Andrew Jackson Downing letter to Miss Garrettson

Andrew Jackson Downing letter to Miss Garrettson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Downing, A. J., (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852
Title: Andrew Jackson Downing letter to Miss Garrettson
Dates: 1838 September 19
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 369 to MS 391)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter written in Newburgh, N. Y. by Andrew Jackson Downing to a Miss Garrettson of Rhinebeck, N. Y. on September 19, 1838. Discusses the New York Horticultural Exhibition on September 29, 1838 and asks her to tell Freeborn Garrettson and Edward P. Livingston. Also included are a photstat of this letter and two letters relating the provenance of the material.
Coll. Number: ms386

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852) of Newburgh (N.Y.). Architect, gardener, author and nursery owner. A. J. Downing was in many respects the founder of the American school of landscape architecture and design. Downing died at age 36 in an explosion of the steamship "Henry Clay."

Index Terms

Downing, A. J., (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852 -- Correspondence
Garrettson, Freeborn, 1752-1827
Horticultural exhibitions--New York (State).
Horticulturists--New York (State).
Landscape architects--New York (State).
Landscape architecture--New York (State).
Livingston, Edward P., (Edward Philip), 1779-1843
New York Horticultural Exhibition. (1838 : New York)

General Notes

A copy of this item is available.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew Jackson Downing letter to Miss Garrettson, MS 386. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions on Access

Original restricted. Patrons must use facsimile copy unless special permission is granted.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Copy (original restricted)