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Aldie -- Oak Hill (VA)

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref18784
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb622a14d96-2fd3-407b-97b5-dbda8b733714
General
President James Monroe built Oak Hill as a retirement property in Loudon County in 1823. The plans are said to have been drawn by Thomas Jefferson. The property became a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
Persons associated with the property include: President James Monroe (former owner, 1831); Mrs. Gouveneur (former owner, 1831-1850); Colonel John Fairfax (former owner, 1850-); Dr. Quimby (former owner); Henry Fairfax (former owner), ?-1920); Frank Littleton (former owner, 1920-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeLashmutt (former owners, 1948-?); Thomas Jefferson (supposed architect); Captain James Hoban (designer, 1823); and Henry David Whitfield (architect of wing extensions, ca. 1920).
Former owner
Gouveneur, Mrs.
Quimby
Littleton, Frank
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mr.
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mrs.
Architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Designer
Hoban, James Capt
Former owner
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Oak Hill (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Topic
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie
Former owner
Gouveneur, Mrs.
Quimby
Littleton, Frank
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mr.
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mrs.
Architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Designer
Hoban, James Capt
Former owner
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
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Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File VA004
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
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.
Bibliography
Garden has been featured in Mrs. William R. Massie and Mrs. Andrew H. Christian, comp., Descriptive Guide Book of Virginia's Old Gardens (Garden Club of America), p. 83. Garden has been featured in Frances Archer Christian and Susanne Williams Massie, eds., Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, Incorporated, 1962), pp. 75-79. Garden has been featured in Roon Frost, "Oak Hill," in Early American Life (April 1984), p. 73.
Scope and Contents
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
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.
Related Materials
Oak Hill (VA) related holdings consist of 3 folders (3 glass lantern slides and 18 35 mm. slides)
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210187698-0
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