm
base: 37 in x 84 in x 42 in; 93.98 cm x 213.36 cm x 106.68 cm
weight (estimate): 14000 lb
Object Name:
sarcophagus
Place purchased:
Lebanon: Beyrouth, Beirut
Related Publication:
Perkins, John B. Ward. Roman Garland Sarcophagi from the Quarries of Proconnesus (Marmara)
ID Number:
PL.016161
Catalog number:
16161
Accession number:
271
See more items in:
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Cultures & Communities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-6de4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_530121
Online Media:

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, RenĂ©  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Lourdes, France. Relic of Roman days

Photographer:
Youngman, Wilbur H. (Wilbur Hughes), 1896-1986  Search this
Collection Creator:
Youngman, Wilbur H. (Wilbur Hughes), 1896-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Lourdes (France)
France -- Antiquities
Date:
1946
General:
Unfortunately, Youngman's caption for this image does not identify the exact nature of this item or its location in Lourdes. It is possible that it was somewhere on the grounds or in the vicinity of the Chateau Fort's Pyrenean Museum. In appearance it is similar to objects in the Pyrenean Cemetery there, which appears in image YMN131.
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:
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Wilbur H. Youngman collection.
Identifier:
AAG.YMN, Item YMN130
See more items in:
Wilbur H. Youngman Collection
Wilbur H. Youngman Collection / Images / France / Lourdes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6349b512f-95d9-49f8-ae55-b080ce317ebb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-ymn-ref161

[Cliveden]: the Theseus Sarcophagus, showing scenes from the story of Theseus and Ariadne.

Photographer:
Newton, Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Cliveden (Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Berkshire -- Maidenhead -- Taplow
Date:
1929 Jun.
General:
Cliveden was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25.
Topic:
Gardens -- England -- Berkshire -- Maidenhead -- Taplow  Search this
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.RGC, Item ENG120040
See more items in:
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides / The Garden Club of America Trip to England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6405d49db-1edd-4ccd-a704-2775c59825b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-rgc-ref41

MS 7310 Material concerning a Roman sarcophagus

Creator:
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Correspondent:
Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845  Search this
Harwood, A., Admiral  Search this
Gregory, H. D.  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Severus Alexander, Emperor of Rome, 208-235  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Catalog cards
Letters
Date:
1916 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes; abstracts from letters of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott to the National Institute; Admiral A. Harwood to Joseph Henry; andH. D. Gregory to William J. Rhees; and a letter probably from Casanowicz to William Henry Holmes, March 27, 1916.
Biographical / Historical:
The sarcophagus was obtained in 1839 at Beirut by Commander J. D. Elliott (whose flag ship was the Constitution). It was the container for the remains of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It was intended for the remains of Andrew Jackson, but he declined its use.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7310
Topic:
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalog cards
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7310, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7310
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b5891281-a209-4a8c-b0bb-32d034570107
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7310

Dionysiac sarcophagi in Baltimore, by Karl Lehmann-Hartleben and Erling C. Olsen

Author:
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Olsen, Erling Charles 1896-  Search this
New York University Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Physical description:
81 p. 1 illus., plates. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1942
Topic:
Dionysus (Greek deity)  Search this
Sarcophagi  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Sculpture, Roman  Search this
Call number:
NB1810 .L4 1942X
NB1810.L4 1942X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395848

Terracotta sarcophagi, Greek and Etruscan in the British Museum, by A. S. Murray

Author:
British Museum Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities  Search this
Murray, A. S (Alexander Stuart) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
25 p., XI pl. (part double) 44 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1898
Topic:
Sarcophagi  Search this
Call number:
NB1810.B7x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_179118

Art across time / Laurie Schneider Adams

Author:
Adams, Laurie  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (1,024 p.) : col. ill., col. maps, ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
1999
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_994194

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