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Special Collections: Guide to the Ellen Louise Payson Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings

Arranged and described by Brenda Howitson Steeves
May 2010

Collection title: Ellen Louise Payson Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings
Collection number: MS 390
Dates of collection: 1913-1941 (inclusive)
Size of collection: 76 folders (ca. 525 drawings)
Provenance: Gift of Dr. Hugh Payson Robinson and Patricia Robinson in 1999
Restrictions on access and use: Collection kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Biography

Ellen Louise Payson, the daughter of Edgar Robinson Payson and Harriet Estabrook Payson, was born in Portland, Maine on November 12, 1894. Known in her personal and professional life as Louise, she trained as a landscape architect at the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women in Groton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Lowthorpe in 1916, Payson started work with landscape architect Ellen Shipman at her studio in Cornish, New Hampshire and later in Shipman’s office in New York. Payson also appears to have attended Columbia University’s School of Architecture from 1922 to 1923, perhaps as a tutee rather than an enrolled student. She later traveled extensively in Europe.

Payson established her own office in New York City in 1927 and gained widespread recognition for her designs for private estates in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Despite working primarily during the Great Depression, Payson received commissions of varying size and scope and documentation of seventy projects exists. She closed her office in 1941, first contributing to the war effort by working in 1943-1944 at Eastern Aircraft in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and then sailing for Lisbon as a volunteer relief worker. Later she returned to Maine, purchasing a farm in Windham. She continued to design gardens for friends and family in Maine and to work on the design of her own farm.

Louise Payson died on June 8, 1977 while on a cruise in the Mediterranean.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of ca. 525 architectural drawings made or used by landscape architect Louise Payson. Included are landscape plans, contour drawings, planting plans, and detail drawings of fences, garden paths, gates, terraces and outbuildings. There are also photographs of a few of the finished projects. Most of the drawings were done in the 1920s and 1930s primarily for clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, with a few for clients in Maine, Massachusetts and Missouri.

The plans are arranged alphabetically by name of client. Within each folder they are arranged chronologically with undated plans coming last. Some folders include drawings by architects who designed the houses on the estates; among these are designs by R. Clipston Sturgis, Mott B. Schmidt, S. Merrell Clement and Leigh French among others.

Folder List

Folder

1 Adriance, Vanderpoel, Williamstown, Mass.

Pla[n]ting plan for Dr. Vanderpoel Adriance, Williamstown, Mass., undated

2 Armour, William

Plan of parterre garden for Mr. William Armour

3 Beadleston, Mrs. C. Perry, Hewlett, Long Island, N.Y.

Planting plan for front of driveway on the estate of Mrs. C. Perry Beadleston at Hewlett, Long Island, April 22, 1930

Plan for a flagstone terrace at the home of Mrs. C. Perry Beadleston, Hewlett, Long Island, April 24, 1930; revised April 25

Plan of flagstone walks to replace existing paths, Aug. 25, 1930

4 Bird, Maynard S., Fairfield, Conn.

Map of property of Maynard S. Bird, Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 1926

Map of property of Maynard S. Bird, Esq., Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 1926, July 1927

House in Fairfield, Conn. for Maynard S. Bird, Esq. The office of R. Clipston Sturgis, Architect, Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, ‘26

Construction of gardens, Maynard S. Bird, Esq., Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 1927 revised [plan mounted on board]

Walls for house terraces on the estate of Maynard S. Bird, Esq. at Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 2, 1927

Layout plan for cutting garden on the estate of Maynard S. Bird, Esq. at Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 6, 1927 [plan marked “Void”]

Layout plan for cutting garden on the estate of Maynard S. Bird … Sept. 19, 1927 [plan mounted on board]

Entrance court layout on the estate of Maynard S. Bird, March 15, 1928

Garden steps on property of M.S. Bird, April 15, 1928 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Plan of early tulips in parterre gardens, Maynard S. Bird, Sept. 1928

Layout for rose & formal gardens at Mon Repos, Maynard S. Bird, Sept. 6, 1928

Rose garden, Maynard S. Bird, Oct. 1928 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

F. S. D. lattice fence, Maynard S. Bird, Oct. 5, 1928

[Untitled], Maynard S. Bird, Oct. 8, 1928 [partial plan only]

Full-size details showing baluster, wood pier, coping on the south terrace at “Mon Repos,” Nov. 28, 1928

Low fence between rose and main gardens, Jan. 15, 1929 [plan mounted on board]

F. S. D. scroll on coping, April 11, 1929

Maynard S. Bird, Esq., Fairfield, Conn., undated [plan mounted on board]

“Mon Repos,” the estate of Maynard S. Bird, Esq., Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Conn., undated [7 photographs mounted on board, framed]

General grading plan for the property of Maynard S. Bird, undated

South terrace elevation of wall and ballustrade [sic], undated

Planting for step terrace on the estate of Maynard S. Bird, undated

Details of lattice, undated

[Four untitled details, undated]

5 Bird, Maynard S.

General tree & shrub plan for the estate of Maynard S. Bird, March 1928

6 Bird, Maynard S.

Plan of early tulips in parterre gardens, Sept. 1928

7 Bird, Maynard S.

F. S. detail, urn on trellage posts; F. S. D. section on center line, Nov. 15, 1928

8 Bird, Maynard S.

Planting plan of rose garden, Feb. 1929

9 Bird, Maynard S.

Lilac planting on the estate of Maynard S. Bird, April 1, 1929 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

10 Bird, Maynard S.

Shrub planting plan for Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Bird, September 1929

11 Blanchard, W. Scott, Hewlett, N.Y.

Map of land situated at Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett, Nassau County, N.Y., surveyed Mch. 1927 by Frank Asbury, C.E., Huntington, N.Y.

Layout and planting plan for the property of W. Scott Blanchard, Esq. at Hewlett Bay Park, Long Island, April 5, 1928

Garden planting plan on property of W. Scott Blanchard, April 28, 1928

W. Scott Blanchard … Garden fence and pergola plan, Oct. 15, 1928

Garden for W.S. Blanchard, undated

[Untitled layout, undated]

12 Bradley, Mr. & Mrs. Albert, Greenwich, Conn.

Paving for entrance court, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bradley, Greenwich, Connecticut, June 1938

Topography on property of Albert Bradley, July 26, 1938. S. E. Minor & Co., Civil Engineers, Greenwich, Conn. [2 copies]

Bath houses for estate of Albert Bradley, Scheme A, Feb. 20, 1939

Bath houses for estate of Albert Bradley, Scheme B, Feb. 20, 1939 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Planting plan for Mrs. Albert Bradley, April 4, 1940

Property of Albert Bradley, undated

Planting plan of tulips garden of Mrs. Albert Bradley, undated

Layout plan for garden of Mrs. Albert Bradley, undated

Sketch plan for the garden of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bradley, Mayfair Lane, Greenwich, undated

Planting plan for cutting garden … Mrs. Albert Bradley, undated

Planting plan of shrubs, Albert Bradley, undated

Layout plan for cutting garden, undated

Bath houses for Mrs. Albert Bradley. Phelps Barnum, architect, New York, undated

[Layout plan near bath houses, undated]

[Untitled layout plan, undated]

13 Brown, Mrs. Phillip M., Princeton, New Jersey

Sketch plan for the garden of Mrs. Phillip M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., June 1928

14 Brown, Mrs. Phillip M., Princeton, New Jersey

Residence for Mrs. P.M. Brown, Princeton, N.J. Full size interior details of loggia. Mott B. Schmidt, architect, N.Y.

Correspondence, sketches, July 27, 1928 from Matthews Construction Co., Princeton

Layout plan for courtyard & garden on property of Mrs. Phillip M. Brown at Princeton, New Jersey, revised Aug. 6, 1928

Design for brick paving, garden of Mrs. P.M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., Aug. 14, 1928

Wooden bench for Mrs. P.M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., Sept. 18, 1928

Pool on terrace, Mrs. P.M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., Sept. 19, 1928

Tree and shrub plan for Mrs. P.M. Brown at Princeton, N.J., Sept. 19, 1928

Picket fence, Mrs. P.M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., Sept. 19, 1928

Bulb plan for the enclosed garden, Mrs. Philip [sic] M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., Dec. 1928

Planting plan for the enclosed garden of Mrs. Phillip Marshall Brown, Princeton, N.J., March 29, 1929

Rose trees for Mrs. Phillip M. Brown, Princeton, N.J., undated

Drying yard, boundry [sic] fence and wall on the property of Mrs. Phillip M. Brown at Princeton, N.J., undated

Planting plan of border on the property of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip M. Brown at Princeton, N.J., undated

15 Brown, Mrs. Phillip M., Williamstown, Mass.

Construction plan for the garden of Phillip M. Brown, Esq., Williamstown, Mass., August 1929

Planting plan for vines on the estate of Mr. & Mrs. P.M. Brown at Williamstown, Mass., May 27, 1930

General planting plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Phillip M. Brown at Williamstown, June 1930

Detail of garden fence for Mrs. Phillip Marshall Brown, Williamstown, Mass., May 1935

Wood border for flower beds for Mrs. Phillip Brown, “Brownfields,” Williamstown, Mass., May 13, 1937

Brick wall to match existing wall, Mrs. P.M. Brown, undated

Seat details for Mrs. P.M. Brown, Williamstown, Mass., undated

Plan for development of farm, Mr. & Mrs. Phillip M. Brown, Williamstown, Mass., undated

16 Brown, Mrs. Phillip M., Williamstown, Mass.

Planting plan of phlox borders for Mrs. Phillip Marshall Brown, “Brownfields,” Williamstown, Mass., May 7, 1937

17 Brown, Mrs. Vernon H., Eldred, New York

Garden for Mrs. Vernon H. Brown, Oct. 9, 1940

Garden for the cottage, Mrs. Vernon H. Brown, Oct. 9, 1940

Details for garden of Mrs. Vernon H. Brown, May 1941

[Untitled plan of garden, undated]

18 Burlingame, Mr. and Mrs. Roger, West Redding, Conn.

General layout of estate of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Burlingame, West Redding, Conn., Aug. 1938

Planting suggestions for the place of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burlingame, undated

Planting plan of garden, undated

19 Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrill, Bernardsville, New Jersey

Additions and alterations to residence of C. Merrill Chapin, Jr., Esq., Bernardsville, New Jersey, Nov. 10, 1936; Dec. 2, 1936; Jan.26, 1937. Eugene W. Mason, architect, N.Y.

Plot plan indicating swimming pool, June 14, 1937. Eugene W. Mason, architect

Contour, topographical study of property lately acquired by Mrs. C.M. Chapin at Bernardsville, N.J. from the estate of Richard Stevens, dec’d, July 1, 1937. Office of F.S. Tainter, Engineers.

General landscape plan for Mr. & Mrs. C. Merrill Chapin, Jr., July 21, 1937; revised Oct. 5, 1937

Construction plan for garden of Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrill Chapin, Jr., Aug. 12, 1937

Planting plan for estate of Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrill Chapin, Jr., Aug. 13, 1937; revised Oct. 5, 1937

Layout plan of courts and roads for the estate of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, Feb. 8, 1938; revised May 2, 1938

Tree and shrub planting plan for the estate of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, March 5, 1938

Sketch plan of vegetable and cutting garden for the estate of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, March 9, 1938; sketch 2, 3, 7

Planting plan of flower borders for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrill Chapin, March 17, 1938

Sketch plan of vegetable and cutting garden for the estate of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, March 25, 1938

Planting plan – section around garage and plan of vegetable and cutting garden for the estate of Mrs. Charles Merrill Chapin, April 7, 1938

General grading and road plan for the estate of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, Dec. 3, 1937; revised April 26, 1938

Planting plan of flower borders, garden of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, Sept. 1938

Entrance gates, Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, May 1939

[Sketch of house], undated

Garden wall, Mrs. Charles Merrill Chapin, undated

Block paving for entrance court, Mrs. C. Merrill Chapin, undated

Suggested design, lily pool garden for Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, undated [2 plans]

Upper terrace planting plan for garden of Mrs. Charles M. Chapin, undated

Two untitled plans, undated

20 Clement, Harold T., Elma, N.Y.

Contour map, H.T. Clement, Town of Elma, N.Y. A.S. Kuster, Feb. 1928 [2 copies]

Map showing general topography of land owned by H.T. Clement, town of Elma, N.Y. A.S. Kuster, surveyor, April 1928; rev. June 1928

Profile along cl [contour line?] of road; property of H.T. Clement, Esq. at Elma, N.Y., June 1928

The road plan on the property of H.T. Clement, Esq., Elma, N.Y., July 1928

Profile along cl [contour line?] of road, property of H.L. Clement, Esq. at Elma, N.Y., July 1928

Grading around house on the estate of Harold Clement, Esq., Jan. 16, 1930; revised Jan. 22, ’30.

General planting plan for the property of Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Clement at Elma, New York, Aug. 1930; revised Sept. 10, 1930

Profiles of grading on the property of Harold T. Clement, Esq. at Elma, New York, undated

21 Clement, Stuart H., East Aurora, N.Y.

Residence for Stuart H. Clement, Esq., East Aurora, New York, Nov. 26, 1926, S. Merrell Clement, architect, New York [2 copies]

General layout plan for the grounds of Stuart Clement, Aug. 1927

Tree & shrub planting plan for the property of Stuart Clement, Esq. at East Aurora, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1927 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Three untitled, undated plans

22 Crimmins, Col. and Mrs. Thomas, Noroton, Conn.

Construction details of lattice in garden, Co. and Mrs. T. Crimmins, March 1931

Construction details for the pergola, Col. and Mrs. Thomas Crimmins, Mar. 1931

23 Cutler, Gerald I., New Canaan, Conn.

First floor plan, residence for Gerald I. Cutler, Esq., New Canaan, Conn., Nov. 15, 1936, Perry M. Duncan, designer, New York

Layout plan for property of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cutler, April 9, 1937

Planting plan for property of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cutler, April 29, 1937

Preliminary plan of walls, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Cutler, undated

24 Francke, Mrs. Albert, Lawrence, Long Island, N.Y.

Preliminary design plan for the garden of Mrs. Albert Francke, Lawrence, Long Island, traced from original sketch, May 26, 1931

Entrance drive for Mrs. Albert Franke, Lawrence, L.I., August 1933 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Untitled survey, undated. Quentin F. Disher, lic. land surveyor, Woodmere, L.I., N.Y.

Preliminary sketch plan for the garden of Mrs. Albert Francke, Lawrence, Long Island, undated

Untitled plan, undated

25 Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W., Greenwich, Conn.

Topography of property of Margaret W. Gardner, Greenwich, Conn., Nov. 7, 1935. S.E. Minor & Co., civil engineers, Greenwich, Conn.

Residence for Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, Pecksland Road, Greenwich, Conn., Aug. 26, 1936. Mott B. Schmidt, architect, N.Y.

General landscape scheme for Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, April 1938; garden added June 28, 1938

Layout and planting plan of terraces for the residence of Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, April 1938

Planting plan of border for Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, April 28, 1938

Brick wall on terrace for Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, June 1938

Stone seat for Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Gardner, June 1938

26 Gardner, Mrs. Henry, Princeton, N.J.

Design for the terrace, Mrs. Henry Gardner at Princeton, N.J., Nov. 12, 1929

Gardner terrace, undated

Untitled plan, undated

27 Gorham, Dr. and Mrs. L.W., Loudonville, N.Y.

Garden plan for Dr. L.W. Gorham, Loudonville, N.Y., August 25, 1927. Alling S. DeForest, landscape architect, Rochester, N.Y.

General plan for Dr. L.W. Gorham, Loudonville, N.Y., August 26, 1927. Alling S. DeForest, landscape architect, Rochester, N.Y.

Construction details for terraces, Dr. L.W. Gorham, Loudonville, N.Y., revised June 29,1929; revised March 5, 1930

Incomplete plan for the grounds of Mrs. L.W. Gorham, revised Aug. 1929; revised March 1939

Planting for the terraces, property of Mrs. L.W. Gorham, Loudonville, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1931; revised April ‘31

Revised terrace planting for Mrs. L.W. Gorham, Loudonville, N.Y., April 1937

[Plan] for Dr. L.W. Gorham, Oct. 11, 1946. Norman R. Sturgis, architect, Albany, N.Y.

28 Gossler, Phillip, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.

Planting plan for Mr. Phillip Gossler, Westbury, Long Island, undated [2 plans]

29 Greenleaf, Lewis S., Jr., Loudonville, N.Y.

Plot plan, res. for L.S. Greenleaf, Jr., Loudonville, N.Y.11/18/29; revised 1/14/30. Adams & Prentice, architects, New York

Residence for L.S. Greenleaf, Jr., Oct. ’29; revised 1/14/30. Adams & Prentice, architects, New York [5 plans and elevations]

Addition to residence, L.S. Greenleaf, Jr., Dec. 1937. Adams & Prentice, architects

Tree, shrub, vine planting for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Greenleaf at Loudonville, New York, August 1930 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Roadside planting for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Greenleaf, August 1930

Detail planting plan for garden and dining terrace, Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Greenleaf, Aug. 1930

Design for paving off dining porch, Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Greenleaf, Sept. 10, 1930; planting added Apr.9, 1937

Planting plan of shrubs for Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf, Jr., August 1939

Espalier for three niches, Mrs. L.S. Greenleaf, undated

Construction detail for terrace for residence of Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf, undated

Planting plan of garden, Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf, Jr., undated

Plan of planting around fore-court for Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Greenleaf, undated

Shrub planting plan of garden for Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf, undated

30 Hargraves, Gordon S., Gladwyne, Pa.

Plot plan, Gordon S. Hargraves, Sept. 7, ‘33. Office of Grant M. Simon, architect, Philadelphia, Pa.

Hargraves plot, undated [ink drawing and blueprint]

Sketch plan for Mr. & Mrs. Gordon S. Hargraves, undated

31 Harriman, W.A., Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y.

Plot plan, undated. James W. O’Connor, architect, New York

Topographical survey for the estate of W.A. Harriman, Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1930. G. Clifton Sammis, complete landscape service, Huntington, L.I. [3 copies]

Sketch for Mr. and Mrs. Harriman, Oct. 15, 1930

General grading plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman at Sands Point, L.I., Nov. 5, 1930; revised Nov. 20, 1930

Construction plan of dooryard garden for Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman, Nov. 5, 1930; revised Nov. 24, 1930; Dec. 1, 1930

W.A. Harriman, Esq., Nov. 14, 1930

High fence details, fence between pool and turn-around, Dec. 15, 1930

Construction details of low-garden fence for Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman, Dec. 19, 1930

Perennial planting plan for the garden of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman at Sands Point, Long Island, Feb. 1, 1931

General tree and shrub planting plan for the Sands Point property of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman at Port Washington, L.I., Feb. 1931; revised March 27, 1931

General plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman, July 23, 1931 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Children’s house on the property of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harriman, undated

Playhouse, estate of W.A. Harriman, undated [2 sketches]

Six untitled, undated sketches

32 Hilts, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin R., Greenwich, Conn.

Alterations and additions to house of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Hilts, Creamer Hill, Greenwich, Ct., July 3, 1935. W. F. Dominick or Drummond[?], archt.

Preliminary sketch plan for the grounds of Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, Greenwich, Conn, Oct. 1935

Grading and construction plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, Nov. 1935

Plan of entrance gate and wall for Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, undated

Detail of entrance gate, Feb. 1936

Detail of well house, July 1936

Plan for turnaround proposed for Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, undated

Detail of terrace for Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, Round Hill, Greenwich, Conn., undated

Plan for proposed backaround for Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Hilts, undated

33 Hilts, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin R., Greenwich, Conn.

Planting plan for Mrs. Erwin Hilts, Greenwich, Conn., Sept. 1936

34 Planting plan for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Hilts, Greenwich, Conn., undated [pencil sketch and blueprint]

35 House of Mercy, Valhalla, N.Y.

Suggested development for the grounds of House of Mercy at Valhalla, N.Y., No 1 & 2, Dec. 1931

House of Mercy at Valhalla, N.Y., tracing of topography, March 10, 1932

House of Mercy, Valhalla, undated

Five untitled, undated plans

36 Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. Burton H., Greenwich, Conn.

First floor plan, residence for Mr. & Mrs. Burton H. Jackson, Old Mill Road, Greenwich, Conn., Nov. 11-12, 1935. N.S. Barney, C.E., architect

Preliminary plan for grounds of Mr. & Mrs. Burton Jackson, undated

Construction plan of terrace, March 1936

Design for paving on terrace, undated

37 Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh, Greenwich, Conn.

Topography on property of H. W. Jackson, Greenwich, Conn., June 7, 1937. Office of S.E. Minor & Co., Inc., civil engineers, Greenwich, Conn.

General grading and landscape plan for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. [Hugh Jackson], Greenwich, Conn., July 28, 1937; Oct. 10, 1937; Feb. 10, 1938

General construction and layout plan of gardens and terraces, etc. for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jackson, Feb. 15, 1938

Brick pattern – flower room terrace, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jackson, Greenwich, Conn., June 1938 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Planting plan for trees, Hugh Jackson, Greenwich, Conn., undated

Untitled, undated plan

38 Johnson, Mrs. Robert W., Princeton, N.J.

Flower border for Mrs. Robert W. Johnson, Princeton, N.J., May 1935

Planting plan of wild garden for Mrs. Robert W. Johnson, undated

39 Jones, Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury, Far Hills, N.J.

General landscape plan for Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Far Hills, New Jersey, May 28, 1937

Construction plan for garden of Mr. & Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Far Hills, N.J., July 1937

Planting plan for the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, July 1937; revised Oct. 14, ’37 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Construction detail of arbor for Mr. & Mrs. Maury Jones, Aug. 1937

Garden gate for Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Sept. 15, 1937

Planting plan for Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Sept. 20, 1937

Sketch plan and elevations of garden house for Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Feb. 16, 1938

Garden house for Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Mar. 8, 1938

Planting plan of border garden of Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, March 11, 1938

Planting plan of trees & shrubs, Mr. and Mrs. C. Maury Jones, Pluckemin, N.J., May 1939

Approximate levels and distances of field bounded by post and rail fence ... estate of C. Maury Jones, 10-21-39. Henry W. Alward, Bernardsville, N.J.

North elevation, undated

Plan of laundry yard, C. Maury Jones, Pluckemin, N.J., undated

Seven untitled, undated plans

40 Kane, Mr. and Mrs. John P., Locust Valley, Long Island, N.Y.

Perennial plan for the garden of Mrs. John P. Kane at Locust Valley, L.I., Sept. 1929

Shrub and bulb plan for the garden of Mrs. John P. Kane at Locust Valley, L.I., Sept. 1929

General plan: the property of John P. Kane, Esq., Locust Valley, Long Island, undated

Terrace and garden walls on the estate of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kane at Locust Valley, undated

Tree and shrub planting plan for area around house and gardens, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kane, Locust Valley, Long Island, undated

Estate of John P. Kane, Esq., Locust Valley, Long Island, N.Y. [seven photographs mounted on board; two photos dated 3/20/30]

41 Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P., Mackay Island, N.C.

Proposed planting plan, J.P. Knapp, Esq., Mackaye Island, Munden (?), Va., Feb. 9, 1924. Wadley & Smythe.

General landscape plan for the garden of Mrs. Joseph P. Knapp, Mackay Island, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1938 [pencil sketch and copy]

Construction details of brick walks, steps, and paved areas for the property of Mrs. Joseph P. Knapp, Mackay Island, North Carolina, Feb. 3, 1938

Bulb plan for Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Knapp, Mackay Island, North Carolina, June 1938

Planting plan for the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Knapp, Mackay Island, North Carolina, undated

42 Knight, Harry F., St. Louis, Missouri

Plot plan, new residence for Harry F. Knight, Esq., new country club grounds, St. Louis County, Missouri, issued for estimate 5-25-29. S. Merrell Clement, architect, New York [3 copies]

General grading plan, Harry F. Knight, Esq. at St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 6, 1929

General planting plan for the estate of Harry F. Knight, Esq. at St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 1929

Planting of north façade, Harry F. Knight, Esq., Nov. 1929

Planting of south façade, Nov. 1929

Bulb planting of south façade, June 1930

F. Knight, Esq., undated [4 sketches of house]

Paving, Knight, no. 1-4, undated

Iron support for vine in the garden of Harry F. Knight, Clayton, Mo.

Five untitled, undated sketches

43 Laughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ledlie, Princeton, N.J.

Terraces and gardens on the property of Mr. and Mrs. Ledlie Laughlin, at Princeton, New Jersey, Nov. 1931

44 Montague, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore C., Greenwich, Conn.

Planting plan of trees, shrubs and vines, Mr. & Mrs. T.C. Montague, Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 1938

Construction plan of garden for Mr. & Mrs. T.C. Montague, March 8, 1940

Planting plan of rose garden for Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Montague, April 1940

Gardens for Theodore C. Montague, Oct. 14, 1940

General landscape plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. T.C. Montague, undated

Planting plan for garden of Mrs. T.C. Montague [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Details of fence and arbor, residence, T.C. Montague, Esq., undated

45 Montgomery, Mrs. E. Shaw, New York, N.Y.

Roof garden for Mrs. E. Shaw Montgomery, 111 East 56th Street, New York City, April 1928

Mrs. E.S. Montgomery, design for bench, Sept. 13, 1928

Construction plan for a roof garden at No. 111 East Fifty-Sixth St., undated

46 Munn, Mr. & Mrs. John R., Princeton, N.J.

First floor plan, proposed alteration & addition to house of John R. Munn, Esq., Princeton, N.J., undated. Leigh French, Jr., architect, New York

General plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Munn, June 15, 1930

Alternative plan, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Munn, undated

47 Nelden, Mr. & Mrs. Robert, Ridgewood, N.J.

Planting plan of flower border for Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nelden, Ridgewood, N.J., April 1935

48 Oakley, Mr. & Mrs. John, Falmouth Foreside, Maine

Grading plan for the estate of John Oakley, Esq., Falmouth Foreside, Me., Aug. 28, 1929; entrance drive corrected Sept. 28, 1929; shrub areas and corrected grades, Feb. 21, 1930; garden corrected Oct. 1, 1930

General plantig [sic] plan for the estate of John Oakley, Esq., Falmouth Foreside, Me., Feb. 1930

Planting at main entrance gate on the estate of John Oakley, Esq., Feb. 15, 1930

Construction plan for garden on the property of Mr. and Mrs. John Oakley, Sept. 1930; revised Oct. 25, 1930

Details for garden fence, John Oakley, Esq., Oct. 24, 1930

Perennial planting plan for the garden of Mr. and Mrs. John Oakley, Feb. 1931

Planting plan for the grounds adjacent to the residence, John Oakley, Esq., undated

One untitled, undated plan

49 Oliver, Judith B., Ogunquit, Maine

Oliver: Plan of land of Marjorie O. Reynolds, Ogunquit, Wells, Me., July 21, 1930. Libby & Dow, Eng’rs [mounted on board]

Suggestions for design for the property of Miss Judith B. Oliver at Ogunquit, Wells, Maine, Aug. 7, 1930 [2 copies]

General construction plan for the terraces, Miss Judith B. Oliver, Ogunquit, Me., Aug. 22, 1930

General planting plan for the property of Miss Judith B. Oliver at Ogunquit, Maine, May 1931

Plan of circular over-look by brook, Oct. 1936

General planting plan for the property of Miss Judith B. Oliver, undated

Plan of garden fence for property of Miss Judith Oliver, undated

Full size details of fence – cap, rail, etc., Miss Judith Oliver’s garden at Ogunquit, undated

50 Payson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S., Manhasset, Long Island, N.Y.

Planting plan for the winter garden on the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Payson, Sept. 1928

Estate of Charles S. Payson, Esq., Manhasset, Long Island [9 photographs mounted on board; two photos dated Payson ‘29]

51 Pearson, Mr. & Mrs. A.W., Westport, Conn.

Sketch plan for estate of Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Pearson, Westport, Conn., undated [2 copies]

Grape arbor for Mr. A.W. Pearson, Nov. 1935

Stone seat and terrace for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, May 1937 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Sketch plan for estate of Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Pearson, undated

Planting plan of border, Mrs. A.W. Pearson, undated

52 Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Shohola, Pa.

Planting for terrace on the property of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Proctor at Shohola, Pa., Oct. 1, 1931

53 Renshaw, Alfred, Loudonville, N.Y.

Garden house for Alfred Renshaw, Esq., Loudonville, N.Y., 2/1/28. Norman R. Sturgis, architect, Albany, N.Y.

Landscape work for Alfred Renshaw, 1/17/29. Norman R. Sturgis, architect.

Landscape work for Alfred Renshaw, 6/6/29. Norman R. Sturgis, architect.

Dimensioned drawing for rose garden, Mr. Alfred Renshaw, Sept. 1929

Alternate design for the rose garden, Mr. Alfred Renshaw, Sept. 1929

Grading plan for A. Renshaw, Esq., Sept. 21, 1929.

Planting plan showing lilac walk and perennial border on the estate of Alfred Renshaw, Oct. 2, 1929

Planting plan for lilac walk for Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Renshaw, Albany, New York, Jan. 1930

Planting plan for the forecourt, estate of Mr. Alfred Renshaw, Loudenville [sic], New York, Nov. 1929; revised 3/5/30

Planting detail section 1 for the wild garden on the property of Mrs. and Mrs. Alfred Renshaw, 4-6-31

Section 2: detail of wild garden, Alfred Renshaw, undated

Renshaw house, steps at north end of laundry yard, undated

Renshaw garden, undated. James Greenleaf, landscape arch’t

General design plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Renshaw at Loudonville, New York, undated

Wild garden planting plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Renshaw, undated

Three untitled, undated plans

54 Renshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, Darien, Conn.

Plan showing contours on property owned by Paul Renshaw at Darien, Conn., Aug. 31, 1927. Bromfield, engineer and surveyor, Stamford, Conn.

Estate of Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Darien, Conn., Sept. 15, 1927

Proposed development for the estate of Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Darien, Conn., Sept. 16, 1927

North west front section, grounds, residence Paul Renshaw, Darien, Conn., undated. W. Palmer, arch’t.

Front elevation [of residence], undated

55 Renshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, New Canaan, Conn.

Grading & road plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., 11/20/36

Plan of walls for garden court, Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., March 1937

Planting plan for areas near gardener’s cottage and kennels, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., May 1937

General layout plan for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., May 17, 1937

Planting plan of terraces, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., Sept. 8, 1937

Tree and shrub planting plan along drives, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., Feb. 28, 1938

Plan of brick walls for the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Jan. 25, 1938; revised April 18, 1938

Grading & road plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., Nov. 1939

Plan of retaining walls for garden of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., Oct. 1937; revised Nov. 26, 1939

Construction plan for Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Construction plan of terrace for Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Planting plan of garden for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Planting plan [section between house and road], estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Construction plan of terrace for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Grading plan at gardener’s cottage, undated

Plan of entrance gates, estate of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, New Canaan, Conn., undated

Three untitled, undated plans

56 Renshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, Noroton, Conn.

Roadside planting for Mr. Paul Renshaw at Noroton, Nov. 7, 1927

Perennial planting for the terrace and border for Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw at Noroton, Conn, Nov. 12, 1927 [ink sketch and blueprint]

Details of pergola for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw at Noroton, Conn., Dec. 5, 1927

Detail for ends of rafters on pergola, Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Noroton, Conn., Dec. 31, 1927

Detail of pool on property of Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Noroton, Conn., June 25, 1928

Bulb plan for the garden of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw at Noroton, Conn., Aug. 20, 1928 [ink sketch and blueprint]

Detail of seat for garden of Paul Renshaw, Esq., Halter Ridge Road, Noroton, Conn., Jan. 15, 1929

Alteration on house, Paul Renshaw, Esq., April 1929

New service court for Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Noroton, Conn., Aug. 1, 1929 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Layout for cutting garden on the property of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., Jan. 1930

Revised planting for lower border, Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., Feb. 1930

Planting for cutting garden on the property of Paul Renshaw, Esq. at Noroton, Conn., Feb. 1930

Hedge layout for Paul Renshaw, April 19, 1930

General design plan for the property of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., 4-7-31

General planting plan of trees and shrubs for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., April 1933

Planting plan of shrubs for Mr. & Mrs. Paul Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., April 1933

Brick pattern for terrace, Mr. & Mrs. P. Renshaw, Noroton, Conn., undated

57 Renshaw: Three unidentified plans

58 Russell, Mrs. Charles H., Northport, Long Island, N.Y.

Map of land of Mrs. Charles H. Russell situated in the village of Northport, Suffolk County, N.Y., 10/20/28. Original survey by C.P. Darling; subsequent surveys and monumenting by Hauk Asbury, Huntington, N.Y.

Topographical survey for Mrs. C.H. Russell, Northport, L.I., Sep. 1929. G. Clifton Sammis, Huntington, L.I.

Planting plan for the garden of Mrs. C.H. Russell, Northport, L.I., Dec. 1929

Perennial planting plan for the garden of Mrs. Charles H. Russell at Northport, Long Island, Jan. 1930

Planting outside garden fence on the estate of Mrs. Charles Russell, July 1930 [ink sketch and blueprint]

A bird bath for the garden of Mrs. Charles H. Russell at Northport, Long Island, July 1930 [ink sketch and blueprint]

Window lattice on the estate of Mrs. Charles Russell, July 1930

Preliminary design for the property of Mrs. C.H. Russell, undated

Construction plan for the garden of Mrs. C.H. Russell, undated

Fence and arbor, Mrs. C.H. Russell, undated

Full size details, fence for Mrs. C.H. Russell, undated

59 Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ben, New York, N.Y.

Construction plan for garden, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Smith, 109 East 64th, New York, N.Y., July 1936

60 Spadea, Mr. and Mrs. James V., Buck’s County, Pa.

Preliminary sketch for the development of the farm, Mr. & Mrs. James V. Spadea, Bucks County, Penn., undated [pencil sketch and blueprint]

Planting plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. James V. Spadea, Buck’s County, Pa., undated

Design for paved walk for Mrs. J.V. Spadea, undated

One untitled, undated sketch

61 Streeter, Edward, Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y.

General sketch plan for the development of the property of Mr. Edward Streeter, Mr. John C. Holt, Jr. at Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y., April 1923

Edward Streeter, Great Neck, Long Island, Oct. 19, 1928

Contour survey for Mr. Edward Streeter, Great Neck, L.I., March 1929

Outline dimensions of proposed additions to residence of Edward Streeter, Esq., Great Neck, Long Island, undated. Almus Pratt Evans, architect, 101 Park Ave., New York

Sketch of seat for tennis court, Ed. Streeter, Great Neck, undated

Ed. Streeter, undated

62 Tattersall, Mr. & Mrs. S. Leslie, Princeton, N.J.

Topographical map for Mr. & Mrs. S. Leslie Tattersall, borough of Princeton, township of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J., March 1930. Peter E. Pranis, land surveyor, Princeton, N.J.

General plan for the property, Mr. and Mrs. S. Leslie Tattersall at Princeton, New Jersey, June 1930 [2 copies]

63 Terry, Jesse L., Princeton, N.J.

Layout of walls, property of Jesse L. Terry, Esq. at Princeton, N.J., Mar. 8, 1928

Planting plan for trees & shrubs on the estate of Jesse L. Terry, Esq., Princeton, N.J., April 1928

Elevation from drive, proposed tennis house of the Jesse L. Terry estate, Oct. 25, 1928 [architect’s name undeterminable]

Planting plan of flower borders for Mrs. Terry, Princeton, N.J., April 1937

Plan of garden and walls, undated

Planting plan for Mrs. Terry, Princeton, N.J., undated

Mrs. Terry, Princeton, N.J.

Back of brick tea house, undated

64 Tooker, Dr. Norman B., Princeton, N.J.; Williamstown, Mass.

Revised plan of the garden of Dr. Norman B. Tooker at Princeton, N.J., March 1928; revised April 13

Pergola on the garden terrace, Dr. Norman B. Tooker at Princeton, N.J., Jan. 24, 1929

Gates for the garden of Mrs. Norman Tooker at Princeton, N.J., July 1930

Flower bed arrangement on the estate of Dr. Norman B. Tooker at Williamstown, Mass., Nov. 15, 1928

Perennial garden on the estate of Mrs. Norman Tooker, Williamstown, Mass., April 17, 1929

[List of flower plants and shrubs], undated

Untitled, undated plan

65 Townsend, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick, Loudonville, N.Y.

Map of premises of Frederick Townsend, Loudonville, Albany Co., N.Y., undated

Dimension plan for the preliminary grading of the flower garden, property of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Townsend, Albany, N.Y., Oct. 21, 1913. Marian C. Coffin, landscape architect, N.Y.

Garden of Mr. & Mrs. F. Townsend, Albany, N.Y.: dimension plan, Drawing # 1 & 2, Sept. 1915. Marian C. Coffin, landscape arch., N.Y.

Preliminary sketch plan of a garden for Mr. & Mrs. Townsend at Albany, N.Y., June 1930

General construction plan for the courtyard, Mrs. F.A. Townsend at Loudonville, New York, Feb. 1931 [ink sketch and blueprint]

Detail of paving in the courtyard garden of Mrs. F.A. Townsend at Loudonville, N.Y., Feb. 1931

Untitled planting plan, May 1932 [ink sketch and blueprint]

Sketch plan of terrace for Mrs. Frederick Townsend, Loudonville, N.Y., March 1939

Planting plan of shrubs for Mrs. Fredrick [sic] Townsend, Albany, N.Y., undated [ink sketch and blueprint]

Three untitled, undated plans

66 Van Santvoord, Mr. and Mrs. J.G., New Rochelle, N.Y.

Planting plan for Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Van Santvoord, New Rochelle, New York, Aug. 4, 1937

67 Warburg, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald, Jericho, Long Island, N.Y.

General grading plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Jericho, Long Island, Oct. 1937

General landscape plan for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Jericho, Long Island, Oct. 11, 1937

Grading plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Jericho, Long Island, Nov. 22, 1937; revised Dec. 9, 1937

Plan of entrance court for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Dec. 10, 1937

Construction plan of terraces for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Nov. 22, 1937; revised Dec. 9, 1937, March 3, 1938

Construction plan of north terrace for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, Dec. 14, 1937; revised March 3, 1938

Construction plan of garden court for the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, March 31, 1938

Planting plan for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warburg, May 25, 1938

Untitled, undated plan

68 Weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Louis, Cedarhurst, Long Island, N.Y.

Background planting for sunken garden, undated

Entrance drive planting, undated

69 Werly, Mr. and Mrs. Glen, Chappaqua, N.Y.

General grading plan, residence of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Werly, Chappaqua, New York, Sept. 1937 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

General planting plan for Mr. and Mrs. Glen Werly, Chappaqua, New York, Sept. 1937 [pencil sketch and blueprint]

70 White, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M., Jr., Laurelton, Long Island, N.Y.

A.M. White, Esq., Surveyed May 1935, C.P. Darling, A.J. Edwards, Inc., engineers & surveyors, Huntington, N.Y.

House for A.M. White, Jr., Esq. at Laurelton, L.I., N.Y., 1935, Plans 99A, 100, 104, 105. Kimball and Husted Architects, New York City

Sketch plan for the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. White, Jr., Laurelton, L.I., Jan. 1936

Plot plan, A.M. White, Jr., undated

Three untitled, undated plans

71 White, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M., Jr., Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.

Sketch plan for estate of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. White, Jr., Oyster Bay, L.I., March 1936 [3 copies]

Planting plan for Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. White, Jr., Oyster Bay, Long Island, undated

Planting plan for Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. White, Jr., Oyster Bay, L.I., undated [pencil sketch and blueprint]

72 Whitman, Mrs. Eben E., Cedarhurst, Long Island, N.Y.

Planting plan for Mrs. Eben E. Whitman, Cedarhurst, Long Island, undated

73 Winston, Garrard, New York, N.Y.

Construction plan of garden at 5 & 7 East 92nd St., New York City, Dec. 1934

Planting plan for garden of Garrard Winston, East Ninety-Second St., New York City, undated

74 Miscellaneous plans

Plan for flagstone pavement, Mr. Paul Synnott, Stamford, Conn., undated

Wall niche for Mrs. W.F. Jones, Princeton, N.J., undated

A plan for the redivision of flower beds, April 1933

Grading plan for grandstand at Hoyt Field, the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct., May 13, 40. S. Merrell Clement, archt., 101 Park Ave., N.Y.

Plan of wall fountain, undated

Details for terrace and garden at residence on 65th St., New York City, undated

75 Untitled, undated plans

76 Poster: The University of Maine: The Ellen Payson Landscape Horticulture Scholarship Fund [established in 2000]

 

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