The Louis Smaus Collection spans the years c.1915-1922 and documents Smaus's career. The collection is one series: Project
records and Professional Papers, and consists of drawings, photographs, and blueprintsclippings, film reels and Kelley's personal
Louis Smaus (born 1885-died 1962) was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Slovakia. Smaus attended horticultural school
near Hamburg, Germany where he began his career working as a landscape gardener at Paul Hauber Baumschulen. Smaus emigrated
to the U.S. at age nineteen and found work, with a large firm in New York, as a landscape gardener of private and commercial
grounds. He was in charge of the greenhouses for five years at Lyndhurst, the Jay Gould New York estate. He and Marie Muller,
the Gould girls' governess, were married there.
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