|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.|
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."
A copy of this item is available.
Andrew Jackson Downing letter to Miss Garrettson, MS 386. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Original restricted. Patrons must use facsimile copy unless special permission is granted.