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Chestnut Hill -- Hosta La Vista

Former owner:
Winslow, Sidney  Search this
Winslow, Kenelm  Search this
Landscape designer:
Haskell, Allen C.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Haskell, Allen C.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hosta La Vista (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
General:
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Sidney Winslow (former owner, 1907-1958); Kenelm Winslow (former owner, 1958-1980); Olmsted Bros. (landscape architects); and Allen C. Haskell (horticulturist).
"This garden is supposed to be low maintenance. In reality, this garden with its fourteen distinct areas, is unending, especially in the spring when everything needs some attention. And each spring a new gardening project is begun, with the help of Allen Haskell, the well-known landscape designer."
The original estate was subdivided in 1958 and the home was built by Kenelm Winslow, nephew of Sidney Winslow, the original owner. The original estate was designed by the Olmsted Bros. in 1909. The original property name was "Fernwood."
Related Materials:
Hosta La Vista related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35-mm slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 04010, Alfred Douglas, Winslow, S.W. Fernwood.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA144
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cf39fb72-7d2a-41dc-8172-41036e9bd097
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17585

Joseph Pope Winslow Diary

Author:
Winslow, Joseph Pope (farmer, carpenter)  Search this
Names:
Grantham, Dan  Search this
Grantham, George W.  Search this
Grantham, James Daniel  Search this
Grantham, Richard Ernest  Search this
Smith, Leanna Ann  Search this
Winslow, Kenelm  Search this
Winslow, Mary  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Missouri -- 1860-1870
Sweet Home (Mo.) -- 1860-1870
Date:
1876
Summary:
Xerographic copy of the diary of J. P. Winslow for 1876, and a typescript transcription of the diary. Several interesting and significant items have been included with the diary. Among them are the marriage certificate of Mary Winslow and Dan Grantham, copies of photographs of Joseph Pope Winslow and his family and of James Daniel Grantham and his, and copies of maps of the area where the Winslows lived.
Scope and Contents:
The collection encompasses a xerographic copy of the diary of J.P. Winslow for the year 1876, and a type script transcription of the diary. It was transcribed and indexed by George W. Grantham in 1991 and 1992. He is the great-grandson of Dan Grantham and Mary Winslow, Mr. Winslow's son in law and daughter, and the grandson of Richard Ernest Grantham, their son. Several interesting and significant items have been included with the diary. Among them are the marriage certificate of Mary Winslow and Dan Grantham, copies of photographs of Joseph Pope Winslow and his family and of James Daniel Grantham and his, and copies of maps of the area where the Winslows lived. George W. Grantham has also added several indices: of names appearing in the diary, of deaths mentioned, of places, things and events. A nine page excerpt of the Winslow genealogy traces J.P. Winslow's ancestry to Kenelm Winslow, born April 29, 1599 in Droitwitch, Worcestershire, England.

The diary entries are strictly factual. There are daily descriptions of the weather, references to work performed by Mr. Winslow and other family members, and other activities such as visits to town for shopping or social affairs, church attendance, and prices for commodities and for labor. Despite the omission of references to feelings or emotions a clear picture of the everyday life of a devout, hard working, upright man loved by his family and liked and respected by friends and neighbors emerges.

The importance of the weather and seasonal variations in the tasks involved in farm operations are very clear. Each daily entry begins with the weather the wind direction and a description r.e. pleasant, raining, snowing, very cold. The record of shopping trips to Sweet Home or other nearby towns includes commodity prices, for example, 1 gal. oil 254, 3 lbs. soda 254, 100 lbs. flour $2.80. Other entries include charges for carpentry ($5.50 for a sink, $5.75 for a coffin.)

Some entries are of special interest. Planting begins on April 1. On September 7 the property is assessed at $930, the tax rate is $1.00 per hundred. On September 20, Mary Winslow and Dan Grantham are married. The diary entry for that date is "WS cloudy in the forepart of the day but cleared up in the eve. I gathered peaches, Harvey came over in the p.m. We all went to the church at 5 o'clock to hear a lecture and see Dan and Mary married. 60 persons came here with us to supper. Had a good time." School starts on December 11 and closes March 11. There are more frequent mentions of church attendance at times other than Sunday during the winter months. The entry for Christmas day is "Wind NE snowed most of the day self and family went to meeting at 11 all the children here to dinner the boys finished hauling fodder this morning."
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Pope Winslow, a farmer and carpenter, owned and operated a farm outside Sweet Home, Missouri. He was born on September 28, 1819 in Cumberland County, Maine. He and Leanna Ann Smith were married September 18, 1843 in Springfield, Illinois. There were ten children, three of whom "died young", and seven of whom were living in 1876, the year of the diary. Six of these children were born in Quincy, Illinois, the youngest, Ruth, was born in Sweet Home, Missouri, the location of the Winslow farm, in 1871.

It is evident from the diary that Mr. Winslow was an upright and well respected, active member of the community with close contacts with a wide circle of friends and neighbors. While the diary makes no direct reference to either financial hardship or wealth there is an overall impression of a reasonable standard of living for the time and place maintained by farming and Mr. Winslow's carpentry.
Provenance:
Collection donated by George W. Grantham, September 4, 1992.
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:
Carpenters -- 1860-1870  Search this
Farmers -- 1860-1870  Search this
Carpentry -- 1860-1870  Search this
Agriculture -- 1860-1870 -- Missouri  Search this
Citation:
Joseph Pope Winslow Diary, 1876, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0467
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Joseph Pope Winslow Diary
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c8b070d1-7555-4b32-943f-a9b2099b4f46
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0467

The home medical library, by Kenelm Winslow, with the cooperation of many medical advising editors and special contributors

Author:
Winslow, Kenelm 1863-  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. illus., plates (part col.) ports. 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1907
Topic:
Medicine, Popular  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Call number:
RC81.W76X 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448804

Veterinary materia medica and therapeutics by Kenelm Winslow

Author:
Winslow, Kenelm b. 1863  Search this
Physical description:
2 pages ℓ., [iii]-viii, 857 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Materia medica  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Médicaments vétérinaires  Search this
Pharmacologie vétérinaire  Search this
Thérapeutique vétérinaire  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944317

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