Guide to the Harold Caparn Collection,
[ca. 1880s-1990s]

Collection Number: 8473

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Compiled by:
Joaquin Brito and Marcie Farwell
Date completed:
October 2015
EAD encoding:
Marcie Farwell, March 2015
Date modified:
Marcie Farwell, December 2015

© 2015 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harold Caparn collection, [ca. 1880s-1990s]
Collection Number:
8473
Creator:
Chamberlain, Oliver,
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, postcards, and publications.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and plans produced and collected by Harold Caparn. Also includes secondary materials relating and materials related to other members of the Caparn-Chamberlain family who were involved in horticulture, landscape design, and the arts, such as William John Caparne, Thomas John Caparn, and Rhys Caparn.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harold Caparn was a landscape architect who was active in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. He was born in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England and was educated at the University of London and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After arriving in the United States, he worked first in Pittsburgh and then, beginning in 1899, in New York. He consulted for the New York Zoological Park in the Bronx and designed parts of the landscape and Great Steps of the Bronx Zoo. He was among the first to teach landscape architecture at Columbia University, where he taught from 1911-1913. In 1912, he became the consulting landscape architect for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, working there for over thirty-two years and designing many areas of the site, including the Cranford Rose Garden, the Magnolia Plaza, the Osborne Garden, the Herb Garden, the Horticultural Section, and the Systematic Section (now called the Plant Family Collection). He also designed parks in Yonkers, Newark, and Manhattan, park-like spaces such as the Woodland Garden at the 1939 World's Fair and Lake View Cemetery in Ithaca, New York, as well as landscape designs for private estates. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1905 and was elected president in 1912.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and plans produced and collected by Harold Caparn. Also includes secondary materials relating to Harold Caparn such as photographs, postcards, and publications. In addition, the collection includes materials related to other members of the Caparn-Chamberlain family who were involved in horticulture, landscape design, and the arts, such as William John Caparne, Thomas John Caparn, and Rhys Caparn.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Chamberlain, Oliver,
Caparn, Harold A. (Harold ap Rhys), 1864-1945.
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997.
Caparn, Thomas John.
Caparne, William John, 1856-1940.

Subjects:
Landscape architects -- United States.
Landscape architecture -- United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Harold Caparn collection, #8473. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See related collections: William John Caparne painting, #8480, Thomas John Caparn watercolors, #8481, and Rhys Caparn drawings, #8482, in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Harold Caparn
Box 1
Family Photographs
Education and Career
Letters to Newspapers
Notes and Correspondence
Clients
Photographs of Work
Music Related
Secondary Materials
Series II. Rhys Caparn
Box 1
Biographical Materials
Exhibition Catalogs
Printed Material
Series III. Other Caparn Family Members
Box 2
William H. Caparn
Thomas John Caparn
Mary and Ann Caparn
Arthur Caparn
Oliver Chamberlain Jr.
Oliver Chamberlain Sr.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
David Eugene English
Box 1 Folder 1
Margaret Jane Caparn and Ann Elizabeth
Box 1 Folder 2
1889-1935, undated
Harold A. Caparn
Box 1 Folder 3
1935
Harold A. Caparn
Box 1 Folder 89
Associated Press Photo. Oversized
Assorted Caparn Family
Box 1 Folder 4
April 3, 1911
Letter of Appointment to H.A. Caparn for Instruction at Columbia University.
Box 1 Folder 5
1912
Appointment as Lecturer in Landscape Architecture from Columbia University
Box 1 Folder 5
1911
Consultation Hours for Summer Session, 1911
Box 1 Folder 5
September 25, 1945
Harold A. Caparn's Obituary from the New York Times and the New York Harold Tribune
Box 1 Folder 7
Original and copies
February 5, 1946
American Planning and Civic Association passage of a resolution of sorrow
Box 1 Folder 8
Letters in the New York Times "In Defense of the Bushes" (copy) and "The Artist and the Artisan" (copy)
Box 1 Folder 9
Oiginal publication dates March 26, 1899 and January, 28, 1902
Letter in the New York Times - "WHY NEW YORK IS UGLY" from August 2, 1904 (copy)
Box 1 Folder 10
Letter in the New York Times - "High Bridge" from December 7, 1916 (copy)
Box 1 Folder 11
October 1935
Letter to Mayor LaGuardia
Box 1 Folder 12
Regarding the problem of smoke pollution in New York City. Response is written by Stanley Howe, the Secretary to the Mayor
October 20, 1943
Letter in the New York Harold-Tribune - "Germ of Big Business"
Box 1 Folder 13
Regarding unions and New Deal Labor policy
March 4, 1944
Letter in the New York Harold-Tribune - "Willkie, Then Dewey"
Box 1 Folder 14
June 28, 1944
Letter in the New York Harold - Tribune - " To Protect the Parks"
Box 1 Folder 15
Regarding Park Commissioner Robert Moses' findings of youth vandalism of parks.
June-July 1944
Material related to Jackson Hole Monument
Box 1 Folder 16
September 13, 1944
Letter in the New York Harold-Tribune - "Scientific Approach Needed"
Box 1 Folder 17
Regarding the "Advertising Council's campaign against venereal diseases.
September 1944
Letter in the New York Harold-Tribune - "Would Hang Ringleaders"
Box 1 Folder 18
January 1945
Letter printed in the New York Herold-Tribune
Box 1 Folder 19
Regarding smoke pollution. Also includes a copy of the letter sent to Mayor LaGuardia.
Undated
Handwritten Notes
Box 1 Folder 20
Contents in Greek, French, and English
Undated
Handwritten Notes
Box 1 Folder 21
November 22, 1928
F.D. Coster letter from Bard and Calkins
Box 1 Folder 22
Regarding work Harold had done for him. Contents of the folder also includes background material on F.D. Coster who was later part of the McKesson and Robbins scandal.
February 1943
Correspondence with Carter Glass of the American Planning and Civic Association
Box 1 Folder 23
Regarding appropriation for the National Resources Planning Board
February 1943
Correspondence with Cleveland Rogers of the City Planning Commission
Box 1 Folder 24
Regarding utilization of empty skyscrapers
February 1943 and June 1944
Correspondence with Harvey Wiley Corbett and Ralph Courtney
Box 1 Folder 25
Manhattan as Garden City and free trade.
March 2010
Correspondence between George Yarwood and Johannes Steel on June 14, 1977 (copy)
Box 1 Folder 26
June-July 1977
Correspondence between George Yarwood and Rhy. Caparn Steel
Box 1 Folder 27
Regarding Harold Caparn. Includes biographical information about Harold Caparn.
Undated
Harold Caparn's Client List - originals
Box 1 Folder 28
Original. The extant client list is from #488 to #667. Items of note of regional interest are listed. Only 3 pages.
Undated
Plans for National Soldiers Home in Johnson City, Tennessee
Box 1 Folder 29
Photo.
Undated
Plan for the Grounds of D.A. Bullard in Schuylerville, New York
Box 1 Folder 30
Photo and handwritten legend
Undated
Plan for the Grounds of Hon. Joseph E. Willard in Fairfax, Virginia
Box 1 Folder 31
April 15, 2009
Eaton Family Residence/ Jewish Center of Norwich.
Box 1 Folder 32
Approved Application of National Register of Historic Places. Form and photographs; Eaton Robert
undated
Plan - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Systematic Section. 1928.
Box 1 Folder 33
Photocopy. General Plan of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
September 1937 - November 1937
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence between Alfred Gunderson and H.A. Caparn regarding Evergreens. Handwritten notes.
November 17, 1938
Plan - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Box 1 Folder 33
Colored drawing of proposed expansion of plant species in Botanic Garden.
March 23, 1939 - March 24, 1939
Correspondence - Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence between Alfred Gundersen and H.A. Caparn regarding Cypress Family.
1945
"Spring Flowers at the Botanic Garden"
Box 1 Folder 33
undated
"Landscape Architects Who Have Designed Gardens for Some of Our Great Country Estates"
Box 1 Folder 88
H.A. Caparn featured in an article with Frederick Law Olmsted, James L. Greenleaf, Ferruccio Vitale, Charles Welford Leavitt, Jr, Albert D. Taylor, Arthur R. Nichols and George Kessler.
Undated
Eaton Estate. Design Home of R.D. Eaton in Norwich, New York
Box 1 Folder 34
2008
Historic Sheffield Commission - Nitrate Village #1
Box 1 Folder 35
c. 1920s
Cayuga Heights, Ithaca Notes (copies)
Box 1 Folder 37
Denison Park, Corning New York
Box 1 Folder 38
1909
J.C. Willever estate in Millburn, New Jersey
Box 1 Folder 39
Undated
Early Site Planning Photos of Denison Park in Corning, New York.
Box 1 Folder 39
Undated
Fountain, Milford Park
Box 1 Folder 39
Undated
Cementary
Box 1 Folder 39
Photos of pond with willow. Photo of mausoleum.
Undated
Columbus Park, Yonkers, New York
Box 1 Folder 39
Undated
Grant Park in Yonkers, New York
Box 1 Folder 40
Undated
J.H. Tanner Home in Ithaca, New York
Box 1 Folder 41
Undated
Landscape work on Maitland F. Griggs estate in Ardsley, New York
Box 1 Folder 42
Includes advertisement for book.
Undated
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Sanatorium in Mt. McGregor, New York
Box 1 Folder 43
Sanatorium buildings and grounds. Refectory on right, then infirmery, then ward building
1920
Briarcliff Manor
Box 1 Folder 44
Photographs include Landscape Architecture, Interior and Daughters.
Undated
W.J. Tully Estate in Locust, New York
Box 1 Folder 45
Photographs include Home, landscaping, entrance, and rose garden.
Undated
Masonic Home in Utica, New York.
Box 1 Folder 46
Original Postcard. Administration Building and Chapel. Client List 617
July 16, 1956
Brooklyn College
Box 1 Folder 47
East Quad facing watchtower.
Undated
Magazine and Photograph - "The Orchards" in South Hampton, New York
Box 1 Folder 48
Built 1896. Architects McKim Mead and White. LA Olmstead Bro.
1925-1932, undated
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Box 1 Folder 49
Photographs include various shots, Japanese garden, plan of development of North Addition, Armillary Sphere, "Cherry Walk", rose garden, plan for rose garden, sculpture "Roses of Yesterday", systematic section, sketch of bridge, landscape, children's garden, Jenkins Fountain and land bath.
Undated
156 Fifth Avenue in New York, New York
Box 1 Folder 50
Undated
Strohmeyer in Newark, New Jersey
Box 1 Folder 51
Undated
Unidentified Photographs of H.A. Caparn Projects
Box 1 Folder 52
1935-1942
Correspondence with conductors and music critics
Box 1 Folder 53
Undated
Hanwritten Manuscript on Music
Box 1 Folder 54
Undated
Roses
Box 1 Folder 55
H. Horace McFarland Com. Harrisburg, PA
undated
Photographs - Rhys and Clara Caparn
Box 1 Folder 55
Also one with Anne Elizabeth Caparn. ex Hubbard Collection.
undated
Photograph - Clara Howard Jones Royall Caparn with Rhys
Box 1 Folder 55
ex Hubbard Collection.
undated
Photograph - George Clarborne Royall
Box 1 Folder 55
2 3/4 years old. ex. Hubbard Collection
undated
Photographs - Sarah H. Bishop; Mourning Necklace and Locket; Open Locket Showing Photo
Box 1 Folder 55
Photocopies. Sarah H. Bishop. William H. Caparn. John F. Bishop (deceased husband of Sarah Caparn Bishop)
undated
Photograph - Photograph of drawing signed by H.A. Caparn
Box 1 Folder 55
Scene in Wyoming, NJ
undated
Photographs - Sarah Horner Caparn Bishop
Box 1 Folder 55
Portrait and Landscape 3 slighty enlarged and 1 normal size.
undated
Photographs - Sarah (Birkett) Gilstrap Caparn
Box 1 Folder 55
2nd wife Willam Horner Caparn. 2 different photos.
undated
Photographs - Cemetery in need of Landscaping
Box 1 Folder 88
Woodlawn Cemetery NYC. Ex Hubbard Collection; Different views of cemetery scenes; Photo used in article with his drawing showing effect of foliage.
1977
Photograph - Rhys by Oliver Chamberlain
Box 1 Folder 55
Backyard sculptor garden.
November 1921
Review - "State Parks" by Harold A. Caparn
Box 1 Folder 56
Original. National Municipal Review. Volume X, No. 11. For Rhys Caparn from Harriet Adams (1956)
1937, undated
Plans - Design Sketches by Harold Caparn
Box 1 Folder 57
Sketches of seat, Central Park, fountain and Columbia University. Includes application for American Society of Landscape Architects. Waldo Hutchinson Bench.
1926-1927
Correspondence - Cold Spring Harbor (copies)
Box 1 Folder 58
undated
Photographs
Box 1 Folder 59
Village One . Nirate Plant plans, Sheffield, Alabama. Chamberlain Landscapes and writings. 323 ff. 23 photographs.
1984
Document - Nomination for National Register of Historic Places
Box 1 Folder 60
Nitrate Village No. 1 Historic District. United States Department of the Interior National Park Services.
1936, undated
Correspondence - New York World's Fair
Box 1 Folder 61
To Harold A. Caparn from Rhys. New York Times Article "Advance Plan of World's Fair Held 'Defeatist' "
1939-1940
Book - The Horticultural Exhibition Gardens on Parade "At the New York World's Fair 1939" Woodland Garden.
Box 1 Folder 61
Souvenir Book. Photocopies of New York Times Articles: "A Restful Woodland Garden Created for the World's Fair" (1940) and "Use of Water at World's Fair Holds Hints for Gardeners" (1939)
March 9, 1944
"Glacial Boulders in Gardens" by Harold Caparn
Box 1 Folder 62
2 originals. Written at age 79.
1945
Correspondence - Memorial letter from National Roadside Council.
Box 1 Folder 63
Letter to Rhys from Executive Committee about Harold A. Caparns contributions to Council upon discovery of his death. Minutes and envelope attached.
1979
"Art out-of-Doors"
Box 1 Folder 64
American Gardens 1890-1930. A Selected Bibliography. The Hunt Botanical Library. and Gardens.
1938, 1987
"Touring the Brooklyn College Landscape" (copy)
Box 1 Folder 65
"A Guide to the Shrubs and Trees on the Brooklyn College Campus". By Maurice Volaski, '87 and Dr. Roy E. McGowan as Faculty Advisor.
1908, 1909, 1932-1939,1958
Government Documents
Box 1 Folder 66
Rhys Passport (1939 and 1958), Rhys and Johannes Steel Marriage Certificate (1935), Rhys Marriage Announcement (1935), Rhys Certificate of Literacy (1932), Transcript of Register of Births (1937) with note (1937)
1929-1930, 1979-1980
Academic Identification
Box 1 Folder 67
1902, 1960, undated
Unidentified photographs and slide.
Box 1 Folder 68
undated
Sketch of Rhys by William Sharp (copy)
Box 1 Folder 69
March 7, 1923
Correspondence from Rhys to Harold
Box 1 Folder 70
1953, 1960
Correspondence - Kenneth C. Royall, Rhys and Fredrick A. Colwell.
Box 1 Folder 71
Letters regarding Rhys. Kenneth C. Royall biography (copy)
October 3, 1979
Correspondence to Rhys from G.L. Caparn
Box 1 Folder 71
1972, 1974
Correspondence from Friends
Box 1 Folder 71
1980, 1983
Letters to Oliver Chamberlain
Box 1 Folder 72
undated
Brief essay by Oliver Chamberlain on Rhys for Brearley School Alumnae Recognition and Exhibit
Box 1 Folder 73
undated
"The Colours of Memory"
Box 1 Folder 74
Poems from 1955. From personal library.
1955-1983
Listing of works
Box 1 Folder 75
Original. Rhys. Drawing by Rhys on reverse.
Biographical Materials
Box 1 Folder 76
1936
Catalog - Spring Salon Catalog
Box 1 Folder 77
1940
4th Annual Membership Exhibition
Box 1 Folder 77
American Artists Congress.
1941
1941 Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints
Box 1 Folder 77
Whitney Museum of American Art.
1942-1944
50th-53rd Annual Exhibition: National Association of Women Artists
Box 1 Folder 78
American Fine Arts Galleries
1950
Collection. New York Six
Box 1 Folder 79
by Petit Palais. Sculpture (French)
1952
Sixty-second annual exhibition
Box 1 Folder 79
University of Nebraska. Nebraska Art Association.
1961
Caparn Selections from Thirty Years - Sculpture and Drawings
Box 1 Folder 79
1948
The Sculptors Guild: Sculpture 1948. Tenth Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
Box 1 Folder 80
1953
The Sculptors Guild: Sculpture 1953
Box 1 Folder 80
1965
The Sculptors Guild: Sculpture 1965
Box 1 Folder 80
1966
Sculpture 1966
Box 1 Folder 80
The Sculptors Guild.
1968
The Sculptors Guild: Sculpture '68 (1968)
Box 1 Folder 80
1963
The Alfred Khouri Memorial Collection
Box 1 Folder 81
1970
Rhys Caparn Sculpture and Drawings
Box 1 Folder 81
1974
Rhys Caparn. Retrospective exhibition sculpture and drawings
Box 1 Folder 81
Bethel Gallery; hand written pricing.
1977, 1975
Rhys Caparn
Box 1 Folder 81
Washington Art Gallery (Invitation); hand written pricing.
undated
Caparn at 75. Selected sculptures, pastels and drawings
Box 1 Folder 81
Brief biography on back.
1937, undated
Reviews - "Escape to the Present"
Box 1 Folder 82
Original. Johannes Steel. New York Times review of "Escape to the Present" (August 8, 1937), The Saturday Review of Literature: Reviews of "Escape to the Present" (July 24, 1937), Business Card, Johannes Steel on Wall Street; Price List of Rhys's sculptures, Obituatry (printed copy)
1980-1981
Fairfield County and American Artist Magazines
Box 1 Folder 83
Regarding Ryhs' exhibition "The Years of Fulfillment"
October 1980
Rhys Caparn. The Years of Fulfillment
Box 1 Folder 83
ARTnews. Art Magazine
undated
The Sunday Post Article - "Newtowner's sculpture in Brooklyn"
Box 1 Folder 83
November 1981
Article in "Outlook" titled "Three Connecticut Abstractionists"
Box 1 Folder 84
Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
1984-1986
"The Newtown Bee"
Box 1 Folder 85
Three newspaper articles.
1980-1982
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Report
Box 1 Folder 86
Rhys donates "Moonrise" to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in memory of H.A. Caparn. Business card of Donald E. Moore (former president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden) is attached. Handwritten note on card. Photocopy of photo used in magazine.
Slides of Rhys Caparn's Work
Box 1 Folder 87
undated
Photograph - William H. Caparn
Box 2 Folder 1
Grandfather of H.A. Caparn. Photographed by S. Frost. Kirkgate Newark. Chamerlain Collection.
c. 1857
Photograph - William H. Caparn and Family
Box 2 Folder 1
With Jane Smith, Mary Ann, Sarah Horner, Thomas John, George Miller, Robert, Daniel, John Smith, Rebecca Elizabeth and Georgina Miller. Names handwritten on reverse. Thomas John Caparn. Oliver Chamberlain. Notes on George Morland Paintings. Transcription of Thomas John Caparn's note. Bill.
undated
Photograph - William H. Caparn and 11 children.
Box 2 Folder 1
Photocopy. ID of family members L-R in photograph.
undated
Biography - "Furthering the History of the Family Caparn"
Box 2 Folder 2
Photocopy.
undated, 2007
Correspondence - Invoice for two watercolors by George Morland
Box 2 Folder 3
Barbis Fine Art Conservation LLC. "Two Figures with Donkey by George Morland" and "Laundry" by George Morland. Mold Treatment, Remove one from paper mount, light wash to reduce surface soiles, deacidified, retouched surace scratches and repaired tear.
undated
Photograph - Thomas John Caparn
Box 2 Folder 4
Original. Thomas John Caparn. 2 photocopies. Photo by M.L. Green. Summit, NJ
c. 1910
Photography - Thomas John Caparn
Box 2 Folder 4
Photocopy. Thomas John Caparn. Print from original negative. Chamberlain Collection.
1853
Book - "Drawing Book"
Box 2 Folder 5
Thomas John Caparn. His drawing book as youth. Age 19. Signed.
1886
2 Advertisements for Thomas Caparn (and Arthur)
Box 2 Folder 6
Copies
July 15, 1940
Correspondence - Letter to H.A. Caparn from his cousin Mary Caparn
Box 2 Folder 7
Original. Harold A. Caparn. Mary Caparn. Envelope from Harold to his brother, with note to return.
1833, 1910
Correspondence - 80th Birthday Invitation
Box 2 Folder 8
Original. Ann Elizabeth Price Caparn. 3 photos include 1910, 1833 watercolor and photocopy. Original covers and uniform.
October 1923, August 1940
Newspaper - Clippings "Artist's Tramcar", "Passing of Blind Artists" and "Cremation of Mr. W. Caparne"
Box 2 Folder 9
Photocopy. Letter from Mary Caparn (cousin) to Harold Caparn). 144 E 30th, N.Y., then to Arthur T. Carparn. Short Hills.
August 1893
Photograph - Arthur T. Caparn
Box 2 Folder 10
Original. On cardboard. Photograph includes J Voigt, Q. T. Caparn, H. Merkle and J. McDonald on box. Pitcher and Manda Nurserymen. Seedsmen and Florists.
1979
Book - "The Caparn Family of Newark & Some of Their Descendants" by G. Hemingway
Box 2 Folder 11
Photocopy. The Caparn Family. Hemingway's Notes and Queries
c. 1920, c. 1925
Photographs - Harold and Arthur Together
Box 2 Folder
Photocopy. Harold A. Caparn, Arthur T. Caparn, Emily A. Caparn, Kathleen E. Caparn and young girl. 2 photographs.
1908-1950, undated
Postcards - Collection of Oliver Chamberlain
Box 2 Folder 12
Regarding Landscape work and writings of H.A. Postcards include images of the Palisades Interstate Park, J.B. Pound residency, Orange Park, New York World's Fair Music Hall, Briarcliff Manor, Residence of Webb Horton, Jackson Lake, Mt McGregor State Veterans Rehabilitation Center, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sanatorium Administration Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sanatorium Infirmary, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sanatorium John Rogers Memorial Laboratory, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sanatorium Rest House Across Artist Lake, J.B Pound Hotels, The Palisades on the Hudson, Park Road, Bear Mountain New York.
1899
Postcards - Collection of Oliver Chamberlain
Box 2 Folder 12
Aerial View. Regarding writings of H.A. Great Naval Arch erected in honor of Admiral Geo. Dewey, Hero of Manila, New York. Parade through Dewey Arch.
undated
"Gardens by Design Informal garden design by Harold Caparn Consulting Landscape Architect Brooklyn Botanical Garden 1912-1945"
Box 2 Folder 13
Photocopy. Oliver Chamberlain. Landscapes and writings of Harold Caparn.
Articles by Oliver Chamberlain
Box 2 Folder 14
undated
Photographs of landscape architecture done by Harold Caparn used by Oliver Chamberlain for his book
Box 2 Folder 15
Includes Briarcliff Mansion.
undated
Copies of Photographs
Box 2 Folder 16
undated
Copies of Photographs - used by Oliver Chamberlain for his book
Box 2 Folder 17
December 1984
Report - "A History of Mountain Home" (copy)
Box 2 Folder 18
Thesis by Susan Kay Hartman. East Tennessee State University
1924-1935
Chamberlain Florist
Box 2 Folder 19
3 Photographs of Chamberlain Florists and photocopies, Short Hills, NJ. Catalog of "Annuals and Perennials", Chamberlain, Florist. Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills, NJ. (1931); Photocopy of Mitchell Medal awarded to Oliver Chamberlain (1935) by Hentry F. Mitchell Co. Philadelphia, PA. (1924-1935)
1924-1935
Chamberlain Florist
Box 2 Folder 19
Photographs include Chamberlain Florist delivery truck, Oliver Chamberlain at door to shop, Chamberlain Florist exterior, Chamberlain Florist interior, Chamberlain Florist (greenhouse), Oliver Chamberlain's home, Oliver Chamberlain property (landscape), Employee with truck (Chamberlain in the background), Nursery,
1935-1940
Oliver Chamberlain
Box 2 Folder 20
Photographs include Estate Gardener, Oliver Chamberlain with Janet(1939); Kathleen, Oliver Chamberlain and Oliver Jr.; Gardener's Cottage; Portion of Gardener's Cottage; Oliver Chamberlain in Greenhouse; Lake next to Reade Estate; Oliver Chamberlain and dog; (Reade Estate in Deal, NJ)... Small white envelope contains more photographs from Reade Estate in Deal, NJ)
c. 1940-1945
Rosenwald Estate
Box 2 Folder 21
Lease. Art Installation by W. Lutz. Short Essay by Oliver Chamberlain regarding photograph.
1945
Rosenwald Estate
Box 2 Folder 21
"Summerhome", Tennis Courts and side view of "Oliverthorpe"
c. 1940, undated
Rosenwald Estate
Box 2 Folder 21
Photographs include Oliver Chamberlain with estate pickings truck; 3 unidentified estate gardeners for estate; 4 garden crew, Oliver Chamberlain with Oliver Jr and sister Janet in front of truck. (c. 1940)
undated
Rosenwald Estate
Box 2 Folder 21
Photographs include "gardener's house", connected shed, patting shed, greenhouse, view of greenhouse and Oliver Chamberlain in greenhouse.

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Books - cataloged individually in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections