Nichols, Rose Standish

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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 single 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 guide to the Rose Standish Nichols papers, 1877-1922., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell autograph collection, 1523-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rose Standish Nichols papers, 1877-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry Adams letters to various correspondents, 1881-1947. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rose Standish Nichols papers, 1877-1922. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
associatedWith Albright person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Augusta F. Homer Saint-Gaudens. person
correspondedWith Augustus Saint-Gaudens person
associatedWith Bell, Thomas person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Daniel Chester French person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Henry Adams person
correspondedWith Homer Saint-Gaudens person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells, Mildred person
correspondedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916 person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Mary Elizabeth Homer person
associatedWith Michel person
associatedWith Mrs. J. R. Green person
correspondedWith Nichols, Rose Standish. person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
correspondedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augusta. person
correspondedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907 person
correspondedWith Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thomas Johnston Homer person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith W. B. Blaikie person
correspondedWith William Dean Howells person
associatedWith W. R. Willcox person
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