Anna Gilman Hill papers 1910-1965.


Anna Gilman Hill papers 1910-1965.

Collection documents Hill's landscaping of her family estate, Niederhurst and her activities with the Garden Club of America.

2 boxes (6.5 lin. in.)

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Garden Club of America (corporateBody)

Niederhurst (Palisades, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Hill, Anna Gilman, 1872-1955. (person)

Anna Gilman Hill (1872-1955) was Director of the Garden Club of America from 1920-1926 and assistant editor of the Club's Bulletin from 1921-1945. She was born at Niederhurst overlooking the Hudson River at Palisades, NY. The estate was designed by her father, Winthrop S. Gilman, Jr. and completed in 1874. She was married to Robert C. Hill. In 1925 they moved back to Niederhurst and she redesigned the gardens with the help of Marian Cruger Coffin, renowned landscape architect. She died at Nieder...

Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957 (person)

Marian Coffin was a landscape architect. She entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a special student in 1901 and graduated in 1904 with a concentration in fine arts and landscape design. She studied under Boston architect Guy Lowell, designer of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Also in 1904, Coffin opened her own professional landscape practice in New York City. She travelled to Europe and met Gertrude Jekyll, an English landscape architect. After World War I, she opened a larger o...

New York Botanical Garden (corporateBody)