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Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1866-1959
1955-2  
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Container Listing

 

I. Personal Papers 1872-1947

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of her shooting trip to Scotland.
 

A. Biographical and Family Information

Scope and Content Note

Contains her birth certificate and papers belonging to her mother Mary Cadwalader Jones and her husband Max Farrand.
 

B. Garden Journal 1893-1895

Scope and Content Note

One bound volume of horticulture and gardening notes entitled, "Book of Gardening."
 

C. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and clippings related to the 1947 Bar Harbor fire.
 

D. Travel

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of her shooting trip to Scotland.
 

D. Travel

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of her shooting trip to Scotland.
 

D. Travel

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of her shooting trip to Scotland.
 

G. Drawing Exercises

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of drawings of geometric forms and classic orders. None of the exercises are signed. Also includes two pencil sketches of the grounds at Harvard by Leonard Bartlett, Jr.
 

Digital Images

 

Portrait of Beatrix Jones Farrand n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photograph
Dimensions: 3 x 3 inches
 

[portrait of Beatrix Farrand] n.d.

Physical Description: b/w photograph
Dimensions: 9 x 7 inches
 

Letter from Grafton M. P___, Yale University Service Bureaus 1947

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 9 x 7
 

Letter from J.H. Waring, Professor of Horticulture at University of Maine 1947

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 11 x 9 inches
 

The Original Cottage & Later Residence of the Jones Family, Foot of 82nd Street East River n.d.

Physical Description: print
Dimensions: 10 x 12 inches
 

II. Professional Papers 1910-1959

 

A. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Includes designs for her own monogram and correspondence with H. Leland Vaughn.
 

B. Writings/Lectures/Exhibits

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title when given.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a collection of about 30 typed manuscripts that were either presented as lectures or published as articles as well as photographic prints of her work that were included in the Architectural League of New York Exhibit and the A.I.A., Philadelphia Chapter, Exhibit.
 

C. Glass Lantern Slides

Scope and Content Note

Some of these slides were used with her lectures.
 

D. Associations and Committees

Scope and Content Note

Records relating to the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association and the Garden Club of America.
 

E. Awards

Scope and Content Note

Professional awards and certificates, including three gold prizes, from the Garden Club of America, the Garden Club Federation of Maine, and the Massachusetts Horticulture Society.
 

Digital Images

 

Landscape Architecture as a Profession for Women. Written for Vocational Conference at Bryn Mawr. 1916

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 11 x 8 inches
 

III. Office Records 1909-1932

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, photographs of statuary from an Italian vendor, and notes on projects.
 

IV. Project Records 1892-1954

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project, within subseries.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises the largest portion of the collection and contains project records for 110 commissions, including those related to Dumbarton Oaks, Hamilton College, Harvard University, Mount Desert Island Hospital, Oberlin College, Princeton University, and the White House Rose Garden. This series also contains a large number of Farrand's funerary designs, from entire cemetery plans to individual headstones (including her design for the headstone of President Theodore Roosevelt).
 

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

Project files include plant lists and correspondence.
 

B. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes a large number of small photographs Farrand or her assistant, Anne Baker, took of projects. The Clement Newbold Estate in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania is particularly well documented in large photographs.
 

C. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Contains topographic maps, site analyses, site plans, sketch details, perspective sketches, construction drawings, planting plans, and watercolor renderings. Collaborations with the architectural firms of Carrere & Hastings, Delano & Aldrich, Hunt & Chambers, Grosvenor Atterbury, Bertram Grosnevor Goodhue, and Frank W. Ferguson are included. There is also a watercolor of a garden niche at Land's End (later moved to the Mount, Edith Wharton's residence) by Ogden Codman, co-architect with Farrand of The Decoration of Houses.
 

Digital Images

 

Bliss (Robert W.), Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. 1925-1935

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Dumbarton Oaks.
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Washington (D.C.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Chubb (Percy), Dosoris, Long Island, New York 1900

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Long Island (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Coats (Alfred), Tanglewold, Bar Harbor, Maine, n.d. undated

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Tanglewold
Gardens--Northeastern States
Gardens--United States
Landscape architects--United States
Landscape architecture--Northeastern States
Women landscape architects
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Dartington Hall (Elmhirst), Totnes, Devonshire, England 1933-1938

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Dartington Hall
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Landscape architecture records

 

Delano (William A.), Syosset, Long Island, New York 1921

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Long Island (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Fahnestock (Harris), Lenox, Massachusetts 1910-1914

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Lenox (Mass.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Farrand (Beatrix), Reef Point Gardens, Bar Harbor, Maine 1914-1928

Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Reef Point Gardens
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Garrison (William R.), Tuxedo Park, New York 1896-1899

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Tuxedo Park (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Goelet (Robert), Glenmore, New York 1912-1916

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Glenmore (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Hale, G.E., Solar Laboratory, Pasadena, California 1928

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Landscape architecture records

 

Harkness (Edward S.), Eolia, New London, Connecticut 1919

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Eolia
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
New London (Conn.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Huntington (Henry E.), Library & Art Gallery, San Marino, CA 1930-1935

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Huntington Library & Art Gallery
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
San Marino (Calif.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Johnston (Laurence), Sussex, England undated

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Landscape architecture records

 

McCormick (Mildred), Bar Harbor, Maine 1923-1928

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Milliken (Gerrish H.), The Haven, Northeast Harbor, Maine 1925-1945

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

The Haven
Gardens--Northeastern States
Gardens--United States
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Landscape architects--United States
Landscape architecture--Northeastern States
Landscape architecture--United States
Women landscape architects
Northeast Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Mitchell (John K. III), Villanova , PA 1911-1912

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Villanova (Pa.)
Landscape architecture records

 

New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York 1915-1916

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
New York (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Newbold (Clement B.), Crosswicks, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 1901-1916

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Crosswicks
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Jenkintown (Pa.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Pierpont J. Morgan Library, New York, New York 1920-1928

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Pierpont Morgan Library
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
New York (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Pratt (George D.), Glen Cove, Long Island, New York 1914

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Long Island (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Riddle (J.W.), Farmington, Connecticut undated

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Farmington (Conn.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Rockefeller (John D.), Seal Harbor, Maine 1926-1950

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

The Eyrie Garden
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Seal Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens & Herbarium, Santa Barbara, California 1942

Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens and Herbarium
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Stotesbury (E.T.), Bar Harbor, Maine 1928-1931

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Straight, Willard D./Straight Improvement Co.; Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney (Mrs. L.K.), Old Westbury, Long Island, New York 1914-1932

Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Long Island (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Suburban House undated

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Suburban garden
Gardens--United States
Landscape architects--United States
Landscape architecture--United States
Women landscape architects
Landscape architecture records

 

Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Park, New York 1896

Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Tuxedo Park
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Tuxedo Park (N.Y.)

 

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1931-1934

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

University of Chicago
Gardens--United States
Landscape architects--United States
Landscape architecture--United States
Women landscape architects
Chicago (Ill.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1926-1927

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Vassar College
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Wharton (Edward and Edith), The Mount, Lenox, MA 1901

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

The Mount
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Lenox (Mass.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Whitney (Edward F.), Oyster Bay, New York 1906-1914

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Oyster Bay (N.Y.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Wilson (Woodrow), Washington, D.C. 1913-1916

Creator/Collector: Beatrix Farrand
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

White House
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Washington (D.C.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Witherell (Nathaniel), Greenwich, CT 1899-1900

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Greenich (Conn.)
Landscape architecture records

 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 1924-1937

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Marsh Botanic Gardens
Marsh Botanical Gardens
Yale University
Gardens--Northeastern States
Gardens--United States
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Landscape architects--United States
Landscape architecture--Northeastern States
Women landscape architects
New Haven (Conn.)
Landscape architecture records

 

V. Reef Point Papers 1942

Language of Material: English

Indexing Terms

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens and Herbarium
Landscape architects--Northeastern States
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Landscape architecture records

 

A. Reef Point Library, Maine

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of records relating to the administration of the Reef Point Library and grounds. Includes correspondence, financial records, library catalogs, annual reports, photographs, and plans.
 

B. Reef Point Library, U.C. Berkeley

Scope and Content Note

Consists of papers regarding the administration of Reef Point, Farrand's Estate in Maine, and its relocation to U.C. Berkeley in 1955.
 

Digital Images

 

[closeup of house] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[house through trees] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[house and path] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[porch and trellis] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[garden paths] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[plants and pond] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
 

[view with woman] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[house with ivy] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 7 x 9 inches
 

[path]

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photograph
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

Landscape Architecture - Reef Point Library Patricia Hochberg and Marcia Sigler n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

Greenhouse - Department of Landscape Architecture John Kollenbaum, Mai Arbegast, and students n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
 

[aerial photo of Reef Point house] n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: b/w photo
Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches
 

[Reef Point photos] n.d.

Physical Description: 2 b/w photos on heavy paper
Dimensions: 10 x 19 inches

Additional Note

Rutherford, M.J. Reef Point bequest
 

Letter to Sir William Wright Smith, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland 1953

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
Language of Material: English
 

Letter from A.E. Brower, Senior Entomologist, State of Maine Forest Service 1951

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
 

Letter from Robert Patterson n.d.

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: transcript
Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
 

Letter to Beatrix Farrand from Leland Vaughan 1957

Creator/Collector: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Physical Description: typescript
Dimensions: 11 x 19 inches
 

VI. Research Records 1910-1939

Scope and Content Note

Because Farrand's personal papers, professional papers, and the material from the Reef Point reference collection had been interfiled prior to the processing of the collection by the Environmental Design Archives, it is difficult to distinguish between material that was organized in these groups. In fact, it is possible that Farrand may not have made clear distinctions between these areas herself. As a result, reference material that may have originally been part of her personal papers, professional files, or the Reef Point Library, but can no longer be separated according to these categories, have been combined in this series, Research Records.
This series contains photographs, prints, postcards and other material Farrand collected on her travels and then assembled as a research collection.
 

A. Purchased Images

Arrangement

Arranged by location (country) if given or by type (e.g. architecture, garden, sculpture). Within these distinctions, photographs and prints are separated.

Scope and Content Note

Contains prints and photographs of European gardens and garden furniture, and hand-tinted images of American gardens.
 

B. Fine Art Etchings

Scope and Content Note

In the fine art horticulture print collection are works by Pannini (e.g., the Villa Lante) and Piranesi (e.g., a part of the Villa d'Este). French prints include those by Rigaud, and Israel Silvestre's views of Versailles. Also included is a series of vues optiques: popular viewing entertainment scenes including depictions of Constantinople, Rome, Spain, Germany, France, and Holland.
 

C. Postcards

Arrangement

Arranged by location (country) if given or by type (e.g. architecture, garden, sculpture).

Scope and Content Note

Document mostly European gardens and American architecture and landscapes.
 

D. Gravestone Rubbing

 

E. Clippings and Transcriptions of Articles

 

VII. Additional Donations

Physical Description: 2 volumes and letters.
 

A. Krall

Scope and Content Note

2 volumes and letters.
 

B. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Blueprints

 

C. Black House, Ellsworth, Maine

Scope and Content Note

Contains photocopies of correspondence. The originals are on file at the Black House Museum.