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Burrowsville -- Brandon

Object Details

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GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ce842081-7ba4-437f-b071-922752011ace
General
The Brandon tract was patented by James Martin, a son of Sir Richard Martin, of England, who in 1616 was granted ten shares of land by the Virginia Company. The tract was named after the town of Brandon in Suffolk, England. In 1909, the landscape consisted of informal flower beds and tall trees--many of which were previously imported from the West Indies. A box hedge was at a height of four feet near the house on the north side. Box also bordered the garden walks, interlined with chains of cowslips and daffodils. Broad, grassy walks were located between lilac and althea hedges. By 1934, the gardens showed some rectangular and square divisions with paths bordered by old box. In the 1960s, Brandon Farm consisted of 4,500 acres, of which 1,500 was under cultivation. Twelve families lived on the property during this time, with 15 men employed.
Persons associated with the property include: John Martin (owner of land grant, 1616); John Sadler, Richard Quiney, and William Barber (former owners, 1637); Benjamin Harrison, II. (former owner, 1712); Nathaniel Harrison (former owner, 1720); Robert Williams Daniel (former owner, 1926);Thomas Jefferson (designer of additions and center for house, ca. 1765); and Arthur Shurcliff (landscape architect).
Former owner
Harrison, Nathaniel
Daniel, Robert Williams
Architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
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
Virginia -- Burrowsville
Brandon (Burrowsville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Prince George County -- Burrowsville
Topic
Gardens -- Virginia -- Burrowsville
Former owner
Harrison, Nathaniel
Daniel, Robert Williams
Architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
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Hollerith Family slide collection
Hollerith Family slide collection / Gardens and Sites / Virginia
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 VA010
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 has been featured in Brandon, Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, Incorporated, 1962), pp. 241-245. Garden has been featured in Alice B. Lockwood, ed., Gardens of Colony and State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934), pp. 80-84. Garden has been featured in "The House in Good Taste," The House Beautiful Vol. 64 No. 6 (December 1928), pp. 709-715. Garden has been featured in Edith Tunis Sale, ed., James River Garden Club, compiler, Historic Gardens of Virginia, (Richmond, Virginia: The William Byrd Press Inc., 1930), pp. 9-12. Garden has been featured in Edith Tunis Sale, ed., Manors of Virginia (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1909), pp. 149-158.
Scope and Contents
Folders include worksheets, brochures, 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
Brandon related holdings consist of 2 folders (38 35 mm. slides)
See others in
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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Record ID
ebl-1521747716617-1521747716748-5
Burrowsville -- Brandon
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