Nichols, Rose Standish

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Dates:
Birth 1872
Death 1960
Gender:
Female
Americans

Biographical notes:

Rose Standish Nichols (1872-1960) was one of America's first professional female landscape and garden designers, a writer of garden history and criticism, a lifelong pacificist, and a women's rights activist. She was the daughter of Dr. Arthur Howard Nichols (1840-1923) and Elizabeth Fisher Homer Nichols (1844-1929) of Boston, Massachusetts. She published three books and many articles on European garden design, helped found the Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom, and remained unmarried her entire life. She was a favorite niece of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens; he encouraged her interest in garden design and she became his confidante through a rich correspondence. Augusta F. Homer Saint-Gaudens, the wife of Augustus, was also close to Rose Nichols and they frequently wrote each other.

From the description of Rose Standish Nichols papers, 1877-1922. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612872485

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Subjects:

  • Women social reformers
  • Landscape gardening
  • Upper class families--History
  • Landscape architecture

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Places:

  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)