Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1866-1959

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Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1866-1959

Collection number: 1955-2

Environmental Design Archives

College of Environmental Design
230 Wurster Hall #1820
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-1820
Phone: (510) 642-5124
Fax: (510) 642-2824
Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
URL: www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection
Date (inclusive): 1866-1959
Collection Number: 1955-2
Creator: Farrand, Beatrix Jones
Extent: 16 cartons, 22 boxes, 1 half box, 6 flat boxes, 5 card file boxes, 20 flat file drawers
Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design
College of Environmental Design
230 Wurster Hall #1820
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-1820
Phone: (510) 642-5124
Fax: (510) 642-2824
Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
URL: www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives
Abstract: The collection consist of personal and professional papers, records of Farrand's work as a landscape architect, and records relating to the Reef Point Library.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1955-2, Environmental Design Archives, College of Environmental Design

Related Collections

Title: Beatrix Farrand Library Collection,
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Library
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Title: Horticulture Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: (Lot 5453),
Contributing Institution: University Herbarium Office,
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Title: Beatrix Jones Farrand Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: (IV A-4 BJF),
Contributing Institution: Harvard University Arboretum
Cambridge, MA
Contributing Institution: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Studies in Landscape Architecture
Washington, DC
Contributing Institution: Library and Herbarium at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara, CA

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Dumbarton Oaks.
Princeton University.
Reef Point Gardens
Garden structures.
Gardens--Europe--Pictorial works.
Landscape architects--Northeastern States.
Landscape architecture--Northeastern States.
Women landscape architects.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Beatrix Jones Farrand in 1955, as part of the Reef Point Library records.

Biography

Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959)
Beatrix Farrand, the first noted woman landscape architect of her generation, was born in New York City on June 19, 1872. Her father, Frederick Rhinelander Jones, came from a wealthy family of Dutch and English ancestry. Her mother, Mary Cadwalader (Rawle), was a Philadelphia debutante. Beatrix Farrand was, in her words, "the product of five generations of garden lovers." Her grandmother owned one of the first espaliered fruit gardens in Newport, Rhode Island. As a child, Beatrix observed the laying out of the grounds of Reef Point, her parents' summer home at Bar Harbor, Maine. Reef Point was later the site of one of the most ambitious projects of her career.
Tutored at home, Farrand frequently traveled abroad with her mother and with her father's sister, the writer Edith Wharton. The novelist aided her niece and sister-in-law financially after the Joneses were divorced (sometime before Beatrix was twelve). Mary Cadwalader Jones acted as a part-time literary agent for Wharton, and managed the New York assembly balls for a number of years. She was a close friend of writer Henry James and often entertained other distinguished writers and artists.
As a young adult, Farrand was invited to study horticulture and live for several months at Holm Lea, the estate of Charles Sprague Sargent, near Brookline, Massachusetts. Sargent, the founder and first director of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, introduced Jones to the principles of landscape design. Although she developed her own philosophy of design, she always followed Sargent's early advice "to make the plan fit the ground and not twist the ground to fit a plan."
Furthering her education, Farrand traveled to England and continental Europe to study traditional gardens. Her studies with Sargent and her travels through Europe were the extent of Farrand's landscape training. There were no formal schools of landscape architecture prior to 1900, when Harvard opened a program that was limited to men.
Farrand returned to New York in 1895 and opened a landscape design office. Within a short time she established a distinguished list of clients and could count among her patrons on Long Island and in Maine Edward Whitney, Willard Straight, and J. P. Morgan. For nearly fifty years, she was consulting landscape architect for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's garden at Seal Harbor, Maine. In 1899 Farrand joined Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Eliot, and others in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects.
An early influence on Farrand was William Robinson, the English landscape architect and author of The Wild Garden. She also admired the work of the celebrated English landscape gardener Gertrude Jekyll who, like Robinson, advocated the use of wild and native materials. Her lifelong associate, the landscape architect Robert Patterson, later wrote that Farrand's work had a "freedom of scale," "a subtle softness of line and an unobtrusive asymmetry."
Farrand's reputation for thoroughness and certainty of approach gained her a wide assortment of private and public landscape commissions. Among her major projects were Dartington Hall, an English estate of more than 2,000 acres, and the Graduate College gardens at Princeton University. At Yale, beginning in 1923, Beatrix Farrand designed the Memorial Quadrangle gardens and, in cooperation with the departments of botany and forestry, established a maintenance program that long remained in effect. She designed the West Rose Garden of the White House for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, and served as landscape consultant to Vassar College, the University of Chicago, Oberlin College, the California Institute of Technology, and Occidental, among other universities.
Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C., is among Farrand's most acclaimed projects. Working closely with her friend Mildred Bliss, who was herself an imaginative gardener, she transformed what had once been a farm into a unique garden that incorporated characteristics of traditional French, English, and Italian garden designs. Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, a diplomat, purchased the property in 1920, and the gardens evolved under Farrand's direction over the next twenty years. "Never...did Beatrix Farrand impose on the land an arbitrary concept," wrote Mildred Bliss. "She 'listened' to the light and wind and grade of each area." Of all her designs, only the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks survive essentially unchanged.
Keeping a small office in New York, Farrand traveled constantly among assignments in Maine, New York, and Washington, supervising the planting and construction of her garden designs. Over her fifty-year career, Farrand designed approximately 200 gardens. She received many awards, including the Garden Club of America Medal of Achievement (1947) and the New York Botanical Garden Distinguished Service Award (1952).
In 1913, Beatrix Jones married Max Farrand, a noted authority on Benjamin Franklin, the author of several books on American constitutional law, and chairman of the Yale University History Department. In 1927 her husband became director of research at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, but the Farrands made their home principally at Bar Harbor. Beatrix Farrand devoted the last years of her life to Reef Point Gardens, a project she and her husband had begun in the early 1920s. Designed for both scholarly and experimental purposes, Reef Point ultimately included a test garden of native flora, a library (which included the original garden plans of Gertrude Jekyll), and an herbarium. By 1945, the year that Farrand's husband died, the library was regarded as one of the best sources on the history of garden design.
In 1955, concerned about the survival of Reef Point Gardens following Bar Harbor's refusal to grant it tax-exempt status, Farrand transferred the contents of her large collection of fine art prints and horticulture books, the herbarium, and her own correspondence to UC Berkeley's Department of Landscape Architecture.
Beatrix Farrand died at Bar Harbor in 1959.
Sources:

Balmori, Diana; McGuire, Diane Kostial; and McPeck, Eleanor M. "Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes: Her Gardens and Campuses" (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1985).
Brown, Jane. "Beatrix: The Gardening Life of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959" (New York : Viking, 1995).
Iovine, Julie V. "The Impeccable Gardener," American Heritage, June-July 1986, pp. 67-77.
Salon, Marlene. "Beatrix Jones Farrand: Pioneer in Gilt-Edged Gardens," Landscape Architecture, Jan. 1977, 69-77

Scope and Contents Note

Beatrix Jones Farrand donated a large collection of material to U.C. Berkeley's Landscape Department in a series of gifts beginning in 1955. The donation consisted of drawings and papers relating to Farrand's practice as a landscape architect and material she collected for her Reef Point Library. The library contained a large number of books on landscape design, prints of gardens, and the project records of other landscape and garden designers such as English landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll and American garden architect Mary Rutherford Jay. The donation was originally housed in Agriculture Hall except for a few very valuable or delicate books, which were stored at the Bancroft Library. When the Landscape Department and the collection moved to Wurster Hall in 1964 and the became part of the College of Environmental Design (C.E.D.), the Reef Point book collection was added to the C.E.D. Library holdings. Plans, prints, photographs, and correspondence were placed in the C.E.D. Documents Collection (now the Environmental Design Archives). Because the Jekyll and Jay material constituted collections in themselves, they were separated from the Farrand records and treated as their own collections. At some point, probably at the time of the relocation of the Department to Wurster Hall, Farrand's plant samples were given to the Horticulture Collection at the University Herbarium Office.
The Farrand collection is arranged in seven series. Personal Papers consists of Farrand's diary, student drawings, records of her travels in Europe, family records, and photographs. Professional Papers contains awards, association memberships, and articles by Farrand. Also included in this series are the lecture notes and glass lantern slides she used in her talks on landscape architecture. Some of the slides are colorized to show urban landscapes with and without Farrand's proposed alterations.
The third and fourth series document Farrand's professional career. Office Records is a small series comprised primarily of correspondence. Project Records is the largest series and contains project files, photographs, and drawings. Some of the most well-known projects include Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., Dartington Hall in Devonshire, England, and Princeton University. Farrand documented most of her finished gardens with photographs, and therefore there is a fairly comprehensive collection of project photographs and negatives. Several larger project photographs were entered in exhibits; these are located in the Professional Papers series. In addition to numerous working drawings and planting plans, there are watercolor renderings of some designs.
The fifth and sixth series relate to Reef Point, Farrand's estate in Bar Harbor Maine and the research collection housed therein, the Reef Point Library. The Reef Point Records series documents the administration of the house, garden, and library and includes correspondence, planting plans, and acquisition and book lists for the library. There is also a limited amount of correspondence and photographs regarding the transfer and housing of the research collection at the University of California, Berkeley. Research Records is comprised of photographs and prints of gardens, architecture, natural landscapes, gates, and statuary, to name a few. Farrand collected the items on her trips throughout Europe and the United States. The size, medium, and value of the material vary greatly from miniature postcards, to large fine art prints. The final series, Additional Donations, has a small amount of information, primarily on the Black House. This series contains records acquired separately from Farrand's original donation.

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Farrand Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project, as well as shelf location and microfilming status, download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/farrand.xls . For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
The Project Index list is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project/Client Name (location, date, project type) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

  • * Abbe, Robert ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1901 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Acadia Park [see Rockefeller, John D., Jr.] ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1931 ; recreational )
  • * Apthorp, William F. ( Hulls Cove , ME ; 1906 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Augusta State Park ( Augusta , ME ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Ayer, J.C. ( Glen Cove, Long Island , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Ayer, Walter ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1924-1925 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Bahlmann, Anna ( Warrensburg , MO ; n.d. ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Baker, Charlotte ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1923 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bar Harbor Village Green and Athletic Field ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1922 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Beale, Mrs. William G. ( unknown , ; 1926 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Bell, Gordon ( Ridgefield , CT ; 1901 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bishop, Cortlandt F. ( Lenox , MA ; 1924-1925 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Black ( Ellsworth , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bliss: Casa Dorinda ( Santa Barbara , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Bliss, Robert W.: Dumbarton Oaks ( Washington , DC ; 1925-1935 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Bliss, William H. ( El Montecito , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bodman, E.C. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1900 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bowdoin, George S. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1902 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bowler, Robert P. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Braun, John F. ( Merion , PA ; 1915-1917 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bristol, Eugene S. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Byrne ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * California Institute of Technology ( Pasadena , CA ; 1928-1938 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Chubb, Percy ( Dosoris, Long Island , NY ; 1900 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Churston Development Co. ( Totnes, Devonshire, England , UK ; 1934 ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Coats, Alfred ( Bar Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Colt, Samuel G. ( Pittsfield , MA ; 1919-1924 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Corning, Edwin: Stoney Point ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Corning, Parker ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1923-1925 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Craisse, Albert ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Crane, Zenas ( Willbrook, Dalton , MA ; 1919-1924 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Cutting, Robert F. ( Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn , NY ; 1912 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Cutting, William Bayard ( Westbrook, Oakdale, Long Island , NY ; 1910 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Dakin, Henry D. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1922 ; funerary ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Dartington Hall (Elmhirst) ( Totnes, Devonshire, England , UK ; 1933-1938 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Delano, William A. ( Syosset, Long Island , NY ; 1921 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Derby, Richard ( Oyster Bay , NY ; 1921 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Disston, Jacob S. ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1926 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Drake, Francis E. ( 1923 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
  • * Dumbarton Oaks [see Bliss, Robert W., Washington, D.C.]
  • * Dunham, C. ( Irvington-on-Hudson , NY ; 1899-1900 ; residential )
  • * Dunham, E.K. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1898 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Dunn, Gano ( Sutton's Island, Hancock Co. , ME ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ph]
  • * Dunn, Gano ( White Plains , NY ; n.d. ; funerary ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Eddison, W.B. ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1930 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Eldridge, Roswell ( Great Neck , NY ; 1905-1930 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney [see Straight, Willard D./Straight Improvement Co.] ( Old Westbury, Long Island , NY ; 1914-1932 ; residential )
  • * Elmhirst, L.K. and Dorothy Whitney [see Dartington Hall] ( Totnes, Devonshire, England , UK ; 1933-1938 ; residential )
  • * Eolia [see Harkness, Edward S.] ( New London , CT ; 1919-1932 ; residential )
  • * Ethel Walker School ( Simsbury , CT ; 1919 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * Fabbri, E.G. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1903 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Fahnestock, Harris ( Lenox , MA ; 1910-1914 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Farnam, T.W. ( New Haven , CT ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Farrand, Beatrix ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1914-1928 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Farrand, Beatrix, home office ( New York , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Fisher, Samuel H.G. ( Litchfield , CT ; 1922-1929 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Flint, Sherman ( Islip Suffolk Co. , NY ; 1912 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Foster, Giraud ( Lenox , MA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Fraley, Bradford ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1926 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Garrison, William R. ( Tuxedo Park , NY ; 1896-1899 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Goelet, Robert ( Glenmore , NY ; 1912-1916 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Great Neck Green ( Long Island , NY ; 1922-1932 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Great Neck Library ( Long Island , NY ; 1925-1932 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Greenfield Hill Schoolhouse ( Greenfield Hill , CT ; 1898 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * Hale, G.E., Solar Laboratory ( Pasadena , CA ; 1928 ; educational ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Hamilton College ( Clinton , NY ; n.d. ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Hamilton, William P. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1927-1936 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Hamilton, William P.: Table Rock ( Sterlington , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hancy, Edward J. ( unknown , ; 1927 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Hanna ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1920 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Harkness, Edward S. ( Manhasset, Long Island , NY ; 1921 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Harkness, Edward S.: Eolia ( New London , CT ; 1919-1932 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Harkness, Edward S. ( Woodlawn Cemetery , NY ; 1929-33 ; funerary ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Harris, Henry F. ( Chestnut Hill , PA ; 1909-1911 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Haskell, Harry G. ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1931 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Hastings, Thomas ( Roslyn, Long Island , NY ; 1915 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hatfield, H.R. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1900 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hawkes, Morris ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1927-1928 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Henerdson, Edward C. ( unknown , ; n.d. ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Herter, C.A. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1904 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hill School, The ( Pottstown , PA ; 1922-1935 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Hoe, Richard M. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1921-1924 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hunt, J. Ramsay ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Huntington, Henry E., Library & Art Gallery ( San Marino , CA ; 1930-1935 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Iselin, C. Oliver ( Brookeville, Long Island , NY ; 1914 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Johnston, Laurence ( Sussex, England , UK ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • * Jones, Mary C. ( unknown ; 1935 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Kahn, Otto ( Suffolk Co. , NY ; 1919-1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Kane Memorial Bridge ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1928 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Kinnicutt, F.P. ( Woodlawn Cemetery , NY ; 1913 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Lawrenceville Cemetery ( Lawrenceville , NJ ; 1928 ; funerary ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Livermore, Philip W. ( Jericho, Long Island , NY ; 1911 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lodge, Henry C. ( Nahant , MA ; 1910-1911 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lych Gate ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1897 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Mahan, A.T. ( Quogue, Long Island , NY ; 1908 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Mann, S. Vernon ( Great Neck , NY ; 1918-1930 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Mann, S. Vernon, Jr. ( Nassau Co. , NY ; 1929 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Manville, H.E. ( Pleasantville , NY ; 1927-1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Maroke, James & Peterson, Fredrick ( New York , NY ; 1909 ; commercial / residential ) [Dr]
  • * Martin, Emma J. ( Spring Lake , NJ ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * McCormick, Mildred ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1923-1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * McCormick, Robert ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1926-1936 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * McCormick, Vance ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1927-1935 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Merion Cricket Club Golf Association ( Haverford , PA ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Milliken, Gerrish H.: Sterling Falls ( Armonk , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Milliken, Gerrish H. ( Greenwich , CT ; 1937 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Milliken, Gerrish H.: 723 Park Avenue ( New York , NY ; 1923-1930 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Milliken, Gerrish H.: The Haven ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1925-1945 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Milliken, Gerrish H. ( Woodlawn Cemetery , NY ; 1949 ; funerary ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Milliken, Margaret ( unknown ; 1939 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Miss Hillard's School for Girls ( Middlesbury , CT ; 1912 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * Mitchell, John K., III ( Villanova , PA ; 1911-1912 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Montgomery, Robert L. ( Villanova , PA ; 1912 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Moore, William S. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Morgan, J. Pierpont, Library ( New York , NY ; 1920-1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Morris, D.H. ( Glen Head, Nassau Co. , NY ; 1925 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Morris, Dave Hennen ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1919 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Mount Desert Island Hospital ( Bar Harbor , ME ; n.d. ; medical ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Mount, The [see Wharton, Edward and Edith] ( Lenox , MA ; 1901 ; residential )
  • * New Haven Hospital-Tuberculosis Annex ( West Haven , CT ; 1915-1916 ; medical ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * New Haven Parks Dept. ( New Haven , CT ; 1937 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * New York Botanical Garden ( New York , NY ; 1915-1916 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Newbold, Clement B. ( Jenkintown , PA ; 1891-1916 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Newbold, Thomas ( Hyde Park , NY ; 1912 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Northeast Harbor Tennis Club ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1932-1934 ; recreational ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Occidental College ( Los Angeles , CA ; 1937-1940 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Paige, Douglas W. ( Bellport, Long Island , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Palmer, Potter ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1928-1929 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Palomar Mountain Observatory Site ( Pasadena , CA ; 1938 ; educational ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Park, Trenor L. ( Harrison , NY ; 1897-1998 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women ( Ambler , PA ; 1931-1932 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * Perry, C.M. ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Peterson, Fredrick ( Shepang , CT ; 1921-1922 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Phelps Assoc. ( New Haven , CT ; 1923-1933 ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Philips ( N. Beverly , MA ; n.d. ; residential )
  • * Pratt, George D. ( Glen Cove, Long Island , NY ; 1914 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Princeton University ( Princeton , NJ ; 1913-1937 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Protestant Episcopal Cathedral ( Washington , DC ; 1902 ; religious ) [Dr]
  • * Pyne, M. Taylor ( Princeton , NJ ; 1914 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Pyne, Percy R. ( Roslyn, Long Island , NY ; 1925-1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Rawle, Henry ( Morristown , NJ ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Rawle, Henry ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1929-1930 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Read, William A. ( Harrison , NY ; 1909-1927 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Redmond, Geraldyn ( Tivoli , NY ; ca. 1911 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Richards, F.B. ( Scrivelsby, Blue Hill , ME ; 1919 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Riddle, J.W. ( Farmington , CT ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Roberts, Owen F. ( Simsbury , CT ; 1920 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research ( Plainsboro , NJ ; 1917-1921 ; medical ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Rockefeller, David ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1949 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Rockefeller, John D. ( Pocantico Hills , NY ; 1906 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Rockefeller, John D. ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1926-1950 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Rockefeller, John D.: Acadia Park (consultant) ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1931 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Atterbury, Grosvenor, Architect (Tompkins, John, Associated) [Dr]
  • * Rogers, Robert I. ( Beverly Hills , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Roland's Park Woman's [sic] Club, The ( Baltimore , MD ; 1905 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Roosevelt, Quentin & Coolidge, Hamilton ( Sagamore Hill Historic Site, Oyster Bay, Long Island , NY ; 1918 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Roosevelt, Theodore & Edith Kermit ( Young's Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Long Island , NY ; 1919 ; funerary ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Rowell, Frank B. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1917 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sampson, Charles E. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1927-1936 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens & Herbarium ( Santa Barbara , CA ; 1942 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Sargent, Alice ( Holm Lea, Brookline , MA ; 1930 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Satterlee, Herbert L. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1921-1939 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Scott, Edgar ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1901-1912 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Scott, Edgar ( Lansdowne , PA ; 1908-1909 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Seal Harbor Green [see Stebbins, Charles] ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1924 ; residential )
  • * Sears, J.M. ( Sothboro , MA ; 1913 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Slater, Elizabeth H. ( Newport , RI ; 1898 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sloane, William D. ( Elmcourt, Lenox , MA ; 1908 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * St. Paul's Church ( Red Hook , NY ; 1912 ; religious ) [Dr]
  • * Ste. Maguerite Salmon Club Riviere ( Tadousac, P. Q. , Canada ; 1932 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Stebbins, Charles: Seal Harbor Green ( Seal Harbor , ME ; 1924 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Stebbins, Charles & Mary Dow ( unknown ; n.d. ; funerary ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Stillman, C.C. ( Cornwall , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Stokes, Anson P. ( Darien , CT ; 1902 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Stotesbury, E.T. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1928-1931 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Straight, Michael ( Farifax Co. , VA ; 1942 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Straight, Willard D./Straight Improvement Co.; Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney (Mrs. L.K.) ( Old Westbury, Long Island , NY ; 1914-1932 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Straight, William D. ( London, England , UK ; 1914 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Strong, Charles E. ( unknown ; 1909 ; funerary ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Sturges, Rush ( Providence , RI ; 1923 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sturges, Rush ( South Kingston , RI ; 1936 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Suburban House ( residential ) [Dr]
  • * Taylor ( 1937 ; residential ) [Ph]
  • * Thacher, A.G. ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1922 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Thaw, J.C. ( Southampton, Long Island , NY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Tuxedo Park ( Tuxedo Park , NY ; 1896 ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Children's Tea House [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Courtyard [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Gate [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Plans & Surveys [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Project [Dr]
  • * Unidentified Projects [Ms, Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Residence ( residential ) [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Residence ( residential ) [Dr]
  • * Unidentified: Structures & Elements [Dr]
  • * University of Chicago ( Chicago , IL ; 1931-1934 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Van Alen, J.J. ( Newport , RI ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Vassar College ( Poughkeepsie , NY ; 1926-1927 ; educational ) [Dr, Ph]
  • * Warburg, Paul M. ( Hartsdale , NY ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Warburg, Paul M. ( Sleepy Hollow Cemetery , NY ; 1927-1932 ; funerary ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Warden, Clarence A. ( Haverford , PA ; 1912-1932 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Wharton, Edward and Edith: The Mount ( Lenox , MA ; 1901 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Wheeler, Charles ( Byrn Mawr , PA ; 1927-1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * White, Mrs. Stanford ( 1922 ; residential ) [Ph]
  • * Whitfield, Henry, State Historical Museum ( Guilford , CT ; 1932 ; governmental ) [Dr]
  • * Whitney, Edward F. ( Oyster Bay , NY ; 1906-1914 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Whitridge, Fredrick W. ( unknown ; 1916 ; funerary ) [Dr]
  • * Williams, F.W. ( New Haven , CT ; 1915-1916 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Williams, Harrison ( Bayville, Long Island , NY ; 1924-1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Williams, Nelson B. ( Bedford , NY ; 1923 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wilson, Woodrow ( Washington , DC ; 1913-1916 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Witherell, Nathaniel ( Greenwich , CT ; 1899-1900 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Yale University ( New Haven , CT ; 1924-1937 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Yarnall, Charlton ( Northeast Harbor , ME ; 1926-1927 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Young, A. Murray ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1917-1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Young, Marie H. ( Bar Harbor , ME ; 1944 ; funerary ) [Dr, Ph]

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.