Loudon, J.C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843

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Birth 1783-04-08
Death 1843-12-14
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English

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Landcape architect John Claudius Loudon was born on his family's farm in Scotland, and studied chemistry, botany, and agriculture at the University of Edinburgh. He began working as a landscape planner in Scotland and England, published numerous influential articles, and founded and edited several periodicals; about this time he was permanently weakened by rheumatic fever. He developed a style he termed Gardenesque, designed to be both aesthetic and instructive, which led to the development of the arboretum. His diverse and influential writings include horticulture, farming, greenhouses, architecture, and pioneering works on city planning. He helped popularize the term landscape architect, and influenced Victorian tastes in gardens and architecture.

From the description of J.C. Loudon letter to E. Charlesworth, 1836 Dec. 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64707893

John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843) was an influential landscape designer and horticultural writer of the early 19th century. He made notable contributions to the theories of landscape architecture, city planning, and cemetery design.

Adam Dugdale (1771-1838), a successful cotton broker at Liverpool, purchased Dovecot House in 1819, and kept it as his principle residence until his death. Dovecot House was demolished by 1931, to make way for new development.

From the description of Remarks on certain improvements proposed for the park and grounds at Dovecot House, the property of Adam Dugdale Esqre : referring to a folio volume of delineations / by J.C. Loudon. London, March 1820, 1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702181077

John Claudius Loudon, Scottish horticulturalist and landscape architect, was the author of the Encyclopedia of gardening and other works on botany and plant classification.

William Jerdan was a Scottish journalist, author and publisher.

From the description of Letter : Bayswater, [London], to William Jerdan, Grove House, Old Brompton, 1827 Nov. 28. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 41936441

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Subjects:

  • Landscape gardening
  • Chron--1820
  • Landscape architects--Correspondence
  • Landscape architecture
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Landscape design

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)