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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
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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:

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.

Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?

Isabelle C. Greene Collection, 1980-1995

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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA011
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/kb6f82ef1b3-880f-45b5-aeba-bbcf3c824557
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16480

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
1930.
General:
Building a water garden.
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:
Construction sites  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Hand-railing -- Iron  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA011102
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ec4ef168-c8fb-4fb8-8b6d-8929eff4cd12
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16849

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
1930
Local Call Number(s):
17555
General:
Lewis and Valentine Collection. Shows the move of a large purple beech a distance of 15 miles under the direction of Ferrucio Vitale, Landscape Architect.
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:
Horses  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Houses  Search this
Men  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA011103
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62a1348c9-ca85-4967-adcf-05f16a67e2a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16850

Philadelphia -- Upper Bank

Provenance:
The Gardeners  Search this
Former owner:
Furness, Fairman  Search this
Thompson, Wirt  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher, 1885-1971  Search this
Horticulturist:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Photographer:
Bonsall-Shepard, Curt  Search this
Geltosky, Barbara  Search this
Thompson, Pamela  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Media
Upper Bank (Media, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 41 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 10 acre property was established in 1916 and features a wooded hillside that plunges into a natural creekside floodplain. Terraced gardens center around a renovated and expanded 1700s mill house and extensive masonry walls, steps, and walks. The property was founded by Fairman Furness, great-nephew of Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Originally operating as Upper Banks Nurseries, it was known for displaying large, rare plants. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele was introduced to the Furness after developing the landscape design for Graham Wood's estate. Furness and Steele collaborated to design these garden spaces and highlight rare plants, shrubs, and trees amongst the varying levels of terraces located throughout. Although more than a 100-year-old property, the current owners have maintained its history and classic design features.
The property features many stone hardscape elements. The entrance to the property is marked by stone gateposts with hand forged metal Yucca plants, constructed by sculptor Samuel Yellin. Through the gate is an allee lined with tulip-poplars and ash trees. A stone hexagon folly is situated on the south lawn between Ridley Creek and the gardens, nestled between ferns and Petasites, and the greenhouse is filled with succulents and orchids. A hand-cut stone wall built by Furness in the 1920s protects the perennial garden overlooking the creek. A portion of the stone wall was completely re-laid in 2014. Stone steps lead from the lawn down into the walled garden. At the top of the steps are two stone rabbit sculptures that mark the entrance to this area, with a matching pair of wrought iron Rhododendron gates at the bottom. Spanish steps leading to multiple grassy levels are framed by Heptacodium and rhododendron in the summer. Marble obelisks frame a group of red urns at the top of the steps. The Upper Bank Nursery Office, a small stone building built during the 1940s, is still located on the property. Another stone wall was built to connect the office to the brick pathway to Ridley Creek. A large arch in the wall supports a stone Cheshire cat sculpture. A 100ft. masonry arch bridge, named the "Furness Bridge," spans Ridley Creek. In the 1950s, a waterfall was constructed across Ridley Creek just east of the Furness Bridge.
This property is home to several notable trees including three Pennsylvania State Champions that were measured in 2019 and represent the largest of each species found in the state. These trees include a Firmiana simplex, Magnolia cylindrica, and Magnolia macrophylla. Also deemed notable by PA Big Trees are the Cornus controversa, Cornus kousa, and Stewartia monodelpha. An expansive west lawn features flowering forsythia, weeping cherry trees, magnolia stellata, and Petasites in the spring. A grove of native bamboo is located next to seed-grown weeping cherry trees that hover over sentinels of cryptomeria and chamaecyparis. Magnola grandifloras stand in front of the hillside garden. These trees were initially purchased by Furness after being commissioned by Congress for the Magnolia Tribute Garden near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, but remained on the property after funds fell through.
Persons associated with the garden include: Fairman Furness (former owner and garden designer (1916-1971); Wirt Thompson (former owner, 1971-2010); Fletcher Steele (landscape architect, 1930s); Pierre S. du Pont (horticulturist, 1920s and 1930s); Wirt Thompson (horticulturist, 1970s and 1980s).
This property is featured in Joseph R. Spadea, "Treated Like Family: Designers Go Extra Mile to Rehabilitate Old Pa. Spans," Roads and Bridges. (November 5, 2015).
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  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA503
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/kb62a5bbdd0-b6fd-43c7-89d6-fec0a9c61c59
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33235

Bois des Fosses

Photographer:
Bissell, Georgina W.  Search this
Creator:
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- Delaware -- New Castle County -- Rockland
Date:
1973
Local Call Number(s):
17556
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:
Box  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Urns  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DE038003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Delaware / DE DE038: Rockland -- Bois des Fosses
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ab6651c4-0248-4853-83b6-8552b8be52fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6184

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?

Isabelle C. Greene Collection, 1980-1995

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, File PA011
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb630e06052-5b48-4ead-ab51-ca7519a0e575
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref808

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Burnaby, Frank (lighting)  Search this
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General note:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, 1980-1995
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA011
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb631ffaa7d-4cf0-4b8e-96b6-3ce417f21ae2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref13847

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hollerith family  Search this
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982  Search this
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985  Search this
Hollerith, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.

Isabelle C. Greene Collection, 1980-1995

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Hollerith Family Slide Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HOL, File PA011
See more items in:
Hollerith Family slide collection
Hollerith Family slide collection / Gardens and Sites / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6acef9df2-b2c4-4657-9f22-0853468e38b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hol-ref456

Kennett Square -- Longwood

Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hamerman, Conrad  Search this
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Burle Marx, Roberto, 1909-1994  Search this
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
General:
Postcard circa 1907-1945.
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Ornamental shrubs  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File PA011
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62f137167-f879-4a70-9c05-7e092e701295
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1722

Portraits, Dup-Duz-includes photographs, press clippings, and news releases related to: Dushman, Saul (Dr.); Du Pont, Pierre S.; Dustan, Cyril (Dr.); Dutilly, Artheme A. (Rev.); Durrani, Ataullah; Durand, William Frederick (Dr.); Caspersson, Torbjoern ...

Container:
Box 7 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa90-105-refidd1e11199

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
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Rocks  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011096
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Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64172b720-d460-475b-aed8-ecc34cbfe4dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref33

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011098
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6db915a5a-f2a4-4b87-a1c6-e067872c6f0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref35

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011095
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63e652ce4-123c-4f72-afc6-7064fd9720e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref32

Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.

Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, File PA011
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60f6dc385-67b2-4172-b04f-a8d4ea087fb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref6

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Hanging plants  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011093
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b74a8598-e1f1-46e7-8566-6849614e00bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref30

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011099
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69b5af1e8-9257-4004-b48c-a08b64593b12
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref36

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
06/13/1990
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash. A gray, silver garden celebrating dry climate.
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.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011101
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69d050251-882d-4e50-a2d7-e1b401923751
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref38

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Containers  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Hanging plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011092
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61d06b53d-a548-4f64-8008-991a1cb61c05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref29

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011097
See more items in:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Isabelle C. Greene Collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA011: Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6182af2c9-08cb-4ba1-9411-2925d54ce22c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref34

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