Papers, 1914-1957.


Papers, 1914-1957.

Consists of correspondence, corporate records, planting lists, specifications, drawings, and photographs that reflect Marian Coffin's career in landscape architecture and her work for clients up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Her clients included: New York Botanical Garden, the University of Delaware, Connecticut College, Marshall Field, Frederick Frelinghuysen, Edward F. Hutton, William Marshall Bullitt, Childs Frick, Frederick Vanderbilt, John Morgan Wing, Lammot du Pont, Henry Francis du Pont, and H. Rodney Sharp. Correspondents represented in this collection include: Clara Coffey, Princeton Nurseries, A. Frylink & Sons, Cedar Hill Nursery, Arden Nurseries, Wohlert's Nurseries, F.H. Horsford, Frank S. Platt Co., Wadley & Smythe, Bobbink & Atkins, Brownell Rose Research Gardens, and Cross & Son, Architects. Some of the drawings are done in colored pencil. The collection also contains materials on Marian Coffin's own gardens at "Wendover" in Witch Hill, R.I. and in New Haven, Ct.

5 boxes; 37 folios; and 309 photographs.


SNAC Resource ID: 6770888

Winterthur Library

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