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Orange Maple Tree and Stone Wall, (painting)

Painter:
Greenwood, Joseph H. 1857-1927  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Worcester Historical Museum 30 Elm Street Worcester Massachusetts 01609
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71770941
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_154435

MS 3765 Letter to Henry Wetherbee Henshaw

Creator:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Menominee -- Midewiwin  Search this
Menominee -- Menstruation  Search this
Menominee -- Maple sugar  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
August 22, 1890
Scope and Contents:
Letter transmits "a short story relating to the origin of maple sugar" and "some words relating to the maple trees, etc.," giving an account of the Mid'e ceremonies among the Menominee Indians. Also "Notes [vocabulary] relating to Maple Sugar." 1890. Manuscript document. 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3765
Local Note:
The maple sugar story has not been located.
autograph letter signed
Topic:
Religion -- Menominee  Search this
Maple sugar -- Menominee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3765
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3765

Two Red Maple Leaves on Twig, (painting)

Painter:
Delano, Warren Jr.  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by National Archives and Records Administration 7th & Pennsylvania Avenue Washington District of Columbia
Located Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum 259 Albany Post Road Hyde Park New York 12538
Date:
1871
Topic:
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 34910115
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_283063

Sugar Maple - Autumn, (painting)

Painter:
Redfield, Edward Willis 1869-1965  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8B400620
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444253

A Grove of Maples in Autumn, (painting)

Painter:
Barrow, John Dodgson 1824-1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Skaneateles Library Association John D. Barrow Art Gallery Skaneateles New York 13152
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 37940235
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_49629

Gathering Sap -- Maple Sugar Making, (painting)

Painter:
Newell, Hugh 1830-1915  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Maryland Peabody Art Collection 350 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis Maryland 21401 Accession Number: P.I.10.72
Topic:
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60290073
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_69287

Making Maple Sugar in Vermont, (painting)

Painter:
Hope, James 1818/19-1892  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Life Foundation and Study Institute Watkins Glen New York 14891
Date:
Ca. 1850
Topic:
Landscape--Vermont  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 38410001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_50694

Maple Sugaring - A Scene in Vermont, (painting)

Painter:
Phelps, William Preston 1848-1923  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
United States Department of the Army West Point Museum West Point New York 10996 Accession Number: 12,954
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Vermont  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Maple Tree  Search this
Architecture--Domestic--Cottage  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Sleigh  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62310714
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_108203

Trip: Canada - U.S. West, 1927 - I

Collection Creator:
Bergman, Harry M.  Search this
Kahn family  Search this
Kahn, Kimberly  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Harry M. Bergman and Ruth Perl take a road trip across the country between August 23rd - November 4th, 1927, 900f, 16mm, b&w, silent, a compilation reel of two original reels of amateur shot film [handwritten title cards appear throughout] consisting of:

1. Reel 1 of 5, New York City to, 400f, begins August 23rd, 1927

Aug. 23 & 24, Niagra Falls from Luna Is. & views from deck of S.S. Keewatin thru Georgian Bay, Lake Huron & Lake Superior [Canadian Pacific Railway terminal]

Aug. 25, Saulte St. Marie Lock (1 Canadian & 4 American), Entering "Banff" Canadian Rockies [logging operation]

Aug. 28 & 29, Views of Mts. At Banff, Rundle Mt., Tunnel Mt. & Cascade Mt., Hot Sulphur Pool at Banff Springs Hotel, Stony Indians [feeding wild deer, bison, big horn sheep, hairy cattle and Indian village]

Aug. 30, Trout fishing in rapids of Spray River (Banff), Bus ride Banff to Lake Lodge, Johnsons Canyon, Lake Louise & surrounding mts. From Port of [Chat . . . .?][horses & horseback riding]

2. Reel 2 of 5, 500f, begins September 2nd, 1927

Sept. 2 & 3, Emerald Lake and Yoho Valley, Natural Bridge and Kicking Horse Canyon, The Great Divide, Moraine Lake and the Valley of 10 Peaks [bears, TAK AKK AVV Cabins, Moraine Lake Camp]

Sept. 4, C.P.R.R. Trip from Lake Louise to Vancouver, Spiral Tunnels, Connaught Tunnel thru Mount McDonald, Wonderful Observation Car

Sept. 4 & 5, Vancouver Scenes, Big Cedar, Douglas Fir & Freak Soft Maple Tree, Victoria Scenes showing Pendray's Gardens [totem poles, Mayfield]

Sept. 6, Seattle, Lake Washington Gov't. Canal Locks from Puget Sound to Union Lake, Great Northern Docks longest in the U.S., Seattle to Mt. Rainier [tugboat ALCO Ketchikan, bear]

Sept. 8, Mountain hike up Paradise Trail, Mt. Rainier Nat'l. Park, Ice caves in the glaciers [man feeding a chipmunk, Ruth feeding a chipmunk]

Sept. 9, Loop ride around Mt. Hood, Views from observation car Southern Pacific R.R., Portland to San Francisco, Mt. Shasta [chained bear drinking from a bottle, Mt. Shasta City]

Sept. 13, Views taken from Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods across The Golden Gate from San Francisco, "Crissy Flying Field", The City of San Francisco as viewed from the top of a hill in the center of the city [bi-planes at Crissy Field]
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Researchers may use videotape reference copies only.
Collection Rights:
The National Museum of American History may not authorize publication, reproduction, or distribution by a commercial, for-profit publisher, distributor, media producer, or film maker without the express permission of the Donors.

The term of the requirement for written authorization prior to third party, for-profit, commercial use will last 50 (fifty) years unless agreed to in writing by both the National Museum of American History and the Donors.
Collection Citation:
Kahn Family Film Collection, 1920s-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Kahn Family Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0722-ref97

Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers

Creator:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964  Search this
Names:
Grace Horne Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Finck, Furman J., 1900-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Williams, Nadia, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- description and travel
Date:
1887-1984
Summary:
The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New York area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

For clarity, Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams are referred to by their proper names throughout this finding aid.

Biographical information includes a membership card to the Rockport Art Association for Esther Williams and a biographical sketch of Esther Baldwin Williams

Personal business records include receipts for purchases of artwork by Esther Baldwin Williams, banking documents, exhibition entry forms and sales receipts for Esther William's works.

Correspondence includes incoming letters and drafts of outgoing letters. The majority of the correspondence is that of Esther Williams, including a considerable amount of letters to her parents. There are letters to Esther Williams from her friends Louis Eilshemius, Furman J. Finck, and Leon Kroll, and both Grace Horne Galleries and Kraushaar Galleries. Esther Baldwin Williams' correspondence includes personal letters from Maurice Prendergast.

Writings and notes include two diaries kept by Esther Baldwin Williams that date from 1892 until 1902 and cover her life in Paris and later in Boston. Some of the diary pages are illustrated with sketches. The series also includes scattered notes, including Charles Prendergast's Notes on Formula of Ebonizing Technique.

There are four sketchbooks, likely by Esther Baldwin Williams, of pencil and watercolor sketches of cats, babies and children, orchestral scenes, portraits, and architecture.

Scattered printed materials include a copy of Cezanne's Studio given to Esther Baldwin Williams by Maurice Prendergast, a copy of a family history by Nadia Williams, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.

There is one photograph of an unidentified work of art and a circa 1900 family photo album with mostly unidentified photos of babies, children, and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1979 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1966 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1887-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1892-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1900 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1883-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1920 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical Note:
Esther Baldwin Williams (1867-1964) and her daughter Esther Williams (1907-1969) were painters active in Boston, Paris, and New York City.

Esther Baldwin Williams was born Esther Mabel Baldwin on December 11, 1867 to a prominent Boston family of artists. She began her art education under her uncle Joseph Foxcroft Cole and worked with her cousin Adelaide Chase Cole. Adelaide and Esther shared a studio in Greenwich Village in 1888. The two cousins also traveled to Paris in 1877 and 1891 to paint. Esther Baldwin concentrated on portraiture and often painted the women in her social circle.

Esther Baldwin became engaged to Oliver Williams in 1898. They married and moved to 96 Beacon Street in Boston where they raised their children, Oliver, Thomas, and Esther. Around 1900, the Williams met Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Esther became a friend and patron of Maurice and the two shared a studio for some time and exchanged letters. Esther Baldwin continued to work in portraiture, focusing her work on her children and relatives and did not pursue a professional career. In addition to painting, Esther Baldwin and Oliver Williams inspired a passion for music in their children.

Born in 1907, Esther Williams inherited her mother's interest in the arts. Unlike her mother, she desired a professional career as a painter. She first studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston in 1925 and later went to Paris to study under Andre Lhote. Upon returning to the United States, she moved to New York City and enrolled with the Art Students League. She married Roland Joseph McKinney, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum.

Esther Williams is known for her portraits, paintings of flowers, circus and orchestra scenes, and for her impressionistic style. She was represented by Grace Horne Gallery in the 1930s and switched to Kraushaar Galleries in 1940.

Esther Baldwin Williams died in 1964. Her daughter, Esther Williams died shortly thereafter in 1969.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the papers of Esther William's husband Roland Joseph McKinney.
Provenance:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers were donated in two installments by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams in 1974 and by Nadia Williams, Esther Baldwin William's daughter-in-law in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.willesth
See more items in:
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willesth
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Memoir

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927 - 1927
Scope and Contents:
Based on diary, letters to his mother, written in 1973
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref256
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Ampelopsis cordata Michx.

Min. Elevation:
199  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Thickets and silver maple trees along creek by highway.  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A  Search this
Collector:
Gordon C. Tucker  Search this
Place:
Town Branch Creek at 18th st., Coles County, Illinois, United States, North America
Collection Date:
5 Jul 2010
Common name:
heartleaf peppervine
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rhamnales Vitaceae
Published Name:
Ampelopsis cordata Michx.
Barcode:
01242217
USNM Number:
3692131
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12802497

Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.

Min. Elevation:
122  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
On Sugar Maple tree  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Carol L. Kelloff  Search this
Place:
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge; along Refuge Visitors Dr. near jct of SR145, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Sep 2018
Common name:
oak mistletoe
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Loranthaceae
Published Name:
Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.
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Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14376452

Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.

Min. Elevation:
122  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
On Sugar Maple tree  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Carol L. Kelloff  Search this
Place:
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge; along Refuge Visitors Dr. near jct of SR145, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Sep 2018
Common name:
oak mistletoe
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Loranthaceae
Published Name:
Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14412304

Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.

Min. Elevation:
122  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
On Sugar Maple tree  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Carol L. Kelloff  Search this
Place:
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge; along Refuge Visitors Dr. near jct of SR145, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Sep 2018
Common name:
oak mistletoe
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Loranthaceae
Published Name:
Phoradendron leucocarpum var. leucocarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14412305

Fujiwara no Tadahira, number 26, from the series "One Hundred Poets, One Verse Each, as Explained by the Nurse"

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper, woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (sheet): 25.5 x 36.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1834
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
autumn  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Late Edo period (1716 - 1868)  Search this
mountain  Search this
courtier  Search this
maple tree  Search this
Japan  Search this
emperor  Search this
ukiyo-e  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
woodblock print  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2012.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 06: Hokusai: Mad About Painting
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2012.2

Dendrobium involutum Lindl.

Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Dead decayed branches of old maple tree  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
61 - South-Central Pacific  Search this
Collector:
J. W. Moore  Search this
Collection Date:
11 Dec 1926
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Orchidales Orchidaceae
Published Name:
Dendrobium involutum Lindl.
Barcode:
01965661
USNM Number:
3737785
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Flowering plants and ferns
Flora of Polynesia
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15082652

Diary entry with illustration of the constellations Gemini and Orion

Creator:
Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1968 Sept. 30
Topic:
Nature  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9033
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9033

Far Hills -- Teviot Farm

Former owner:
Turnbull, Arthur, Jr.  Search this
Turnbull, Arthur  Search this
Turnbull, Alice  Search this
Post, George B.  Search this
Garden designer:
Turnbull, Alice  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Sculptor:
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Teviot Farm (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, a written description, and a garden plan.
General:
The Teviot Farm house, part of which is an old quarry man's stone house, is situated on a west-facing hillside that slopes down to the North Branch of the Raritan River. The river view is the focal point of the house and gardens. The original landscape plan with walls, pergolas, and terraces, as well as much of the foundation planting, still existed unchanged in 1994. On a lower level, an English-type informal curving path with perennial borders leads from the pergola past a tool shed to the top of an old quarry and on into the woods. On the west, the large porch opens on a narrow grass terrace with two old maple trees edged by a low box hedge. A grass path below goes from the rose garden around to the south side of the house overlooking a pasture field which runs along the river.
Related Materials:
Teviot Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 35 mm. slides; 15 negatives)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ105
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden images by subject / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref794

Mendham -- Pitney Farm

Former owner:
Pitney, Jonathan  Search this
Pitney, James  Search this
Pitney, Desiah Thompson  Search this
Pitney, Mahlon  Search this
Pitney, Rebecca Chidester  Search this
Pitney, Mahlon, II  Search this
Pitney, Lucetta Cooper  Search this
Pitney, Henry Cooper  Search this
Pitney, Sarah Halsted  Search this
Pitney, John O. H.  Search this
Pitney, Roberta Ballantine  Search this
Pitney, Robert H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fiske, Howard  Search this
Landscape designer:
Stufano, Marco Polo  Search this
McNally, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pitney Farm (Mendham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Mendham
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, a narrative history of the property, photoprints, photocopies of articles about the garden, and additional information.
General:
This 12-acre site is what remains of a property that once included as many as 740 acres. Ten generations of the Pitney family have owned or occupied the farm since its acquisition around 1722. An 1854 oil painting of the farm depicts the farmhouse and outbuildings along with a fenced garden. This garden space remains relatively unchanged today and serves as a cutting garden. John O. H. and Roberta Ballantine Pitney, who owned the property from 1911 to 1942, laid much of the groundwork for the current gardens. They restored and enlarged the house and built a gazebo, tennis court, and swimming pool. Many of their early tree and shrub plantings still thrive today. During the 1930s a brick-walled garden was added to the west side of the property. During the 1960s the currrent owners added two gardens directly outside the home. The first was a St. Francis garden, with a small circular fountain pond adorned by a statue of St. Francis and surrounded by plantings such as azaleas and rhododendrons. The second, an enclosed "breakfast room garden" on the east side of the house, features ornamental trees and shrubs, including an espaliered dogwood Cornus kousa and a Rhododendron carolinianum. The current owners have also transformed the walled garden into a rock garden, built raised beds in the vegetable garden, added a wild flower and native plant walk outside the walled garden, and planted more than 5,000 seedlings. With its 250-year-old maple tree allée, three fruit orchards, and numerous specimen tree and shrub plantings, Pitney Farm is an important arboretum property as well as an American-style garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Jonathan Pitney (former owner, 1720s-1771); James and Desiah Thompson Pitney (former owners, 1771-1802); Mahlon and Rebecca Chidester Pitney (former owners, 1802-1834); Mahlon (2nd) and Lucetta Cooper Pitney (former owners, 1834-1863); Henry Cooper and Sarah Halsted Pitney (former owners, 1863-1911); John O. H. and Roberta Ballantine Pitney (former owners, 1911-1942); Robert H. Pitney (former owner, 1942-1944); Howard Fiske (landscape architect, 1966); Marco Polo Stufano (landscape designer, 1985); and John McNally (landscape designer, 1985).
Related Materials:
Pitney Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 35 mm. slides; 25 photoprints; 25 negatives)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Mendham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ074
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden images by subject / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref907

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