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Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Object Details

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GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6acef9df2-b2c4-4657-9f22-0853468e38b7
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).
Lighting
Burnaby, Frank
Former owner
du Pont, Pierre S.
Landscape architect
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-
Creator
Lewis & Valentine Company
Collection Creator
Hollerith family
Collection Photographer
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982
Collection Creator
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929
Collection Photographer
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985
Hollerith, Virginia
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Georgetown Garden Club
Place
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Topic
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
Lighting
Burnaby, Frank
Former owner
du Pont, Pierre S.
Landscape architect
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-
Creator
Lewis & Valentine Company
See more items in
Hollerith Family slide collection
Hollerith Family slide collection / Gardens and Sites / Pennsylvania
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.HOL, File PA011
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Hollerith Family Slide 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 featured in George E. Thompson, Sr., A Man and His Garden: The story of Pierre S. du Pont's development of Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania: Longwood Gardens, Inc.). Garden featured in Mac Griswold and Eleanor Weller, Golden Age of American Gardens (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Garden Club of America, 1991).
Existence and Location of Originals
Some 35 mm. slides copied from original sources located in Hagley Museum; Country Life (October 1937); Guidebook, 1976; Longwood Gardens; Southern Accents (winter 1987), p. 12; and Alfred Branam College, Dexter Press (1950).
Scope and Contents
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and 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
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].
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Record ID
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Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens
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