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Frederick Law Olmsted: Laura Roper Correspondence Files (1942 - 1970)

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The correspondence 1942 to 1961 (bulk 1946-1954) in this series relates to Laura Wood Roper’s biography of Frederick Law Olmsted.  The bulk of the correspondence is between Roper and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., his wife, Sarah Sharples Olmsted, and Stella D. Obst, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.’s secretary.   The remaining letters 1954-1970 (bulk 1956-1969) document Roper’s interactions with other researchers (including Charles McLaughlin and Albert Fein), academic institutions, and various publishers including Johns Hopkins University Press.  This series is divided into two subseries.  The correspondence is arranged in chronological order while the other files are arranged alphabetically by subject and/or document type.

Box 1

  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., September 1, 1942 - March 30, 1948
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., April 2, 1948 - March 30, 1949
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., April 9, 1949 - November 30, 1949
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., December 18, 1949 - February 1, 1951
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., March 4, 1951 - September 28, 1951
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., October 3, 1951 - May 29, 1952
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., June 10, 1952 - September 3, 1952
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., September 9, 1952 - November 19, 1952
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., November 21, 1952 - January 30, 1953
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., February 3, 1953 - September 28, 1953
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., October 1, 1953 - May 5, 1955
  • Olmsted Family and Business, July 20, 1955 - September 8, 1970
  • Elmer Aldrich
  • Daniel B. Adlum
  • J. N. Bowman
  • Ms. Fredson Bowers
  • Chronica Botanica House, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Christ Church, Guilford, Connecticut
  • Cornell University Press
  • Irving D. Fisher
  • Albert Fein
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Ralph E. Griswold (Griswold, Winters, Swain)
  • Edward Everett Hale (Correspondence about)
  • Harvard University - Olmsted Memorial Exhibition
  • James Howard
  • Hans Huth
  • K. Kimura
  • Frederick N. Knapp - Letters regarding
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Library of Congress - Correspondence regarding Olmsted’s Papers
  • Mariposa Court House Centennial
  • John Stuart Martin
  • George Mazaraki
  • Diane McGuire
  • Charles McLaughlin
  • Jon A. Peterson
  • George Wilson Pierson
  • Publishers
  • Henry Hope Reed
  • Benjamin Silliman - Correspondence regarding
  • Gail Scheider
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • The White House
  • Yosemite Natural History Association
  • Laura Roper - Miscellaneous Notes
  • Laura Roper’s Note Cards