Bartram's Garden Maps, Plans, and Drawings Collection
Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Items in this collection are from the historic Bartram's Garden site, a National Historic Landmark House and Garden. Established in 1728 by acclaimed botanist John Bartram, and later maintained by his naturalist son William Bartram, the collection covers both the gardens and the house and building complex.
This collection includes maps, plans and drawings of Bartram's Garden and the Bartram House and building complex, including the seed house and barns. Items are in a variety of formats, including paper, linen and blueprint, as well as a variety of sizes. The majority of items are from between the 1920s and the 1970s. While the types of maps included are diverse, the collection is particularly strong in landscape and planting plans of the gardens, and restoration plans for the Bartram House complex.
This collection is divided into two series- Bartram's Garden and the Bartram House complex. Each series has been subdivided in order to promote more efficient and effective searching. The Bartram's Garden series has been arranged according to type of map or plan, while the Bartram House Complex has been divided according to document usability.
- Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives
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- Finding aid prepared by Caity Tingo
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- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
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Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.